In the years following the release of Justice League, fans clamored for the release of the Snyder Cut. 

As Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuted on HBO Max, fans shifted to a new rallying cry: #RestoreTheSnyderVerse. The hashtag demonstrated fan support of furthering the director’s vision, which originally included a five-part arc of films. Justice League represented the third part of Snyder’s plan, and the director’s four-hour cut of the movie includes some clear references to his intentions in the parts to come.

But don’t get too excited. While Warner Bros. ultimately jumped on the #SnyderCut train, it was a one-and-done journey. According to WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff, the company has no plans to continue with Snyder’s vision for parts four and five.

“I appreciate that [the fans] love Zack’s work and we are very thankful for his many contributions to DC. We’re just so happy that he could bring his cut of the Justice League to life because that wasn’t in the plan until about a year ago,” said Sarnoff. “With that comes the completion of his trilogy. We’re very happy we’ve done this, but we’re very excited about the plans we have for all the multi-dimensional DC characters that are being developed right now.”

Sarnoff said instead the studio plans to focus on broadening the scope of the DC universe to include more characters across more platforms.

“We’ve got an incredible group of creators — television series creators, Max series creators, feature film creators — who are basically broadening the base of the talent that we work with on DC because we’re so excited about the potential to build out the DC multiverse,” said Sarnoff. “My mantra coming in was to make it bigger and broader and we really want to surprise and delight the fans with more connective tissue across the various media and platforms. I’m talking movies, HBO Max, television and our games division.”

In addition to The Flash movie, DC has plans for a Zatanna film and a Blue Beetle film, among other projects.

So, what do you think of DC’s stance here? Are you disappointed that #RestoreTheSnyderVerse has been shut down, or more excited to see DC brand out into new stories? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Variety