Any fans hoping for a return to the DC Snyderverse were just dealt a major blow, as director Zack Snyder made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and told Warner Bros to “suck it.” While done in jest, it seemingly puts the final nail in the coffin of Zack Snyder’s Justice League 2 and the popular #RestoreTheSnyderVerse movement, as Snyder may have burnt his final bridge with DC Comics’ owners Warner Bros.
Why is the DC Snyderverse unlikely now?
Director Zack Snyder made an appearance in a sketch for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they imagine a version of the show directed by Snyder. While it’s entirely humorous and pokes fun at both Colbert and Snyder’s directing style, at one point Snyder says “suck it, Warner Bros.” This was done to echo Colbert, and Snyder starts by claiming it was “his words, not mine,” but then he looks right at the camera and insults his former bosses, putting the future of the DC Snyderverse in doubt.
Following the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Snyder had previously shown dissatisfaction with Warner Bros, who supposedly lost confidence in Snyder following the mixed reactions to Batman V Superman, and eventually brought in Joss Whedon to replace him and redo Justice League. This turned out to be a disastrous decision for the studio in multiple ways.
Nevertheless, even if done in jest, this is the first time Zack Snyder has directly told off Warner Bros, which surely is the final burning of the bridge between him and the studio. This makes his return to do a DC movie like Justice League 2 highly unlikely.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League came out in March to high acclaim, although even then Warner Bros tinkered with the movie and removed the Green Lantern epilogue, which Snyder shared a picture of recently. Fans still looking for a Snyderverse-style DC film may get their wish with the upcoming Injustice movie, which recently got announced for later this year. As for Zack Snyder’s latest movie Army of the Dead, it’s currently beating the Snyder Cut as the director’s highest-rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes and was released on Netflix on May 21.