After the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, many were under the assumption that the SnyderVerse would be restored. However, despite the Snyder Cut’s critical success, DC has finally announced the universe’s cancellation.
SnyderVerse cancelled just as it got good
Announced during a San Diego ComicCon panel, the SnyderVerse is dead, and no number of Mother Boxes can revive it. At his own panel, DC executive Jim Lee confirmed that DC and Warner are not continuing Snyder’s Universe.
When asked about the future of the superhero story, Lee explained that, while the story was “satisfying”, it will never be continued. At least not in film.
“We spent two years in lockdown and here we are back at a convention, celebrating the art form; feeling good,” Lee said. “I work on projects in development, and I think [Snyder Cut] was Zack's vision realized. And it was a really satisfying story told, but there's no plan for additional work on that material… It was kind of fun to actually see that stuff get out there cause I did that stuff years ago.”
Lee expressed surprise at the amount of content that made its way into the movie. After so many years, Lee believed that his work on the film had been lost or destroyed. He explained:
“I actually thought it had been erased, but they kept it in storage."
A new future for DC
Despite the love fans have for Zack Snyder’s Justice League D.C. is moving in a much better direction. Instead of attempting to play cinematic universe catch-up, DC is making indusvidual films that don’t need linking.
For example, Matt Reeves’ fantastic The Batman is getting its own trilogy. Additionally, a Superman reboot is in the works. Instead of creating interlinked movies — as much as I like the Snyder movies, they did not link well — they’re making solid individual films.
Honestly, this is probably the best move for the comic book movies. With how far Marvel is ahead, they will always be chastised for being behind. This move instead allows them to do things on their own terms.