James Gunn, director of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, has publicly declared his support for SnyderCon, a virtual convention organized by Zack Snyder. Snyder is passionate about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Despite the criticism, Gunn, who is widely held responsible for ending the SnyderVerse following Henry Cavill’s exit as Superman, has decided to show his support for the event.
James Gunn’s Support for SnyderCon
The reaction of DCEU fans to the news of SnyderCon has been divided. Some look forward to meeting other fans and helping a good cause, while others see it as Snyder cashing in on the uproar over his departure from the DCEU.
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Zac Snyder has a loyal fan base, and James Gunn has faced backlash and even hate from some fans. Despite this, Gunn announced his support for SnyderCon in his fashion way through a comment on Twitter.
Gunn’s generosity demonstrates that the event is more than just a vehicle for Snyder to advance his personal goals. According to a tweet from James Gunn, he is “definitely donating.”
If I wasn't going to be slammed with Vol. 3 press, why not? But I'm definitely donating!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 25, 2023
Even though he was rehired to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, fans have not forgotten the controversy that ensued. About a month ago, Gunn argued with a Twitter user about selling Synderverse to Netflix and their hashtag #sellthesnyderversetonetflix, calling it the “wackiest hashtag ever.”
“I have to say, this has got to be the wackiest hashtag ever since 1) Netflix hasn’t expressed any such interest (although we’ve discussed other stuff) & 2) Zack hasn’t expressed any interest & seems to be happy doing what he’s doing (and, yes, we too have talked).”
Despite this, James Gunn has kept his head down and made films people talk about. There’s no sign of Gunn slowing down any time soon or paying heed to any hate that comes his way.
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Why Should DCU Fans Care About the SynderCon?
SnyderCon is an annual convention that celebrates the work of filmmaker Zack Snyder, particularly his contributions to the DCEU. The event features screenings of Snyder’s films, Q&A panels with special guests, and fan-driven activities such as giveaways and prizes.
The convention was first held in 2019 and is set to return in April 2023, focusing on Snyder’s DC trilogy consisting of Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
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In addition to celebrating Snyder’s films, the event is a charity fundraiser, with proceeds going to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Autumn Snyder Tribute Fund in honor of Snyder’s late daughter.
Gunn’s support for SnyderCon shows that it is possible to set aside personal disputes and come together for a better cause, even if some fans still hate him for his past actions.
Source: James Gunn | Twitter