Zack Snyder’s Justice League is almost here (it hits this Thursday!), and I’m honestly excited about watching it!
To say that I hated the original release of Justice League would be an understatement, so you can imagine how badly I want this version to succeed. However, there’s one question that’s on everyone’s mind, what’s going to happen to The Snyderverse once the movie is over?
According to ScreenRant, Zack Synder is closing the highly anticipated movie in a cliffhanger with no see foreseeable plans for a sequel. While this seems like a gamble for Zack to win over Warner Bros’s approval for sequels, it will be the fans who’ll be pushing for it in the end.
I mean, we’ve already seen fans strong-arm Warner Bros into releasing the Synder Cut, so it’s not unlikely to expect them to do the same with the sequels. And, if truth be told, it has already begun on Twitter with #restorethesnyderverse.
Frankly, though, I understand the passion of fans wanting to see the original vision created by Zack Synder before it got obliterated by Warner Bros. However, if this approach continues, it will only lead to fans believing that they can get anything as long as they shout for it.
And if by chance Warner Bros decides to give in to these demands, then it’s going to start a crazy trend for people to demand movies that they want and never accept anything else.
We’re living in an age where pressure can both do great things and cause great harm. I can really see nothing good about fans having the power to pressure studios into catering to their specific needs.
First the Zack Snyder cut of The Justice League…and now the demand to restore the Snyderverse. What’s next? A movie about Ambush Bug? Hardcore fanboys (and girls) are the detriment of any franchise; just take a look at how Star Wars and Star Trek have been bogged down by theirs.
Allowing these very hardcore fans to dictate terms will probably lead to sundering of the fanbase. There’ll be your casual movie goers who just want to watch a decent DC movie and then there’ll be the ultra hardcore fanbase who’ll scream murder for every single inconsistency or change from the comics.
By the time we realise it, we’ll see fans demanding for the Star Wars sequels to be rebooted, and although I don’t mind that personally, there needs to be a line.
Hopefully, Warner Bros realizes that before they end up succumbing to all the needs of the fanbase. By saying yes to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, they’re saying yes to future campaigns of self-entitled fans clamoring for something that nobody else will care about.
No good comes out from giving in too much, ever.