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– by Nick Doll

Last month, Vulture wrote up an in depth piece about the future of the DC Extended Universe (Which it isn’t actually called?… Or is it?), containing interviews with Geoff Johns and DC president Diane Nelson, who mostly discussed changes that were made behind-the-scenes and the fact their vision for the DCEU differed from Zack Snyder’s original vision.

Abraham Riesman, the author of the Vulture article, was on the Batman On Film podcast this weekend, bringing with him a new quote that didn’t make it into the original article:

“That was actually a quote that didn’t show up in the finished piece, but that Diane [Nelson] gave me. It was to the effect of ‘we are a director-driven place and Zack had a vision that didn’t necessarily sync up with what our vision of these characters is, but we respect that he wanted to go for that and that’s part of our philosophy’.”

The idea that Zack Snyder’s version of the DCEU, jump-started with Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, isn’t what DC had in mind has been rumored for a while. But, I believe this is the first time we’ve heard it from someone as high up the DC ladder as Nelson.

Since Screen Rant originally published the quote, Riesman has clarified on twitter that though Zack Snyder’s vision wasn’t in line with DC, “Nelson expressed NO ill-feeling toward Snyder to me.”

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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SOURCE: Batman On Film podcast (via Screen Rant)

  • TheOct8pus

    This is total BS. They gave the reins to Synder and said, “You made 300. You made Watchmen. We trust that you can make DC superhero movies…” As soon as the dismal reviews started pouring in, they’re suddenly saying he’s a rogue and he went against what everybody wanted….puuuhlease…..just admit that you bet on the wrong horse and move on with it….

    • Jason Klawon

      True. They threw him under the bus. But that’s what happens when you make the most spectacular Hollywood garbage bomb ever made. Captain Hypocrite v the Dark Meathead.

      • TheOct8pus

        They did throw him under the bus; they’re all complicit in releasing such a shitfest of a movie that was BvS

    • Victor Roa

      YES YES YES YES YES YES YES…… AND YES!!!!1

    • AmiRami

      totally agreed. No one was holding a gun to DC’s head about Snyder. they wanted this as much as he did. And they were allwrong.

    • capitandelespacio

      *Sarcasm* Isn’t a bit cold we are still talking about this after the fact he left post production because of his tragedy?

      • TheOct8pus

        Yes, but more importantly… You’re alive! Where’ve you been?

        • capitandelespacio

          I’m always around, complaining in silence! Glad to see you, my dear Octopede.

          • TheOct8pus

            Nice! Good to see you, capitan!

  • Mad Barchetta

    I’m to believe it took them almost 3 complete movies to figure that out?? How about you realized how much the public didn’t want grimdark everything and that Snyder can’t tell a story very well? Honestly, I’ve never worked in the movie business, but I could pretty much run just as much a directionless organization as the people they have in charge now. Any openings, WB??

  • Venomaide

    At this point DC should hire someone from Marvel to make a movie. Wait never mind.

    • AmiRami

      to be fair Whedon didn’t make JL. he tweaked it at best. It wasn’t a page 1 rewrite/reshoot.

    • agooseontheloose

      Funny how Whedon’s abandoned the Marvel ship though huh?!

      • Venomaide

        Lets see if Joss next movie is any good.

  • Lenin1959

    Suits: “Abandon ship! Run for your lifes!”
    Suits to Snyder: “Captain, you know what to do. Stay aboard, go down with the ship and take the blame! FOR HONOR!”
    *Suits jump off the sinking ship*

  • Warren Gant

    Wonder Woman is being touted as a great success. Didn’t it make $820,000,000 worldwide? Didn’t Dawn Of Justice make about the same, but it is lauded as a failure?

    • M@rvel

      Yeah but BVS had the two most iconic superheroes of all time…. if the film was a critical success it would have crossed the billion mark easily.

    • Jason Klawon

      C’mon it had Batman AND Superman for the first team up. It couldn’t break a billion? The film was a total load of SHIT. Snyder is the biggest failure cock in Hollywood.

      • Tonk99

        You’re an idiot.

        • Jason Klawon

          Dude, try harder. Here’s one. I fucked your Mother in the ass while watching BvS the Ultimate Cut. She hated the film too. Tell your Mom I said Hi, Ok?

          • Tonk99

            I’ll defer to my previous statement. As honestly, you’re not worth the effort.

    • Victor Roa

      that’s a common misconception, for example Batman and Robin made twice it’s budget on it’s release but it’s reputation was so bad no one wanted to work with the franchise. Same with BvS, but also BvS was so notorious for it’s ballooned ad and reshoot that it’s real budget is somewhere near 400 mil and it’s just ruined it’s potential licensing future. Same thing with Amazing Spider-Man 2 which also made around 700 mil and yet no one wanted to partner with them. Even 1998’s Godzilla made money and yet no one wanted to work with them after how bad that film came out as….. Money doesn’t rule everything no matter how obnoxious something may seem.

    • AmiRami

      Wonder Woman had… Wonder Woman. BvS had Wonder Woman and 2 of the most famous and beloved superheroes of all time. Add to that the fact that the marketing and production costs for BvS were MUCH higher than WW.

  • Victor Roa

    some where out there Jon Peters is crying.