Ever since the management at Warner Bros. Discovery has rumbled around and finally opened its doors to the new management of James Gunn and Peter Safran, fans have been eagerly waiting for the return of the legendary Zack Snyder to DC Films to take the studios back its glory days. After huge public demands and petitions for Justice League: The Snyder Cut, fans were hoping that the minute Warner Bros. gets the chance to reinstate him, they would hop on to it with all they have.
But it seems like the new management has done little to nothing to bring back Zack Snyder into the company again.
In a recent interview with The Preston & Steve Show, Snyder was curiously inquired about when they could hope to see him back with DC Films, to which he replied that despite his hopes, there has been no contact from the new management.
Zack Snyder has Not Been Contacted By James Gunn
After long-time CEO Walter Hamada’s departure from Warner Bros. Discovery due to a lot of mismanagement issues, directors James Gunn and Peter Safran were tasked to lead the new era of DC Films by Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav. His reasoning for bringing Gunn into the fold was simple and clear, and that was to get a person who knew how to create a superhero film with both a director’s and a comic-book enthusiast’s outlook on it. As many fans might know, Gunn has been working with the MCU and DCEU for a long time, so he was the natural pick default.
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But since Gunn’s takeover, Fans have repeatedly asked him to return Zack Snyder back into the company. Snyder had repeatedly shown his enthusiasm to return to DC Films after the whole shake-up fiasco inside Warner Bros. Discovery and had previously been assured by Gunn himself that he would bring him back. But in a recent interview on a radio show called The Preston & Steve Show, Snyder revealed that he has still not been contacted by anybody from the company regarding his return, which has led the Justice League director disappointed. He said:
“As far I know, which is very little, I’m doing my thing and haven’t had anyone give me a call or anything, I’m just wishing them all the best and hoping they make some cool movies.”
This comes as a surprise to a lot of the fans as this was one of the changes that Gunn had promised to make, that is, to listen closely to the fans about what they like and come up with a solution that could help both the company and the audience to gain from.
Why Isn’t Zack Snyder Back Yet?
There can be several reasons why Warner Bros. is hesitant to bring back Zack Snyder, one of the most prominent of them could be a new beginning that James Gunn has foreseen. Zack Snyder’s version of the films was aptly named the Snyderverse, where his ideas were the be-all, end-all of the DC cinematic universe, but what Gunn might be trying to do is probably created a whole new universe in the DCU, which invalidates Snyder’s presence from the company entirely. That or Gunn is just caught up with the workload after taking leadership and forgot to ring him up.