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The battle lines between the DCU fandom was drawn to over half a decade ago when Zack Snyder’s association with the franchise came to an end, and the split hasn’t come any closer to healing in the years since.
Whether you’re heavily invested in the ongoing superhero saga or just an audience member with a casual interest in the latest goings-on at the comic book company, anyone with an internet connection will be fully aware of fan discord. from the SnyderVerse who refuse to let him go. , and everyone else who conceded defeat and awaits the next chapter under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Caught somewhere in the middle is David Ayer, who directed suicide squad when the SnyderVerse was in full swing, only to see the theatrical cut taken from their hands and butchered beyond recognition. While he has supported demands for the Ayer Cut to come to life, something Gunn has refused to rule out, he has nonetheless been appalled by the continuing unrest.
On Twitter, Ayer lamented that everyone wants to see what’s best for the franchise at the end of the day, but can never seem to agree on how they want that to happen, or who should be at the head of the table.
Who has come during the same weekend Shazam! fury of the gods has been in free fall at the box office is surely no coincidence, and many genuinely revel in the fact that the first feature released since Gunn and Safran’s date is on its way to bomb. At the end of the day, everyone should want the best for a property that is equally close to their hearts, but that’s not going to happen.