This has been of the most fascinating events to follow in cinematic history. Warner Bros. after years of been egged on by fans to release the Snyder Cut finally did so to great reception. So much so that fans are nearly begging Warner Bros to make this version the canon version of the cinematic universe. This comes from years of media doing everything in their power to slander and paint fans as “toxic”! You’d think WB would listen to fans requests, you know, the people who’ll PAY to go see the movies in the future but nope. Instead, the executives at WB have taken a more aggressive approach, essentially shutting down all hopes. Just what is going on here?
According to WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff in a new interview with Variety, they have no plans to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse.
“I appreciate that they love Zack’s work and we are very thankful for his many contributions to DC. We’re just so happy that he could bring his cut of the “Justice League” to life because that wasn’t in the plan until about a year ago. With that comes the completion of his trilogy. We’re very happy we’ve done this, but we’re very excited about the plans we have for all the multi-dimensional DC characters that are being developed right now.“
Saroff also condemned the actions of the toxic side of the Snyder Cut fanbase, saying that they are not tolerating that sort of behavior and they want the DC fandom to be positive.
“We’re not tolerating any of that. That behavior is reprehensible no matter what franchise you’re talking about or what business you’re talking about. It’s completely unacceptable. I’m very disappointed in the fans that have chosen to go to that negative place with regard to DC, with regard to some of our executives. It’s just disappointing because we want this to be a safe place to be. We want DC to be a fandom that feels safe and inclusive. We want people to be able to speak up for the things they love, but we don’t want it to be a culture of canceling things that any small faction isn’t happy with. We are not about that. We are about positivity and celebration.“
However, I think the biggest hint as to how WB feel about the whole Synder Cut comes from this:
“It’s super important to me and it’s in line with what we want to do. We want to branch out and let creators interpret parts of the universe in unique and special ways. Ta-Nehisi working on Superman is incredibly exciting, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with, and [director] Andy Muschietti on “The Flash” or Patty Jenkins. Matt Reeves just finished filming “The Batman” against the odds of COVID. We’re so excited to finish that movie and have people see it, because Matt’s take on Batman is different than other takes. Even familiar characters have lots of possibilities.”
So from how I’ve read it, it seems that they already have plans to move on, and going with Snyder’s universe would interfere with their plans. So however way you look at it, the Snyder universe has ended with that cut. I know it’s easier to believe that WB just hates the fact that their version was trash and Snyders was better (which could be true), but reading this, it may be true that they just have a pipeline to follow and the Snyder cut just isn’t in their plans. However don’t lose hope, I’ve seen miracles happens and if the Sonic movies is anything to go by, nothing is impossible.