Zack Snyder has addressed rumors that the SnyderVerse, the DC cinematic universe he was involved in creating, could be sold by Warner Bros. to another company. During an interview on Film Junkee’s Vodka Stream, the director emphasized that he currently has no control over the franchise and is not involved in any potential deals related to it. However, Snyder did praise the new direction of the DCU under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran, revealing that DC Studios was extremely supportive of his recent charity event, SnyderCon.
After the success of Marvel Studios’ superhero cinematic universe, Warner Bros. enlisted Snyder to develop a similar franchise. This led to the production of Batman v Superman and Justice League. However, Batman v Superman failed to meet Warner Bros.’ high box office expectations, and after Snyder had to step down from Justice League, Joss Whedon took over and made significant changes to the film. As a result, the SnyderVerse was abandoned, and Warner Bros. tried multiple restructuring strategies before appointing Gunn and Safran as co-heads of DC Studios in 2022.
Despite cutting ties with the DC universe in 2017, Snyder’s fans continued to campaign for the release of his version of Justice League, known as the Snyder Cut, which was eventually released in 2021. However, the release of the Snyder Cut only fueled more speculation about Snyder’s involvement in the SnyderVerse, with some fans calling for him to regain control of the franchise independently of DC Studios. Rumors even circulated that Warner Bros. might sell the SnyderVerse to a rival streaming platform, but Snyder denied having any knowledge of such a deal.
Snyder is currently preparing for SnyderCon, a charity event in which his three DC films will be screened back-to-back in Los Angeles, culminating in the first-ever IMAX screening of the color version of his Justice League. Snyder described the event as a dream come true and praised Warner Bros. for their support. He also expressed his excitement about moving on from the SnyderVerse and focusing on other projects.
Snyder’s comments suggest that he is content to let go of the SnyderVerse and has no plans to regain control of it. Instead, he seems eager to move on to new creative endeavors while still showing appreciation for the support he received from DC Studios and Warner Bros. for his recent charity event.