Warner Bros. Discovery is surely not having a good time with the franchise. While they want to give uniformity to the DCEU, there is widespread criticism addressed towards them for all the steps they have taken. Now according to various reports, WB has reportedly shelved all SnyderVerse-related projects as they believe the root of the hostility of the fans lies there.
The brawl between the fans and the studio regarding the SnyderVerse is hardly unknown to anyone by now. Even the relationship with the fans also started to erode following this fiasco only.
SnyderVerse is reportedly a lost cause now
Nobody can deny that SnyderVerse is one of the main stepping stones to the bitter relationship the fans share with the studio now. The exit of Zack Snyder from the 2017 Justice League project to bringing the Avengers fame Joss Whedon and the fatal experimentation on the runtime and tone presented us with one of the worst and most lackluster superhero movies.
What followed after is a worldwide virtual campaign to force the studio to release the director’s uncut version for a long time until WB finally agreed to it. Thus in 2021, we got the 4-hour-long colossal Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max which garnered a widespread positive response. But the woes didn’t end here as despite releasing the Snyder Cut of the movie, WB showed no interest in proceeding with it. Now it seems like it is almost confirmed that we are never going to get a SnyderVerse.
According to the sources, the WB high officials still think that the hatred for the studio mainly surged after the release of Snyder Cut as the fans demanded the universe to be expanded contrary to the studio’s intentions. So it seems that even though these problems originated from the existing management, the new CEO David Zaslav and the company also have no plans to go with it.
The Publisher and Chief Creative Officer revealed that the studio probably has no interest in working on the additional work:
“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 it can be understood that the studio felt the movie only entrenched more problems for them as a result of which the fans went against the studio and the relationship’s still affected. Following the response to the recent developments around the studio, it can be said that the fans are still very doubtful of the leadership of the studio.
Is it even slightly possible for WBD to release Snyder Cut?
Recently, various reports are coming that WBD is considering Dan Lin, the producer of the LEGO Movie franchise to spearhead the DC department as a whole similar to Kevin Feige of MCU. But it is noted that there are no official reports regarding it.
Following the cancellation of various projects like Batgirl, the studio’s already tackling fans who think that Leslie Grace and the other crew deserve their hard work to get some recognition. On top of it, this has also caused an issue of trust among the makers and the studio so there are various obstacles the studio’s yet to face.
Now although there are several reports related to the Flash movie introducing the multiverse and rebooting the timeline. That way SnyderVerse may also be possible but the studio’s viewpoint on Zack Snyder still raises a massive area of doubt.
It is only up to time now to figure out if the studio will work on establishing a major roadmap for the future or will change their minds and go with Snyder’s approach.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League can be streamed on HBO Max