After the massive streaming success and blu-ray sales of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Warner Bros is working overtime to erase it. The Snyder Cut was a masterpiece and WB’s best chance to catch up to Marvel Studios. Now it appears WB is desperate to cover up their biggest mistake by creating a series of new ones.
According to the usual scooper crowd—some more reliable than others—it’s being said the events of The Flash next year will reset the DC Extended Universe, allowing Warner Brothers to build the cinematic franchise from the ground up once again. To be exact, the dominant rumor says the events of those movies directed by Zack Snyder will be decanonized, largely removing the existing team-up films from the DCEU. Those movies include Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Furthermore, the new Justice League is rumored feature characters popping up throughout Warner’s 2022 features. Along with Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash, Batgirl (Leslie Grace), and Supergirl (Sasha Calle) are expected to serve as the foundation for the classic DC Comics team. Zachary Levi’s Shazam is also rumored to be a member of the team.
No doubt Warner Bros is seeing Marvel Studios changing of the guard with its inclusion of more diverse and female characters. But that was spread out over a series of successful films and streaming shows. WB appears like they want to forego all that just to try and copy whatever Marvel Studios does.
Warner Bros just doesn’t get it. They give the fans what they think they want and fail every time. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios delivers what fans want and continue to have success after success.
The Flash hits theaters on November 4, 2022.