Lines of communication are down between the Justice League director Zack Snyder and the studio who financed the film.
Zack Snyder hasn’t entirely given up on revisiting the Snyder-verse, his series of DCEU films that came to a halt with the release of this year’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Snyder has been pretty candid regarding some of the battles he fought to assemble his definitive cut, including one attempt to get the John Stewart incarnation of the Green Lantern character into the film. Whilst the filmmaker lost that battle, he certainly won a few rounds too, but the process seems to have adversely affected his relationship with Warner Bros, with Snyder revealing on an interview on YouTube that since releasing his version of the film, he hasn’t heard a single peep from the studio:
“Well, um…no. I haven’t heard from them at all!”, he said. “After I released the movie, I haven’t gotten a phone call. It’s been radio silence. I don’t…the only communication was [Warner Bros. CEO] Ann [Sarnoff]’s article after the movie was released, but that wasn’t directly to me, that was to the people. So I don’t know. As far as I’m concerned, let’s see what happens with Discovery, and that’s cool. Who knows? All I know is that as of yesterday, Justice League was #1 in the UK again, so…”
Discovery is the new Warner Bros merger that’s taking place, incidentally.
The communication that Snyder is referring to was Sarnoff’s public announcement that the Snyder-verse was no more, but it does seem a little strange that Warner Bros, a studio still respected to some degree for their filmmaker-friendly style, hasn’t reached out to Snyder in any capacity.
Perhaps the upcoming merger with Discovery has everybody busy? It certainly smacks of opportunity for Snyder, who seems to be relishing the possibility that a new cadre of higher-ups might take a different approach to the fate of the Snyder-verse. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see…
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