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Warner Bros Distances Itself From ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’, Only Acknowledges Joss Whedon Version

Geek Culture logo Geek Culture 5/8/2022 A'bidah Zaid
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Guess the SnyderVerse won’t be restored. With the new merger and shifting leadership, Warner Bros are changing its priorities from giving fans what they want, to distancing themselves as much as possible from Zack Snyder and his works.

Oh, and they’re not taking time with it. Batgirl, a movie directly connected to SnyderVerse, has been cancelled and Warner Bros Discovery reportedly informed documentarist Leslie Iwerks that the only official version of Justice League was the one finished by Joss Whedon in 2017.

Iwerks is currently involved in developing a docuseries highlighting the extent of the DC universe in comics, movies, series, and everywhere else. However, as The Rolling Stone reveals, Iwerks was refused access to license clips from the 2021 Zack Snyder’s Justice League, also known as The Snyder Cut. This is because Warner Bros. Discovery claims the only official version of Justice League was released in 2017.

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With Warner Bros. so determined to erase Snyder’s version of Justice League from history, it seems there’s little to no chance of the SnyderVerse coming back. Perhaps, it’s also time that fans move on.

Snyder is currently working on other films like Rebel Moon for Netflix after the release of Army of the Dead that making his return to a studio he has a contentious relationship with seems unlikely.

The DCEU has also clearly moved on. While the upcoming DCEU films such as Aquaman 2 will reunite Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck once again, the studio has also focused on new iterations of characters like Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, been softly resetting franchises like The Suicide Squad and releasing standalone films like Joker. Upcoming projects like Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods appear to have no links to the SnyderVerse either.

It is still unclear what’s to happen to The Flash solo movie in light of Ezra Miller’s current controversies but one thing is clear: Warner Bros no longer wants to be associated with Zack Snyder. And whether fans like it or not, they have to accept it.

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