TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 12, 2018
In a new piece over at Mashable, the death bell is officially rung on the Zack Snyder era, but there is a huge amount of inference that Snyder was actually fired months ago. Back when we all thought he was stepping aside because of a family tragedy, it turns out that Snyder was being booted and the whole thing with Joss Whedon coming in to complete Snyder's vision was a bunch of bull roar. It was the salvage job we all thought, and now that DC has seen how poorly that went, they're completely cutting ties—at least creatively—with Snyder.
According to sources, Snyder will still get his requisite Executive Producer credit, but it will be more an honorarium in the way Stan Lee gets one on every Marvel movie. But actually, that's not a good analogy, because at least Lee had a hand in the creation of the characters. I guess it's more of a legal thing, allowing WB to fulfill whatever legal part of that contract they signed with Snyder years ago. But the DCEU is moving forward from its 2017 slate and more or less ignoring everything that came before.
This is also the reason they'll never release Snyder's cut of the film. They'd just as soon pretend it never happened basically. They're planning on ignoring any more of his contributions to this world and doing more rapid course correction, which is what got them into this pickle in the first place. I recommend you read the entire piece at Mashable, as it contains additional details like future involvement—or lack thereof—from people like David Ayer. But what say you? Are you happy Snyder's gone? Pissed off? Indifferent? Sound off in the comments section below!