‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’: Warner Bros. Currently Has No Plans For Sequels, Nor ‘Suicide Squad’ Director’s Cut
In spite of some people rumoring that future “Snyder-Verse” content has already been greenlit following the release (and apparently pretty successful launch) of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the studio is ready to move on from that vision for the DC Universe with no current plans for sequels, nor a director’s cut of 2016’s Suicide Squad.
Variety has released a new interview with WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff confirming that the future of DC live-action content is elsewhere:
“I appreciate that they love Zack’s work and we are very thankful for his many contributions to DC. We’re just so happy that he could bring his cut of the “Justice League” to life because that wasn’t in the plan until about a year ago. With that comes the completion of his trilogy. We’re very happy we’ve done this, but we’re very excited about the plans we have for all the multi-dimensional DC characters that are being developed right now… We won’t be developing David Ayer’s cut.”
The moves here are not incredibly surprising: from the day of the official announcement, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was described as being a “one-off” meant to close that iteration of the story off; Snyder also noted that the project was described to him as a “cul-de-sac” to provide closure for his iteration of the DC Universe before they handed it off to other creators. In the meantime, there hasn’t been the same level of demand for David Ayer’s version of Suicide Squad in spite of the smaller investment that it would require compared to what was needed for the restoration of Justice League.
Could these things change, perhaps due to the intervention of AT&T, who are believed to have a large push for releasing the movie on HBO Max? Maybe, but considering that Toby Emmerich from Warner Bros. was the one who officially greenlit the new cut of the film, and is currently focused on other movies in the franchise, fans shouldn’t count on it. As it stands, any future content from that iteration of the setting is likely to be developed for another, less expensive medium, like animation or comic books.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now airing on HBO Max. In addition, Snyder claims that he’s making a black-and-white edit of the movie, and he has plans to release the finished movie in IMAX theaters if possible.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.