Poor Zack Snyder…it’s like he’s been Suckerpunched! Not so fun, is it Mr. Snyder? According to a recent article in Variety, DC/WB have not been pleased with the overall performance. They were expecting around one billion to 1.5 billion but alas, it looks like it may have trouble even breaking a billon dollars. Word is on the street that WB isn’t happy with the results and have decided to take Zack Snyder and the Justice League in a different direction. Not all that surprising considering the rather lukewarm response Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been getting. Awww. You mean to tell us that the Justice League movie won’t be a series of Youtube videos? Damn!
The article then goes on to speculate that DC/WB need a Kevin Feige type. “I’m told production exec Jon Berg and Time-Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes are taking more of a hands-on approach now, paying closer attention to overarching story concerns, but someone well-versed in both production and DC’s minutiae is what’s needed. Greg Silverman, head of film production at WB, has his hands full steering the overall ship, while DC Entertainment boss Diane Nelson, who also oversees the company’s core publishing business, may have too much on her plate. Meanwhile, the competition has production company Marvel Studios — with a creative driving force at the top — yet DC, surprisingly, still doesn’t have an analog.” I believe the phrase is ‘Too many cooks in the kitchen’. I think that was most apparent during the Green Lantern movie if you can push through the trauma of that film. So much potential!
A source within the context of that piece then made the statement, “Justice League will be a crowd-pleaser more suited to Snyder’s talents, and that the upcoming two-part event is ‘extremely kinetic and visual.’ It will be far more straightforward than existential in its handling of superheroes.” That certainly sounds like they’ll be taking some of the creative control from Zack Snyder and the Justice League. One thing is for certain – Zack Snyder can definitely create some impressive scenes. Suppose they just want to keep him out of the tone of the movie lest they put Jimmy Olsen on his knees and execute him again because it is ‘something fun and different’.