Refuting earlier reports, Warner Bros. has come out to confirm that there are no future plans for the “SnyderVerse,” Zack Snyder’s five-part plan for the entire Justice League story arc.
Addressing the growing movement to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff, there are no plans for any of that. In an interview with Variety, she said,
“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.”
She then outlined plans to build out (milk?) the DC multiverse, explaining,
“We’ve got an incredible group of creators — television series creators, Max series creators, feature film creators — who are basically broadening the base of the talent that we work with on DC because we’re so excited about the potential to build out the DC multiverse.”
The move will make some fans unhappy but it’s also understandable. WB gave it a go with Zack Snyder’s Justice League – but it reportedly cost them at least US$70 million, not including the marketing expenses that came along with it. The studio also wants to get back in control of planning for its properties instead of being subject to the whims of social media campaigns.
So, despite the cliffhanger endings Snyder introduced in his newly-shot epilogue for the SnyderCut, it looks like we’re done with the SnyderVerse here.
And, oh yeah, to kick you while you’re down, WB also confirmed that there are also no plans for a “Ayer-cut” of Suicide Squad. Saroff was blunt: “We won’t be developing David Ayer’s cut.”