Snyder Called Gunn After Learning He Took Over DC: “I Want It to Work”

Zack Snyder, the visionary filmmaker behind the original DC Universe (commonly known as the SnyderVerse), has reached out to James Gunn, the newly appointed head of DC Studios, to express his support for the studio’s bold new direction.

The Changing Landscape of the DC Universe

Snyder’s tenure at DC was marked by both critical acclaim and controversy. His films, including “Man of Steel,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Justice League,” brought a darker and more complex tone to the superhero genre. However, his departure from “Justice League” during post-production due to a family tragedy led to significant changes, with Joss Whedon stepping in to complete the film.

Now, with Gunn and producer Peter Safran at the helm, DC is embarking on a fresh chapter. The studio aims to revitalize its cinematic universe with a new slate of films and television series. Gunn’s vision includes a revamped Superman, a Batman and Robin team-up, and a Supergirl series, among other exciting projects.

A Supportive Conversation

In a recent Twitter exchange, Gunn revealed that Snyder had personally contacted him. “He contacted me to express his support about my choices,” Gunn stated. “He’s a great guy. Again, he seems really happy with the massive world-building he’s doing now.”

Snyder, who now calls Netflix home, has already released “Army of the Dead” and is working on the ambitious two-part film “Rebel Moon.” Despite fan campaigns urging Warner Bros. to sell the SnyderVerse to Netflix, both Gunn and Snyder seem content with their respective paths.

Looking Ahead

Gunn’s DC Universe kicks off with “Superman: Legacy,” featuring a younger version of the iconic superhero. The slate also includes a Batman and Robin adventure titled “The Brave and the Bold,” as well as the “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” series. Television shows centered around characters like Amanda Waller and the Green Lantern are also in the works.

Gunn acknowledges that not everyone will be pleased with every decision, but he emphasizes that everything they do serves the story and the cherished DC characters. The new era begins on July 11, 2025, with “Superman: Legacy.”

As the DC Universe evolves, one thing remains clear: Snyder’s call to Gunn reflects a desire for success, collaboration, and a shared love for the world of superheroes. Whether it’s through brooding darkness or vibrant reinvention, these filmmakers are united by a common goal: to make it work.

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