WB comments on future of the Snyderverse and future of DC in the media

Mar 22, 2021 18:14


WarnerMedia Studios CEO on the future of DC: “We want to branch out and let creators interpret parts of the universe in unique and special ways. Ta-Nehisi working on Superman is incredibly exciting, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with” https://t.co/TaVB9rWElV
- Variety (@Variety) March 22, 2021
-In a new interview, a WB CEO, Ann Sarnoff, talks ( Read more... )

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laminy March 23 2021, 00:31:24 UTC
I want to hear anything and everything Ray Fisher has to say.

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stillglows March 23 2021, 00:34:32 UTC
tbh they said the snyder cut would never actually happen so who tf knows.

i just want ray fisher to have an amazing career after this. he deserves it.

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aristobrit March 23 2021, 00:57:27 UTC
We all know at this point. They're done with him, even he knows it. He's been going around the past few days bragging about how they didn't want him to put any of the Lois/Batman stuff in, and he snuck in the shot of a pregnancy test in her drawer.

Does a man who knows he's going to be working with a studio again go around rubbing it in their nose that he snuck stuff in the film they specifically told him keep out?

The bottom line is his films weren't profitable enough for them. They could have even been worse but if they had made money, they'd still be working with him.

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mooshki March 23 2021, 07:33:53 UTC
He's also revealed the main plot points of the two movies he planned. I guess nothing's impossible, but this seems pretty close.

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chaotic_n March 23 2021, 00:36:42 UTC
I'm just rooting for Ray Fisher. He deserves all of the success

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la_petite_singe March 23 2021, 00:38:33 UTC
When asked about the Snyderverse after the positive reception to ZSJL, Anna states that they are glad that Snyder got to finish his trilogy but they dont plan for anymore Snyder DC films.

And like ... Snyder had to know that it was unlikely at best during the original JL shoot, and then really unlikely during all the Snyder cut nonsense, and yet he put a ton of stuff in there that makes absolutely no sense on its own and needs a whole separate explanation to be coherent??? Then why put it in there?! I so don't understand sacrificing coherence just to give the superfans a few Easter eggs that will go nowhere, and I especially don't understand [Spoiler (click to open)]putting most of that stuff as Bruce's dream(s), and then confirming it all actually would've happened in future movies. So you're implying he's psychic and actually can tell the future?? What?! Why?!

I just do not understand DC's approach to storytelling AT ALL, it's so slapdash. Hate Marvel/Disney if you want, that's fine, but at least they plan shit out.

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zeriyx March 23 2021, 01:02:47 UTC
spoilers below obviously:

flash appeared to batman in the 'batman v superman' movie, giving him a warning in some time travel worm hole situation. it was the first hint of the dystopian future to come. they've illustrated now that flash can time travel or whatever, which i guess is related to him moving backwards to warn batman. it's not perfect storytelling, but batman is trying to prevent a potential timeline from occurring (where diana and aquaman are both killed by darkseid/superman turns evil after lois dies is roasted). when cyborg/flash were about to revive superman, i took that subsequent funeral vision as a warning that if they resurrect superman, they are setting in motion the chain of events which make that dystopian storyline an inevitability.

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la_petite_singe March 23 2021, 01:33:55 UTC
lol it is FAR from perfect storytelling. [Spoiler (click to open)]There was a whole Lois/Bruce angle that he wanted that the studio (sensibly) forbade, and then somehow she gets fridged (OF COURSE) and that's what somehow leads to Superman going evil. I mean, your interpretation is fair based on the info we were actually given, but apparently there's a lot more that's just not there. And again, Batman's wild guess about what could happen is apparently right? All of that was intended to be canon?? It's just bewildering to me.

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zeriyx March 23 2021, 11:07:41 UTC
i cant remember all of the corresponding visuals with the timeline of the movie because it took me three days to watch it, but i guess i just took it to show the likely future to the audience, not necessarily verbatim how bruce envisions/predicts it to be. i know he told diana he had a premonition, but wasn't that before they jumped ahead at all in this particular movie? anyway, i am not a zack snyder fan at all so i am certainly not arguing this is a masterpiece of a movie. it definitely had problems. i guess i just feel it sucked less than previous DCEU iterations.

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colossusx March 23 2021, 00:39:08 UTC
they really should just go ahead with snyder's trajectory. the people who love whatever that movie was seem to REALLY love it so why not? DC fans are happy. maybe it won't do marvel movie but who gives a shit? nothing is doing marvel money. half a billion dollars is nothing to sneeze at.

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aristobrit March 23 2021, 00:53:30 UTC
Why go ahead with a trainwreck? Did you see his storyboards for how he wanted the sequels to go? They were awful. What he did to the characters was bad enough already, why continue on that path? I disagree that most DC fans were happy with him. The vocal ones were, the ones who didn't like his stuff just ignored him.

The fact is that they wanted his cut to attract subscribers to HBO Max, and they didn't get enough subscriptions. That tells them the market for more of his stuff isn't there.

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colossusx March 23 2021, 00:58:08 UTC
i didn't realize his JL didn't help subscriptions, the online chatter seemed so positive.

i think it's hot garbage and he's just a bad filmmaker (he should make music videos) but i really thought DC diehards were happy

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aristobrit March 23 2021, 01:01:45 UTC
You weren't the only one. Online chatter doesn't translate to streaming subscriptions, and HBO found out the hard way. It's easy to get something trending.

I noticed all the marketing for the JL was online social media, they did no promo with actors going on talk shows, etc. They put it all on Twitter basically, which told me they've known for a while it wasn't going to be a profitable showing for them.

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