Zack Snyder says he’d restore the Snyderverse if Netflix owned the rights to his version of the DC Universe

Fan-favorite filmmaker Zack Snyder says he’d restore the Snyderverse if Netflix could obtain the rights to his version of the DCEU.

Last Updated on December 29, 2023

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I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up, but Zack Snyder is talking about reviving the Snyderverse. Well, not exactly. At least not yet. It’s been two years since Snyder released Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the filmmaker’s ideal vision of his superhero ensemble film for DC, and a proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for Snyder diehards worldwide. Even after Snyder fans achieved their goal of making enough noise until the film’s release, they still want more and hope Nerflix could give it to them. Speaking with CulturaOcio for the hotly-anticipated release of Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, Snyder said he’d restore the Snyderverse if Netflix controlled the rights to his DC Universe.

“If Netflix had owned the rights to the DC characters in my universe, absolutely,” Snyder said about bringing Batman and his super friends to the streaming platform. “Yeah, no question about it,” he added.

While this statement is potentially exciting, it would take an industry miracle to continue the Snyderverse on Netflix. DC is busy prepping a reboot of the DCU with James Gunn and Peter Safran, with multiple projects announced and more in the pipeline. Netflix and WB could spin the divide as an extension of the Elseworlds initiative, but even that comes with an obstacle course of fiery hoops. Imagine the bump to Netflix’s subscriber numbers, though. That would be one hell of a quarterly report to wave under the noses of executives salivating at thoughts of a hefty payday.

Additionally, Snyder addresses the concept of “superhero fatigue” and whether it’s a problem plaguing the industry. “We’ve been watching superhero movies every weekend for 15 years or something like that. So, it’s not outrageous that the “graph” is going to fluctuate. I don’t think superhero movies are done. I do feel like there’s an onus on filmmakers and the guardians of this IP to be sure they’re bringing audiences the highest quality material they can. Audiences are very sophisticated. They know the stories now. You need to surprise them again.”

What do you think Netflix’s chances are for procuring the rights to the Snyderverse? Do you agree with Snyder about his assessment of the superhero film genre? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: CulturaOcio

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.