The man behind Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman, Zack Synder, may have no further involvement in the DC Extended Universe.
Zack Synder has taken a step back from the DC Extended Universe and we’re all here to support him. Now news reports are saying that Synder’s involvement will be limited at best. The director of Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice took a step back after the tragic suicide of his daughter.
And as a fan of the franchise (and Zack’s work), it is sad to see him leaving the universe he’s helped to build but it is more about what is best for the Synder family than anything else. Yes, Zack is one of the main reasons the DCEU is even around today but when it comes to family, that’s what is most important.
Zack Synder has already stepped down from directing Justice League and given the remainder of the project to Joss Whedon. Most the movie was shot and ready (it was in post-production when Synder stepped down) but from the looks of it, it may be the last Synder project we see for the time being.
Who will take over?
That being said, Synder’s stepping down opens the door for a new director to take over. While Whedon is taking on the rest of Justice League and Batgirl, I personally would rather have someone like Patty Jenkins taking on the rest of the DCEU.
Now only did she prove herself with Wonder Woman (the movie that I personally believe saved the DCEU), but she continues to be praised. Wonder Woman is currently on track to be the biggest box office hit of this year. And that is a lot of Patty Jenkins’s doing.
So while this situation is sad and we wish only the best for the Synder family, it does through up some questions about the DCEU. Who’s going to continue on with it? Is it going to be a Whedon project or can we had it to someone like Jenkins?
Well, for now, we’ll just have to wait and see.