James Gunn‘s new DCU has but to see the sunshine of day — and shedding the previous guard is proving brutal … each on the field workplace and on Twitter, the place it is all Zack Snyder all day.
First, there’s ‘Shazam 2’ — which simply hit theaters this weekend, and is already off to a tricky begin with a projected $30M home opening … one of many worst for any DC film. Remember, Zachary Levi‘s future in Gunn’s world going ahead hangs within the stability … and also you gotta think about that his movie right here (a part of the previous DCEU) bombing would not bode nicely.
There could be extra rising pains for Gunn and co. earlier than they’ll get to their precise new slate — which can begin with ‘Superman: Legacy’ in like 2 years. DC has but to launch ‘Aquaman 2’ and ‘The Flash’ … each of which have been accomplished earlier than Gunn got here on.
Time will inform how these do, however for now … ‘Shazam 2’ ain’t paying off. In the meantime, Snyder followers are celebrating the 2-year anniversary of his ‘Justice League’ flick — the “Snyder Cut” because it’s recognized. And sure … they’re as soon as once more clamoring for extra ZS superhero content material.
There are just a few “Snyder” trends going off on the fowl app, together with people calling on Warner Bros. to release the rights to Zack’s creations to Netflix … the place he is at now making different films. The cause … they need their man to proceed the “Snyderverse,” with all these former actors/heroes — like Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and so forth.
Of course, that in all probability is not gonna occur … however the fervent fan base calls for it anyway.
Making issues much more difficult is Zack himself … who, simply this week, teased an announcement — courtesy of one among his large DCEU villains, Darkseid. Unclear what it’s … however he had the web on fireplace with hypothesis — so ZS isn’t actually going away both, it appears.
And one final Zack point out — the place somebody was, once more, reveling within the glory days — got here from BA himself … who was singing the director’s praises in a brand new THR profile this week.
Bottom line … the DCEU has left some mighty large sneakers to fill, and people sneakers hold on getting introduced up as everybody waits for Gunn and Peter Safran‘s imaginative and prescient to come to life.
Starting over from scratch, because it seems, is an extended and tedious course of. Lots to filter out from the storage, and never everybody needs the leftovers on sale … as WBD is now discovering out.
An excellent-sized headache, certainly.