Zack Snyder should move on the dead SnyderVerse

Zack Snyder should move on the dead SnyderVerse

Zack Snyder has been associated with the DCEU movies for almost ten years. He has now changed, though, and viewers ought to follow suit.

The SnyderVerse is an alternate take on the DCEU, a shared universe, and media franchise popular in America centered on a run of superhero movies made by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on DC Comics characters. Zack Snyder was the director of five films, but only three hit the theatre.

Snyder has become closely associated with the DCEU movies ever since Man of Steel came out in 2013. However, the ten-year history of Snyder with DC will get forgotten as DCU’s Co-CEO James Gunn and Peter Safran work toward a complete DCU relaunch.

However, following the terrible passing of his daughter Autumn in 2017, Zack Snyder essentially abandoned the so-called “SnyderVerse.”

Snyderverse films directed by Zack Snyder
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He made a brief comeback in 2021 to promote  Justice League, directed by him as payback for people who objected to Joss Whedon’s version of the movie. Despite efforts from supporters to restart the SnyderVerse, Synder has long moved past those times.

Why The SnyderVerse hurts Zack Snyder?

Zack Snyder with SnyderVerse stars
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At the time, Snyder made the proper decision by committing to a major blockbuster film like Man of Steel. Sucker Punch, his last movie, wasn’t well appreciated. Thus, there was his chance to reinvent himself.

According to some, the man of Steel probably intended to launch something other than an extended DC universe.

The path to a Justice League movie started to get paved when the creation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. On Man of Steel, Zack Snyder began as a filmmaker-for-hire before emerging as the de facto designer of a DC-expanded world meant to take on Marvel.

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Zack Snyder’s career got ultimately eclipsed by the growth of the DCEU, which included serving as a producer on the  Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman motion pictures.

Zack had only directed five movies before his work with DC, only two of which—Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole from 2010 and Sucker Punch from 2011—were not adaptations of pre-existing works.

Due to his inability to work on projects centered around the DCEU movies, the director became identified with this fictional world, leading to the coining of the term “SnyderVerse” by fans. The phrase has less to do with director Zack Snyder and more with the cult-like following of his DC movies.

Snyder already abandoned the SnyderVerse

Zack Snyder
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After Zack’s Justice League aired on HBO Max in March 2021, his attention quickly shifted to Army of the Dead. It was his first original movie in ten years, released in May 2021.

After his daughter committed suicide, Synder made his proper comeback with Army of the Dead, which began leading photography in the warmer months of 2019.

As a result, when Army of the Dead was in post-production, Zack Snyder worked on Justice League more as a side project. Zack has finished his work with DC, as evidenced by Twilight of the Gods, his upcoming Netflix series, and the science fiction feature Rebel Moon.

Zack Snyder's Justice League
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In retrospect, it was improper for fans to call for Zack Snyder to release the  Justice League’s SnyderCut when he struggled with his daughter’s suicide. The same fans wanted to restore the SnyderVerse when he eventually delivered. Now that  Snyder has proven his association with the DC Universe is over, his devoted following should move on.

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