The fight to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse has been going on since Justice League came out in 2017, and while fans were hopeful after a Henry Cavill return in Black Adam, James Gunn’s announcement that everything will be defunct to start his new DCU felt like the final twist of the knife to the fandom.
But it looks like the Snyder-heads aren’t going down without a fight.
Now the community is organizing some kind of mass protest to have Netflix purchase DC’s Snyderverse and just have Snyder develop those stories on their platform. Here’s a post:
Though I have always been a silent supporter of the SnyderVerse, I think that Netflix buying out the universe to stream on their platform is highly unlikely. Though a lot of their demands sound reasonable on the surface, we have no idea the legal complications that it would take to have Netflix be able to publish their own original DC content.
Besides, I’m sure DC wouldn’t want to compete with an alternate version of their IP which clearly has a devoted (and dare I say, relentless) fanbase.
If you ask me, I think James Gunn should have handled this reboot with more finesse, waiting for the release of the final Snyder-canon properties to come out first before making his reboot announcement. Besides, I think the years of the devotion of the fanbase to this version of the characters should not have been disregarded, and now Gunn has to begin his DC run with a rocky start. If he just waited to close the chapter, I think we wouldn’t be having online shenanigans like #SellSnyderVerseToNetflix.
We don’t know how DC plans to move forward, but hopefully we get a detailed update soon. For now, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is set to release on March 17, 2023.