While the impeccable and fandom-powered journey to Zack Snyder’s Justice League ended with success for both fans who witnessed Zack Snyder’s well-built vision for the DCEU, and Warner Bros. and DC Films, whose decision to release the Snyder Cut led to record-breaking HBO Max subscriptions. But then Zack left the audience with a stunning cliffhanger at the end of his Justice League and gave everyone a long look at what he had in mind for the franchise, fans now want the studio to #RestoreTheSnyderverse.
Both Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff and DC Films head Walter Hamada have considered this Zack Snyder’s Justice League a dead end, with no plans to continue the character arcs according to Snyder’s ideas. Even Zack Snyder has called his film a one-off thing, explicitly stating that the studio considers Joss Whedon’s theatrical version of the film (who cites Snyder as director and Whedon as co-writer) as canonical for the ongoing continuity of the franchise. Despite this, HBO Max released a compilation trailer of Zack Snyder’s DCEU movies today, Man of Steel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021). Is this trailer a hint for Warner Bros. who finally realizes that DC is better off Zack Snyder? Or does HBO Max tell us that Zack Snyder’s vision is ready for them with the Snyder Cut?
The trailer pays tribute to Snyder’s Journey
The HBO Max trailer appears to be a tribute to Zack Snyder’s vision, which contributed to the successful and visually stunning beginnings of the DCEU. The trailer features clips from the first two films in the trilogy, also featuring the voices of several actors who made up the cast, including Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Michael Shanon, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner. The trailer omits images from Zack Snyder’s Justice League, probably to avoid spoiling the movie, which was available to stream on HBO Max less than a month ago.
The trailer has actually been edited in a way to visualize the long road to the Snyder Cut, which fans walked through with Zack Snyder, constantly rebelling against the studio to release the director’s vision, through social media campaigns, podcasts , blog posts, and even a plane flying over Warner Bros. headquarters. Burbank. The campaign got so strong that Zack Snyder joined the movement and made it more effective through Vero, eventually leading the stars to support Snyder along the way. The trailer symbolically connects the fans ‘dedication and dedication to the Snyder Cut movement to the DC characters’ journey and their evolution within Zack’s DCEU.
Zack Snyder’s DCEU films have portrayed DCEU characters with a certain depth to their personal problems, psychological conflicts, decision-making and disagreements. This was something that plagued Zack from the beginning of the franchise Man of Steel and gradually extended this approach to all of his characters Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially visible in Zack’s fresh take on the character of a hardened and emotionless Bruce Wayne / Batman. The trailer attempts to incorporate this into the short clip as it promotes the three movies available to stream on HBO Max.
But that’s not the only thing the trailer leaves us with. It leaves us there with a little message that can imply two things, and unfortunately it may lean towards the bad news.
HBO Max has landed a message in the trailer. In between the clippings, the trailer features a message designed to honor Zack Snyder’s vision of DCEU that he visualized in the three films, but somehow pushes us to the end of Snyderverse.
The message says:
“IT WAS LONG. BUT JUSTICE IS COMING”
“THE COMPLETION OF THE ZACK SNYDER TRILOGY”
For example, although the first sentence, which says Justice Is “Coming,” implied that the studio plans to continue with Snyderverse and that Zack is Justice League sequels, as derived from the word “coming”. However, what it actually entailed was simply the arrival of the trilogy on streaming platform HBO Max. By adding the word ‘Completion’ before Zack Snyder’s Trilogy, HBO Max has made it clear that for them and Warner Bros. Zack Snyder’s vision is completed with the Snyder Cut, and the trailer is supposedly just a stint to market these three movies as Zack’s trilogy, using Snyder’s name to target the audience’s audience.
Since the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, fans have linked their preference for DCEU with Zack Snyder’s vision for DCEU and have clearly taken the Warner Bros. approach. against the franchise, which was sparked by negative comments on it Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeBut the success of Snyder Cut and its captivating storyline, which went full circle Batman vs Superman and connected the dots in a stunning way, made the audience realize that Snyder had a lot more in his bucket to offer the DC fans. But thanks to critics, Warner Bros. Snyder out of the bounds because of his recycled approach to the franchise. Now it appears that Warner Bros. can’t just go back to restore Snyderverse as they already have multiple DCEU releases in the slate over the next two to three years, all of which share continuity with the theatrical release of Justice League
Associating Snyder’s name with a separate trilogy of DC movies only works for HBO Max to incentivize more viewers and draw them to the platform. But it looks like it’s not working as fans are pretty pissed off HBO Max’s stint.
Fans comment on Trilogy trailer
Twitter goes crazy when HBO calls Max the three movies as Zack Snyder’s trilogyFans tweet their disgust for this gesture, reminding HBO Max that Zack’s vision is at least a pentalogy, with other solo outings such as Wonder Woman sharing continuity with those movies. Here are some of those responses.
The trailer just feeds the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse tweets alongside support for a solo Batman movie starring Ben Affleck and the earlier fan petitions to get Joe Manganiello back for a Deathstroke TV series. But it doesn’t seem to be going in the right direction for fans.
What about Snyderverse?
The Snyderverse seems, at least for now, a dream too good to be true. The “pentalogy,” as fans think, is a long shot for Warner Bros. at this point. to even consider. Warner Bros. is seriously considering a further review of the DCEU next year The flash which will follow Flashpoint’s storyline from the comics, giving DCEU an option to change time and reality within the universe and change the bad calls the studio has made.
In addition, the studio is already waiting for the release of The suicide squad together with Shazam! Fury of Gods Black Adam, and Aquaman 2 also in slate release. With the pool nearly full for DC Films and Warner Bros., restoring Snyderverse has come a long way.
As for a possible separate production of Snyder’s films at HBO Max, it is impractical to penalize such high budget projects solely for a streaming service, as this does not account for high return on investment, especially in the case of HBO Max, which still is in the making. initiation phase. Additionally, HBO Max already has too much on its plate with every 2021 movie premiere there along with theaters, as well as the ongoing production of HBO Max originals, including DCEU’s companion series, Peacekeeper
On the other hand, DC Films recently canceled New Gods, with Darkseid’s performance in Snyder Cut being one of the reasons for the film’s cancellation. With the announcement, DC Films is hinting at a possible revival of the film, saying the project will be on hiatus in the studio and may even see the light in the future. It’s too big a hypothesis to say that DC Films canceled New Gods to make way for Snyderverse and Ray Porter’s version of Darksied. But we can continue to hope that Snyder’s plans will also remain on hiatus with the possibility of those movies becoming a reality in the future. After all, it took nearly four years to get Snyder Cut approved.
Snyderverse is the name fans came up with to honor Snyder’s planned journey of DC’s superheroes into a live-action universe, whom he considers to be some of the mythological, powerful creatures trapped in conflict while fighting personal demons. And that’s exactly how Zack Snyder’s Justice League portrayed these characters, making them more recognizable to people, making their problems more allegorical to the socio-political problems in real life, and thus establishing a greater connection with viewers.
It will be a great experience to watch those storyboards come to life on screen, but for now, HBO Max is hinting that Snyder’s movies on DCEU are done with Zack Snyder’s Justice League
It is not at all disputable that WB sanctioned Snyder Cut to boost the number of subscriptions for HBO Max, which in turn helped the platform gain massive support and popularity with fans. Film making is ultimately a matter and the related decisions in films are also made while preserving the commercial aspect. So, Snyderverse’s completion will also face this shock if ever contemplated in the studio.
Subjects: Justice League, Snyder Cut, Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman, HBO Max