James Gunn recently announced the new slate for the DCU. This includes a number of upcoming films and television shows. Along the way, however, James Gunn also revealed his thoughts regarding the SnyderVerse.
Many fans of Zack Snyder have dubbed his films the “SnyderVerse.” And, as a result, they’ve become greatly disappointed that Warner Bros Discovery has chosen to neglect this particular continuity. Now James Gunn has explained why he and fellow DC Studios co-head Peter Safran have chosen to ignore the SnyderVerse as well.
He happened to give a very in-depth explanation for the franchise going forward. And, interestingly, why he feels that it hasn’t worked so far. It can be summed up by the number of different creative personnel in charge with the franchise so far. And, of course, why James Gunn and Peter Safran intend to keep things better connected.
Here’s what Gunn stated:
“I wanted to take care of these characters. We all know it’s been a f-cked up road for many of them, for the past few years […] and I really thought it is a challenge, but I think it’s a possibility to create something really wonderful with these characters. […] The history has been sh-t! It’s been a real f-cked up journey for DC. I think that there was basically no one minding the mint and they were giving out IP to any creative that smiled at whoever was in charge. There was never any real power given to the people in charge, and so somebody could always go over their head and do whatever they wanted. We had the DCEU, which then became the Joss Whedon Justice League but it also became the Snyderverse, which became this. And then we have Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 2, which doesn’t even match what happened in Wonder Woman 1 and then we have the Arrowverse and even us coming in with The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker and y’know what is it exactly? And all of a sudden Bat-Mite’s a real guy. So how can we take these things together and make them make sense and have them unified and have them be one real universe – one real world.”
It’s hard to argue with his stance on the SnyderVerse. After all, it’s essentially what brought us to this point in the first place. One can only hope that the new foundation established by James Gunn and Peter Safran will help the DCU find all-new success as a brand that the SnyderVerse couldn’t.
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