The fans of Snyderverse are demanding to sell the Snyderverse, the alternate universe created by director Zack Snyder in his DC Extended Universe (DCEU) films, to Netflix has come as a surprise to industry insiders.
However, upon closer examination, it becomes clear that this could be the best possible outcome for both the Snyderverse and Netflix.
First, let’s consider the Snyderverse itself. Snyder’s vision for the DCEU, which includes films such as “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League,” has been met with mixed reactions from audiences and critics. While some have praised Snyder’s dark and gritty take on the iconic characters, others have criticized it for being overly convoluted and grim.
The last installment of the Snyderverse, Zack Snyders Justice League was well received by both audience and the critics which became a beacon of hope for both fans and the Snyderverse. The movie went on to break several streaming records worldwide. But it was too late for Warner Bros. to continue the Snyderverse. There is a dedicated fan base that has been clamoring for more Snyderverse content, and a move to Netflix would give them exactly that.
‘#RestoreTheSnyderVerse’, a hashtag that had been trending since the release of the Snyder cut is an indication that the audience is highly anticipated to get what Snyder can bring on to the table.
On the other hand, Netflix has been making a push into the world of big-budget, blockbuster-style content in recent years. The streaming giant has already produced successful genre fare like “Stranger Things” and “The Witcher,” and has a number of high-profile projects in the works, such as “The Sandman” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
Zack Snyder himself is currently building franchises for Army of the dead and Rebel Moon for Netflix. The Snyderverse would be a perfect fit for Netflix, as it would provide the streaming service with a ready-made fanbase and a built-in marketing hook.
Furthermore, a move to Netflix would also give Snyder and his team the creative freedom to continue their vision for the Snyderverse without the constraints of a traditional theatrical release. The Snyderverse films have been criticized for their long runtimes and slow pacing, which would not be an issue on a streaming platform where viewers can watch at their own pace. Additionally, Snyder would have more control over the final cut of his films, which could lead to a more cohesive and satisfying viewing experience.
In conclusion, Warner Bros. selling the Snyderverse to Netflix will make sense for both parties, as the new co-leaders of the DCU James Gunn and Peter Safran are already in the works for building a new DC Universe from scratch. The Snyderverse would find a new home on a streaming platform where it can continue to grow and expand, while Netflix would get a high-profile, established franchise that could attract a significant audience. It is a win-win situation for both parties and fans of the Snyderverse.
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