Although Warner Bros. remains one of the biggest film and television studios in the entertainment industry, it seems things aren’t going well with fans. Specifically, many fans of the DCEU have established that they want to boycott Warner Bros. In fact, they’ve even gotten #BoycottWB to trend on Twitter at times, proving that there’s a large number of upset individuals. Many of these fans have began vocalizing their disappointment with Warner Bros following the Justice League debacle, especially after certain recent comments made by Joss Whedon.
As those who’ve followed the story know, Joss Whedon took over the production of Justice League when Zack Snyder originally left the project. He famously clashed with cast members on the film, including Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, and even as a result Ben Affleck has mostly retired from his Batman role. Actor Ray Fisher continues to blame Joss Whedon, along with executives on the project like Geoff Johns. Now fans are taking Ray Fisher’s side by accusing WB of firing Ray Fisher for standing up for himself against racism. They’ve also shown support for Ben Affleck as well.
As you can see in some of the below tweets:
Many fans have further tried pointing out what Warner Bros. did wrong in various different situations. This includes issues that the above-mentioned names have had while working with the studio, along with others such as David Ayer’s Suicide Squad being famously recut by the studio. As stated:
Some fans have suggested ways in which Warner Bros. could repair the damage. This included a suggestion that they reform DC by giving the brand their own studio much like Marvel with Disney. This, they say, would give them the creative freedom to keep their projects independent and theoretically safe. While it’s unclear if that would be the case, it’s certainly interesting to see fans mentioning such measures.
Naturally, the DCEU isn’t the only film franchise being brought up by upset fans, either. Many fans have pointed out the shocking announcement that a new MonsterVerse series was in development, only that it would premiere on Apple Plus TV rather than Warner Bros’ HBO Max. It seems to imply that there’s some kind of split between Legendary and Warner Bros, although that isn’t confirmed. But some have speculated that Legendary might be trying to get back at WB for releasing Godzilla vs Kong on their streaming service on the same day as its theatrical release.
Of course, it’s unclear how much of this could be considered truthful and how much is mere speculation. But there’s certainly a lot going on with Warner Bros. at the moment, and it’ll be interesting to see what the studio does going forward – boycott or not.