BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE came out last Friday and people are mad. While the film broke all kinds of pre-sale records, showing there was a rabid appetite out there for the film, a great many fans weren't happy with the film they bought those tickets for. They gave the film a mediocre CinemaScore of B, a 7.4 on IMDb, and a Rotten Tomatoes fan rating of just 72%- the lowest of any Batman film since 1997's BATMAN AND ROBIN, hardly the joyous reception they've given other comic book properties as of late.
Now a couple of fans are attempting to take matters into their own hands, by starting petitions that entreat Warner Bros to dump director Zack Snyder from future DCEU involvement.
One is aimed specifically at getting him immediately replaced from JUSTICE LEAGUE- PART 1:
And the other seeks to boot him from the DCEU entirely:
Of course, these gestures are more symbolic than anything since- in this industry- money talks, and BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is making lots and lots of money. But if you count yourself among those that want to see someone else steering the DCEU ship, then maybe you want to add your name to these lists. The first one already has over 5,000 signatures, while the latter has almost hit its goal of 1,000.
People are fired up!
On the bochinche end of things, our own Kellvin revealed on yesterday's LOS FANBOYS podcast that he's heard whispers that WB has at least considered the idea of delaying JUSTICE LEAGUE long enough for a changing of the guard. But that is the tiniest of rumors, and probably one of the most far-fetched things I've heard in a long, long time. So take that with a cup of salt.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters everywhere.