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DC fans declare the Snyder-Verse officially dead following James Gunn’s appointment

Rest in peace.

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Warner Bros. Discovery announced Tuesday that The Suicide Squad director James Gunn and Peacemaker producer Peter Safran will be the new department-heads of DC Studios (previously DC Films) following Walter Hamada’s controversial run. Still the question on everyone’s minds seems to be what the change will mean for the so-called Snyder-Verse.

Many saw Hamada’s exit from DC Studios as an opportunity for Zack Snyder to finally comeback to DC, but the appointment of Gunn instead seems to have dashed their hopes to the ground. The part of the fandom that was never interested in the Snyder-Verse in the first place is now relishing in the fact.

Snyder was initially tapped to direct five DC Universe films, known as the Snyder-Verse, but was cut short after two and a half when he exited Justice League in the middle of post-production due to a family tragedy. Ever since then, fans of the director’s vision for the superhero universe have relentlessly campaigned for him to complete it.

Although most have accepted that it will never happen, a hopeful few seem to think Gunn might be favorable to Snyder and call on him to come back to DC.

DC Studios has been in turmoil for a while now, and there’s no telling how the new leadership will affect that. Their latest outing, Black Adam starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has not been well-received by critics, scoring an aggregated 39 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The DC faithful have shot the audience score all the way up to 90 percent, however, so maybe there is hope.

Gunn and Safran officially take the reins of the reformed DC Studios starting Nov. 1.

Francisca Tinoco
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Francisca Tinoco

Francisca is a pop culture enthusiast and film expert. Her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences from Nova University in Portugal and Master's Degree in Film Studies from Oxford Brookes University in the UK have allowed her to combine her love for writing with her love for the movies. She's a freelance writer and content creator, working in both the English and Portuguese languages for various platforms, including WGTC.