The Culture-Shattering Phenomena Behind
Zack Snyder's DC Film Universe.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The first step in building a cinematic universe is to take flight with the centerpiece character as the building block. Zack Snyder brought a new iteration of the Superman mythos to the big-screen, effectively establishing a new take on the ultimate DC Comics superhero for years to come.
Once Man of Steel debuted, WB and Zack Snyder expanded the cinematic universe to bring in the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, and Doomsday. The anticipation and excitement was on another level.
After the fallout of BvS, WB decided to go in a different direction with its cinematic universe. This section explores the ever-shifting studio philosophy with the films that failed to make it out of pre-production and the few that managed to survive the process.
When the dust settled, it looked as if BvS would be the last Zack Snyder DC film to embrace his vision for the DC Comics film universe. This section explores the legacy of Man of Steel and BvS and the engaging interaction between the filmmaker and his fans.
Fans were not happy with the handling of Justice League after Snyder left the project, which lead to one of the biggest and most impactful online fan movements ever. The last main section covers everything from #ReleaseTheSnyderCut to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse.
Daryn is an author, podcaster, library paraprofessional, and entertainment journalist. He will be launching a new podcast, Round II: The Film Sequel in late 2021. He also appears on the 33.1 Roundtable episodes of the Always Hold On To Smallville podcast.
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