Zack Snyder On Future ‘Justice League’ Sequels: “Warner Bros. Has Been Aggressively Anti-Snyder”

The #RestoreTheSnyderverse movement isn’t going anywhere, two months after the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Look, Snyder knew what he was doing. He didn’t have to use the rope afforded to him by Warner Bros. to hint at future sequels, but he did, knowing that fans would raise an uproar.

And so they have. Unfortunately, the film wasn’t the huge mover of subscriptions on HBO Max that WB wanted. The chances of seeing Justice League sequels? Pretty slim. That we’ve always known, but in a recent interview Snyder says that WB’s stance has been the same all along, and suggests that it’s become personal…

“Warner Bros. has been aggressively anti-Snyder if you will. What can I say? Clearly, they’re not interested in my take. But I would also say that they certainly weren’t interested in – I would have said originally – in my take on Justice League. They certainly made decisions about that.”

“I love the characters, and I love the worlds, and I think it’s an amazing place to make a movie. It’s glorious IP. So there’s that. I don’t know what could be done as you go forward other than I think the fan movement is so strong, and the fan community, [their] intention is so pure, and I really have this huge respect for it. I would hope that cooler heads would prevail with [the studio] and they would see that there’s this massive fandom that wants more of that…Who knows what they’ll do?”

What they’ll do is more forward on films such as The Flash, Aquaman 2, The Batman, and others that have little connection to the Snyderverse. Fortunately for Snyder, he’s come out of this pretty well. Fans loved ZSJL and so did critics for the most part, and his zombie film Army of the Dead is getting pretty solid reviews (including from me) ahead of its release on Netflix next week.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.