DC Universe, with some loyal to Zack Snyder’s vision, while others are eager to see what James Gunn brings to the table with his take on the iconic characters. The recent Twitter exchange between Gunn and Snyder fans has only fueled the already heated debate, as opinions and emotions run high among fans.
The divide between the two sides can be traced back to Zack Snyder’s departure from the DC Universe and James Gunn’s subsequent hiring as the co-CEO. Snyder’s departure was a major blow to his fanbase, who had become invested in his vision for the DC Universe and eagerly awaited his upcoming projects.
Zack Snyder’s Fanbase Stand United
Snyder fans have long been known for their vocal and dedicated support for the director and his work, and the recent comments from Gunn have only stirred up their emotions. Gunn claimed that Snyder had contacted him to express his support for Gunn’s direction for the franchise and that Snyder was “really happy” with the world-building he was doing.
James Gunn says Zack Snyder “contacted me to express his support about my choices.”
“He’s a great guy. Again, he seems really happy with the massive world building he’s doing now.”
(Source: @JamesGunn) pic.twitter.com/xAFyBvJX9q
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 9, 2023
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This claim has sparked a barrage of reactions from fans, with many Snyder fans taking to Twitter to voice their concerns and disbelief. Richie Castaldo, a Snyder fan, replied to Gunn’s tweet warning that Gunn was “going to go too far” and that Zack would “drop some truth bombs soon.”
Gunn is going to go too far, and Zack will drop some truth bombs soon.
— Richie Castaldo (@richiecastaldo) February 9, 2023
Other Snyder fans, like Luke O’Doherty, took a more conciliatory approach, expressing hope that both sides could “move on and look forward to different things.”
Look Snyders not my favourite director by any means but I'm happy for him, he seems like a chill guy and I'm glad rebel moon is working for him. I just hope to god that all of us can move on and look forward to different things.
— The Great Gonzo (@LukeODoherty6) February 9, 2023
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Craig, another fan, expressed hope that Gunn’s comments would finally “shut up Snyder fanboys” but acknowledged that this was unlikely to happen.
maybe this’ll shut up snyder fanboys for a while
probably not though
— Craig (@CS11__) February 9, 2023
Lewis Jones, meanwhile, expressed shock at the revelations, stating that he had been told that Gunn and Snyder hated each other. This highlights the level of speculation and rumors surrounding the DC Universe in recent years and the extent to which fans have become invested in the behind-the-scenes drama.
But I was told they hated each other??? Are you telling me that people were lying on the internet?
— Lewis Jones (@LewisJo58265023) February 9, 2023
Rorschach Journal, a Snyder fan, expressed a more nuanced view, stating that he wanted to see what James Gunn brought “to the table for the DC Universe” while remaining a dedicated supporter of Zack Snyder and his upcoming projects.
Look, I want to see what James Gunn brings to the table for DC Universe, and I'm always going to support Zack Snyder and be first in line with Rebel Moon and rest of his IP…
— Rorschach Journal (@RonaldC0525) February 9, 2023
The MoviesPlease Twitter account also weighed in on the debate, expressing skepticism at Gunn’s claims and suggesting that Snyder may have contacted Gunn hoping to “start a conversation” about doing something else DC-related.
Considering how much passion and effort Snyder put into his DC movies, I have trouble believing he didn't call Gunn hoping it would start a conversation for him to do *something* else DC-related.
— MoviesPlease (@moviespleaseyt) February 9, 2023
Fans Are Loyal To Zack Snyder’s Vision
The passion and intensity of the debate among fans highlight the power and impact of the DC Universe and the significance of the decisions made by filmmakers and studios. Fans have become deeply invested in the characters, storylines, and themes of the DC Universe, and any changes or departures from the established canon are met with intense scrutiny and criticism.
The Twitter exchange between James Gunn and Snyder fans has once again shone a spotlight on the passionate and divided fanbase of the DC Universe. Fans are torn between their loyalty to Zack Snyder’s vision and their eagerness to see what James Gunn brings to the table, and the debate is likely to continue for some time.
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Regardless of the outcome, the DC Universe remains one of the most popular and influential franchises in entertainment. Fans will continue to be vocal and passionate about their favorite characters and stories.