Zack Snyder Praises New DCU, Denies Snyderverse Sale Rumors

Zack Snyder shuts down rumors of Warner Bros. selling Snyderverse to other companies and underscores that he currently has no control over the franchise. During a recent episode of Film Junkee’s Vodka Stream live stream, the filmmaker also praised the creative project James Gunn And Peter Saffron for the new DCU while revealing that DC Studios are extremely supportive of his SnyderCon charity event.

After Marvel Studios proved there was money to be made in a superhero cinematic universe, Warner Bros. man of Steel‘s director Snyder to develop his own ambitious plot. This led to the production of Batman vs Superman And justice league. Batman vs Superman Warner Bros. fell short of high box office expectations, and after Snyder had to resign justice league for family reasons, Joss Whedon took charge of the crossover film and made significant changes to the previous filmmaker’s script. As a result, SnyderVerse was abandoned and Warner Bros. tried several restructuring strategies until Gunn and Safran were named co-heads of DC Studios last year.


While Snyder severed ties with the DC Universe in 2017, the filmmaker’s fans kept asking about the release of the Snyder Cut of justice league for years. Warner Bros. decided to give fans what they wanted in 2021 when the four-hour cut of the crossover film was released. Rather than appease fans, however, the release of the Snyder Cut led to more social media buzz. Now fans want Snyder to regain control of the SnyderVerse and push the franchise forward independently of DC Studios. Some rumors even claimed Warner Bros. could sell the SynderVerse to a streaming rival, thanks to the new DCU Elseworlds strategy. However, when asked directly about this potential deal, Snyder said he was not consulted on anything. As he puts it: “It would be amazing if I could control the IP anyway [that] exists. I don’t know… That’s not my part. That’s not my role. Like I said, it’s above my pay grade.”

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The upcoming SnyderCon will come full circle

Snyder is showing his three DC films in Los Angeles next month. man of Steel, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate EditionAnd Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The event is held to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and all tickets sold out shortly after it went on sale, a testament to the filmmaker’s popularity. While some fans are still trying to sow disagreements between Snyder and DC Studios, the filmmaker also revealed that the studio is extremely supportive of his fundraiser. In Snyder’s words:

“I’ll say one thing. Warner Bros. regarding this screening [SnyderCon] concerned were amazing. This group now [Gunn and Safran] is beyond kind and caring and personal and was amazing to work with. So I have no complaints beyond that in terms of creative goals and their plans.”

At SnyderCon, fans will be able to watch the four-hour cut of Justice League in color on IMAX for the first time. A dream comes true for the filmmaker, because “I can finally show my three films in a row in the color version justice league lastly… I thought it was really great too [thing]which has never been seen in theaters.” Hopefully, SnyderCon will also provide closure for fans and allow Snyder to focus on more than his defunct DC project.

Zack Snyder’s DC films will be showing on April 28th, 29th and 30th at the Art Center College of Design and Universal City Walk in California. After each screening there will be a question and answer session with the filmmaker. Watch Vodka Stream’s full interview with Snyder below. Zack Snyder Praises New DCU, Denies Snyderverse Sale Rumors

Dustin Huang

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