James GunnThe new DCU’s new DCU has never been more popular — and the removal of the old guard is proving brutal … both at the box office and on Twitter, where it all Zack Snyder whole day.
First, there’s ‘Shazam 2’ — which just hit theaters this weekend, and is off to a rough start with a projected $30M domestic opening … one of the worst for any DC movie. Remember, Zachary LeviGunn’s future in the forward world hangs in the balance … and you have to think that his film here (part of the former DCEU) bombing is not good.
There may be more growing pains for Gunn and co. before they get to their actual new slate — which begins with “Superman: Legacy” in two years. DC has yet to release ‘Aquaman 2’ and “The Flash” … both of which were completed before Gunn’s arrival.
Time will tell how those are, but for now … ‘Shazam 2’ doesn’t pay off. In the meantime, Snyder fans are celebrating two year anniversary of his “Justice League” flick — the “Snyder Cut” it’s known for. And yes … they are once again clamoring for more ZS superhero content.
There’s some “Snyder” fashion going to the bird app, including people calling Warner Bros release rights of Zack’s creations at Netflix … where he is now making other films. The reason … they want their man to continue the “Snyderverse,” with all the former actors/heroes — like Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoaetc.
Of course, that probably won’t happen … but the fervent fan base still demands it.
Complicating matters further is Zack himself … who, just this week, teasing an announcement — courtesy of one of his big villains in the DCEU, Darkseid. It is not clear what it is … but he had the internet on fire with speculations – so ZS will also not really leave, it seems.
And, one last mention by Zack — where, again, someone revels in the glory days — comes from BA himself … singing the director’s praises in a new Profile of THR this Sunday.
Bottom line … the DCEU has left some big shoes to fill, and those shoes continue to pop up as everyone waits for Gunn and Peter Safranvision to live.
Starting from scratch, as it turns out, is a long and tedious process. There’s a lot to get out of the garage, and not everyone wants to sell leftovers … as WBD now finds out.
An oversized head, indeed.