The Snyderverse, a term used to describe the cinematic universe created by director Zack Snyder, has been a topic of discussion among fans of DC and superhero movies for quite some time now. The recent release of Snyder’s Justice League, a four-hour-long cut of the 2017 film, has only fueled fans’ desire for more content from the Snyderverse. One suggestion that has been made by fans is for Netflix to acquire the rights to the Snyderverse and continue the storylines that were left unfinished due to Warner Bros’ decision to move away from Snyder’s vision.
While there has been no official word from either DC or Netflix regarding this possibility, James Gunn, the CEO of DC Studios, recently gave an answer to the #SellSnyderverseToNetflix call. In response to a fan’s question , asking if they have sold the Snyderverse to Netflix yet, Gunn replied, “Netflix hasn’t asked for it.” This response indicates that there is no official problem with DC selling the rights to the Snyderverse, and if Netflix is interested, they can make an offer.
It’s important to note that this doesn’t necessarily mean that DC is actively trying to sell the Snyderverse or that Netflix is actively trying to buy it. However, it does suggest that both parties are open to the idea of a potential collaboration.
DC’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, is currently facing billions of dollars in debt, and the recent comments made by CEO David Zaslav about being open to collaborating with other studios indicate that they are looking for ways to generate revenue. This presents an opportunity for Netflix to acquire the production rights to the Snyderverse and continue the stories of characters.
Netflix has already collaborated with DC by taking over the production of the upcoming series Deadboy Detectives, which is based on characters from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic book series. This collaboration suggests that Netflix is interested in producing content based on DC Comics properties.
The potential sale of the production rights to the Snyderverse could present a viable solution for generating revenue for Warner Bros. Discovery, and it would give fans the opportunity to see the stories of their favorite DC characters continue on the screen. The Snyderverse has a dedicated fan base, and with Netflix’s extensive reach, it could potentially introduce the franchise to a broader audience.
While there has been no official announcement regarding the potential sale of the Snyderverse to Netflix, James Gunn’s recent response to a fan’s question indicates that DC is open to the idea of selling the rights, and it’s up to Netflix to express their interest. The potential collaboration between DC and Netflix could be a win-win situation for both parties, and it could provide fans with the content they’ve been craving. Only time will tell if this possibility will come to fruition, but the idea of the Snyderverse continuing on Netflix is certainly an exciting one for fans of DC Comics and superhero movies.
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