DC fans have been waiting for the “Justice League” movie for a while now. But will they have to wait forever now that the movie has been cancelled? Did Warner Bros. really cancel the upcoming DC adaptation? Did the studio really have director Zack Snyder fired?
According to Birth Movies Death, “Justice League” has not been cancelled. Zack Snyder has not been fired either. However, the movie news site reports that there has been “a lot of tension” between Warner Bros. executives and the former “Sucker Punch” director lately. “[Warner Bros.] execs have found themselves at odds with Snyder over his vision for ‘Justice League’ and the DC movieverse going forward,” Birth Movies Death reported.
This fallout is not entirely unexpected. As Batman News pointed out, Snyder has already made two DC movies so far. However, both “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” got mixed reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office. Is Warner Bros. really looking to fire and replace him as “Justice League” director? Are executives now worried he could not handle directing another? Will the two-part DC adaptation have a different director? We will soon find out more once we have answers to these questions.
For now, filming for the “Justice League” movie has reportedly already begun in London with Snyder at the helm. The director also recently talked about Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” films and what he would have done differently. According to Vox, Snyder seems to think Nolan did not go “dark” enough.
“Everyone says that about [the “Dark Knight” trilogy]. ‘Batman’s dark.’ I’m like, okay, ‘No, Batman’s cool.’ He gets to go to a Tibetan monastery and be trained by ninjas. Okay?…But he doesn’t, like, get raped in prison,” Snyder said. “That could happen in my movie. If you want to talk about dark, that’s how that would go.”