During his “Jim Lee and Friends” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Jim Lee told those in attendance that Warner Bros. has no plans to continue with the so-called Snyderverse.
While Zack Snyder fans have been pushing the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse hashtag across social media, it appears more and more likely that they’ll be disappointed to hear Lee’s announcement.
Would David Zaslav agree with this?
Probably for the best. Snyder’s films with Superman have lacked most of the character’s idealism, especially compared with the Superman and Lois show and the animated releases. We already have the example of Whedon trying to bring a different tone to Justice League using Snyder’s foundation and it ended up a mess.
Setting aside Whedon’s alleged behavior on set, he had to Frankenstein together very disparate projects; the studio-mandated “lighter” stuff with the “edgier” Snyder footage. Coupled with a cast that seemed to be less than cooperative with what he was trying to do. I can honestly only think of such a big change really working out once, and they can’t all be Superman II.
I think if he’d started on Day One, Shot One the final film would have been better overall, and reasonably likely to be a bigger hit.
Agreed. Good callback to Superman II – the Donner version is more consistent and thematically richer than the theatrical one.
If Disney doesn’t own him outright, they’ve likely got an iron-clad lease, but I would absolutely love to Jon Favreau take a crack at Superman.