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The DCEU: Zack Snyder’s Decision to Step Away

Director Zack Snyder attends the "Man Of Steel" world premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Director Zack Snyder attends the "Man Of Steel" world premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 10, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

I’ve been a huge critic of Zack Snyder’s handling of the DCEU. I thought Man of Steel was okay and had to watch Batman v. Superman a couple of times more to gain some semblance of appreciation. I’m hopeful that the DCEU can turn it around, especially since they can bring all of their franchises to the big screen themselves. This is a claim that Marvel Studios can’t make because of the rights to Spider-Man and X-Men / Fantastic Four franchises currently reside in rival studios Sony and 20th Century Fox stables.

I had voiced my complaints in many conventions, geek circles, and here at the GameFob Network on my disdain of Snyder’s efforts. Yet, I remained hopeful. Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reported that Snyder was stepping away due to a family tragedy. Last March, his 20-year old daughter Autumn committed suicide. This is sad. As a father, I don’t know how I would be able to deal with this in a professional setting. I would probably shut down completely. Snyder admirably continued to work through the tragedy. I applaud him for his strength. I also applaud his recognizing that family is much more important.

Also according to THR, Joss Whedon is taking over post-production with some re-writes with the film still targeted for November 17th. I’m now rooting for this film much more because the human side of me wants a win for Snyder and his family. Yes, I want a great film for the DCEU film. Yes, I’m a fan of Joss Whedon. Yes, I’m a much bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe fan. In the end, those all take a backseat to wanting a win for the Snyders.

Source(s): The Hollywood Reporter
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Pete Taase once was a Sith Lord, but was brought back from the depths of dark side by his younglings and old VHS cassettes that require the tracking button to make the screen clearer to view.

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