The DCEU has always been on a very rocky road ever since its inception from fan reactions vs. critical reactions, production troubles, and mounting pressure to compete with the MCU. Now news has come out involving one of its main architects, Zack Snyder.
Snyder kicked things off back in 2013 with Man of Steel and has been at the forefront of the universe for all subsequent films and directed Justice League. Snyder left Justice League during post-production to tend to his family after the suicide of his daughter, leading Joss Whedon to helm things. One would assume Snyder and his producing partner/wife Deborah would be back and ready to help continue building the DCEU, but could they?
Multiple sources have started reporting that they both won’t be involved in further creative processes in the DCEU, some in a reduced capacity.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group president and chief content officer Toby Emmerich sent out a statement about the current situation:
The Snyders remain an important part of the Warner Bros. family and are actively involved in several upcoming DC pictures, including their continued creative input on Justice League. We are excited about our partnership and look forward to our continued collaboration.
As said, there have been many ups and downs when its come to the DCEU in regards production and reactions to the films themselves, so this might really shake things up. Some will see the reduced involvement as the thing that might save the DCEU, some will see it as the end, time will only tell.
Still involved is most certainly Geoff Johns and I think its safe to say Joss Whedon will be sticking around as well given he’s still making the Batgirl film. David Ayer too with Gotham City Sirens still moving forward as well as Suicide Squad 2.
Truly unexpected news so let’s sit back and see what exactly just happens.
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[UPDATE] It has since been reported via Collider that Snyder has indeed been fired by Warner Bros. from DC Comics films. Word is that the decision stemmed from the rough cut of Justice League being “unwatchable”. We’ll keep further updated on this story as it continues!