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Rumor: Zack Snyder Has Opted Out of Directing Justice League 2; Won’t Return For Man of Steel 2

As it stands, Zack Snyder has a big role in the DCEU having directed the first two films in the series Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is also directing the upcoming team up film, Justice League. However, that’s not to say he hasn’t divided opinions with fans either praising the universe he has created or critiquing it for being.

Well, it sounds as though the fans who aren’t to thrilled with the directors approach may be in luck as recent rumors seem to imply he’ll be playing a smaller part in the future of the franchise.

A recent post on the Internet message board 4chan has revealed that Warner Brothers are looking to make sequels to two of the films he has previously directed, Man of Steel and Justice League, Snyder isn’t expected to direct either. The report explains the following:

Man of Steel 2 is happening, Snyder not returning to direct. Snyder no longer wants to return to direct JL 2, has opted out. Plans to direct a smaller scale movie for next project.

Whether this upcoming project is set to be a DC film remains to be seen.

While it’s probably best to take these rumors with a grain of salt.  Previous rumors have pegged J.J. Abrams, Edgar Wright and Doug Liman as being the top contenders for the Man of Steel 2 gig – although it’s safe to say Liman is unlikely, given how he has been signed on to direct Justice League Dark. It’s also been reported that Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins is being courted for the Justice League sequel

While Snyder has been criticized in the past, it’s hard to ignore that he has brought our favorite DC characters together on the big screen. Based on what we saw from Justice League at last months Comic Con, it looks as though Snyder may have finally found the tone for the film.

Justice League is set to hit theaters November 17th, 2017.

What do you think? Are you disappointed Snyder won’t be returning? Who would you like to see behind the lens? Let us know below!

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