Zack Snyder and his history with DC and Warner Bros. are very well known to the fans by now. His vision of a five-movie along with various spin-offs and sequels started with the 2013 Man of Steel. Even though it started pretty well, the upcoming projects didn’t go as expected and his vision was doomed due to various factors. DC is in a very problematic state since then but just as James Gunn and Peter Safran sat on the head chairs and everyone started to hope for a brighter future, it once again looks like the only savior DC needed was Zack Snyder.
Following the change of leadership, the fans were in belief that this new regime will work towards delivering what they need and would interfere less. These were some of the many criticisms due to which the old executives were hated so much. But after Gunn’s reboot plans came to light, the fans are once again disappointed.
Was Zack Snyder the savior of DC?
After the release of Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, Zack Snyder made two movies, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. While the former garnered very mixed to negative reactions from everywhere, the latter was an outright disaster due to various rewrites to the scripts and the changing of the director midway.
Although WB released the widely appreciated 4-hour-long Snyder’s Cut of the Justice League following a worldwide internet campaign, they refused to progress on the future of the universe planned by the Watchmen director.
Recently as the old Walter Hamada regime took its departure when the whole leadership was changed, the fans were hopeful that James Gunn might turn out to be the mastermind DC always needed. But things turned pretty opposite and Henry Cavill officially took his departure from the role of the Kryptonian with other reports of numerous movie cancellations. These developments presented a clear hint that he wants to reboot the franchise completely thereby erasing the SnyderVerse.
The decisions taken by Gunn to reboot the whole DC slate and formulate an entirely new DCU have created a chaotic situation on the Internet with the fan base widely divided. Be it his choice of casting a younger version of Superman instead of Cavill’s version or the decision to start a new slate after Aquaman 2. Most of the fans are of the notion that Zack Snyder wanted to give a uniform direction to the superhero universe.
The fans stand with Zack Snyder
Currently, several projects like Wonder Woman 2 and Black Adam 2 are reportedly canceled with several actors having a very questionable future in the DCU. There have been also many reports that Jason Momoa will leave the role of Aquaman after The Lost Kingdom to play Lobo in the future. This raises more speculations that Gunn might recast various more characters which were fan favorites for a long time.
Amidst this scenario of uncertainty, the fans took to Twitter to express their feelings regarding James Gunn’s plan and how WB lost its direction by forcing Zack Snyder out of the studio.
Zack Snyder was NOT the problem with DC pic.twitter.com/mmoDjEz0xh
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) December 18, 2022
His vision was so unique man. I don’t care if it’s divisive, I would have love to see how his universe would have played out.
— Superbad5 (@Superbad52) December 18, 2022
Say what you want about Snyder, at least he had a vision.
— wherearethealiens (@coolufobro) December 18, 2022
He was the strength that DC undervalued .
— Vegavis (@Vegavis_EyeAi) December 18, 2022
DC Executives were and “are” the problems with DC
— Karlton (@y2karlton) December 18, 2022
I agree 💯
— Christian Gore (@ChristianGore94) December 18, 2022
Now it will be seen if the final plans that are to be revealed by Gunn at the beginning of the next year are successful in bringing back the audience as some of his fans still support him. A certain section of the audience still believes that nothing but a reboot can only save DC. Only time will answer if they are right or wrong.
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