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Fans Of Zack Snyder's Justice League May Have Gotten Some Disappointing News

Unless you've been living under a rock, there's precious little internet discourse you've heard more about than #ReleasetheSnyderCut discourse. People seem to have stronger opinions over whether or not this movie should've been released (or if it even exists technically) than they do about presidential elections. But with a long-term quarantine severely limiting filming for television or movies, Warner Bros. finally relented to the Snyder stand, gave Zack Snyder a boatload of cash, and sent him on his merry way to complete his director's cut of Justice League.

Now, here we are and, as of March 18, 2021, Zack Snyder's Justice League is a reality. It may not be the perfect representation of his original, authorial intent, but it's a four-hour middle finger to the theatrical cut of the film and a giant hug for everyone who wanted to see Snyder's vision reach fruition.

However, despite the frankly Herculean effort involved in giving them what they wanted, Snyder's fans are not satisfied. Zack Snyder's Justice League hints at a host of potential sequel stories — most notably a potential future timeline where Superman turns evil, sides with Darkseid, and helps bring about a Knightmare timeline. Snyder fans are of the opinion that we could (and should) still get those stories. However, that possibility is looking less and less likely. Here's the latest sign that the DC Extended Universe is still headed in an entirely different direction.

Zack Snyder's story is considered complete

WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff was asked in an interview with Variety about the future of the DCEU, especially as it pertains to the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League. Specifically, she addressed what fans want, since, after all, it was a fan campaign that led to the release of Snyder's cut of Justice League.

"We're always going to listen to our fans, but we are in service of the broadest fanbase and we owe them an integrated, holistic strategy," explained Sarnoff. "We are the shepherds of the franchise and hopefully when the fans see what we've got in store they'll know that DC is in good hands across many different platforms with many different creators. We want different voices in the mix."

If it wasn't clear, Sarnoff continued, saying, "For certain fans that want singular voices, they may be disappointed, but we would ask them to be patient and see what we've got in store because perhaps the newer voices in the mix will have just as compelling stories to tell."

Sarnoff was also specifically asked about the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse movement, which seeks to not only make Snyder's Justice League canon but also to continue its story. "We're just so happy that [Zack Snyder] could bring his cut of the Justice League to life because that wasn't in the plan until about a year ago," she said. "With that comes the completion of his trilogy. We're very happy we've done this, but we're very excited about the plans we have for all the multi-dimensional DC characters that are being developed right now."

Referring to Zack Snyder's Justice League as a "completion of his trilogy" makes it pretty clear there won't be any more Snyder stories — at least not any that continue the story he just completed.