In a surprising turn of events, Zack Snyder’s Justice League has officially found its place among the coveted Canon DC Universe (DCU) movies. The new 2023 collection, featuring all past DCEU franchise films, including Ezra Miller’s recent The Flash, has made headlines with the unexpected addition of Snyder’s much-debated Justice League.
A Challenging Time for DC Comics
The DCEU has faced its share of challenges at the box office, with recent big-screen outings like The Flash and Shazam! Fury of the Gods suffering significant financial losses. The Flash alone is predicted to lose over $200 million, making it one of the largest flops in superhero film history. However, despite the box office struggles, DC fans have remained steadfast in their support, standing by their beloved heroes every step of the way.
A Perfect Collection for DC Fans
Amidst these tumultuous times, DC fans can now find solace in a new digital collection offered by Apple, which brings together an impressive lineup of DCEU films. The 11-film collection is a treasure trove for devoted fans, as it includes iconic titles such as Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984, Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and the recent The Flash starring Ezra Miller.
Justice League: A Tale of Two Cuts
The highlight of this collection, however, lies in the inclusion of both versions of Justice League. Fans can finally witness the stark contrast between Joss Whedon’s 2017 theatrical release and Zack Snyder’s original vision. Whedon’s version faced harsh criticism and financial disappointment, leading to widespread fan campaigns for the release of Snyder’s cut. With persistence and the unique circumstances of a global pandemic, Zack Snyder’s Justice League came to fruition and instantly captured the hearts of fans worldwide.
The Studio's Uncertain Canon Standpoint
While the fans have embraced Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the question of which version is considered the definitive canon remains uncertain. The studio has acknowledged both cuts as part of the DCEU, leading to a captivating discussion among fans and industry insiders alike.
An End of an Era
With the inclusion of Zack Snyder’s vision in this monumental collection, it becomes an essential item for DCEU enthusiasts looking to own the saga in its entirety. The release of only two more movies, Blue Beetle and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, signals the end of DCEU era kickstarted by Snyder.
Excitement and Anticipation for the Future
As the DCEU continues to evolve and grow, fans eagerly await the future installments, holding high hopes for the beloved franchise. With James Gunn confirming Blue Beetle’s transition to his DC Universe (DCU), the DCEU’s path may soon take a different direction.
In the end, the new 2023 collection proves to be a remarkable celebration of the DCEU, showcasing its evolution, challenges, and triumphs. With Zack Snyder’s Justice League securing its place among the canon DCU movies, this collection becomes a must-have for fans and a testament to the enduring power of the beloved superhero universe.
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