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‘Zack Snyder wasn’t the problem with DC’: James Gunn’s Chaotic DCU Reshuffle Proves Snyder Actually Tried Saving DC By Giving it an Identity, Gunn and WB Stripped it Out

'Zack Snyder wasn't the problem with DC': James Gunn's Chaotic DCU Reshuffle Proves Snyder Actually Tried Saving DC By Giving it an Identity, Gunn and WB Stripped it Out

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.

Zack Snyder with Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot on the set of Justice League
Zack Snyder with Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot on the set of Justice League

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.

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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.

Zack Snyder's Justice League
Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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.

James Gunn
James Gunn’s future plans for DCU suggest a complete makeover

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.

Also Read: “Weird how people are Claiming James Gunn hates Henry Cavill”: Are ‘Toxic’ Zack Snyder Fans Fueling James Gunn-Henry Cavill Rivalry Rumors?

The fans stand with Zack Snyder

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Henry Cavill as Superman in the SnyderVerse

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.

Also Read: “Zack Snyder will never work at DC again”: James Gunn Canceling Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3 Sparks a Fan Debate Over Snyder’s Return

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.

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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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.