“It never should’ve happened”: WB Execs Lament Over Releasing the Snyder Cut, Nearly Confirms David Zaslav Might Not Be Restoring the Snyderverse Despite Fans’ Demand

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Snyderverse is probably one of the best-received franchises ever in movie history. The franchise consists of three movies out of five, with the other two being entirely scrapped. All of these movies are directed by Zack Snyder, hence the name, they include- Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.


Despite these movies’ critical reception, they’re all fan favorites, and DC fans seem to have this fixation on movies directed by Zack Snyder. Out of the three, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was one of the movies that were in significant demand from fans in the Snyderverse, but will Warner Bros. keep feeding the Snyderverse with funding for future projects?

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The poster for Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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DC Exec Jim Lee Shares His Thoughts On Snyderverse

During his time making movies for DC and WB, Zack Snyder has built up a cult following for his work. His art direction, creative choices, subtle story-telling, as well as his use of camera angles have garnered him die-hard fans who resonate with the ideals that his DC superhero movies amplify, even if they’re against DC’s ideals.


But will DC decide to go further with Snyderverse even after knowing that Snyder has a concrete following? Here’s DC CCO Jim Lee’s comments about the future of the franchise.

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Zack Snyder at an event

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According to famous DC executive Jim Lee, who is the CCO at DC Comics, there’s no plan for any upcoming works for the director-

“You know what’s amazing? Is that we spent two years in lockdown and here we are back at a convention, celebrating the art form; feeling good. I work on the projects that are in development, and so I think [Zack Snyder’s Justice League] was Zack’s vision realized and it was a really satisfying story told, but there’s no plan for additional work on that material. So, I was happy to help contribute to the pitch for the other stuff, and it was kind of fun to actually see that stuff get out there cause I did that stuff years ago… I actually thought it had been erased, but they kept it in storage.”

Hey, at least he gave his blessings to the plot. Even if Snyder doesn’t get his way with DC, he will surely churn up something worthwhile, because after all, he still has his die-hard fans to root for him.


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WB Insider Claim Regrets Over Giving Snyder Cut A Chance

The insiders over at WB, however, have had completely different feelings towards the hugely demanded Zack Snyder’s Justice League from last year. Snyderverse fans were already against DC’s stubborn hold on the Snyder Cut, and the demand for the four-hour cut increased following the sub-par changes made by Joss Whedon’s version of Justice League. 


At last, they finally gave in and released Zack Snyder’s Justice League in 2021, to much acclaim. However, they have just lived on to regret that decision.

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A still from Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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According to reports from Variety, the insiders at WB have faced increasing backlash, mostly from Snyder’s fans, after the release of the Snyder Cut, whose welcoming reception has just given more incentive to fans to protest against WB’s leadership. The source reports of the studio insiders’ regret over the release of Snyder Cut, saying that “Zack Snyder’s Justice League never should’ve happened”. 

This honestly lights the flames for more resentment toward the higher-ups at DC and WB, considering the fact that Jim Lee’s revelation about DC not planning to go any further with Snyderverse has planted the seeds for a fallout with the director.


Zack Snyder’s Justice League is available for streaming on HBO Max.

Source: Variety


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