Zack Snyder Responds to Godzilla vs. Kong Review-Bombing Claims

While recent details around Zack Snyder’s relationship with Warner Bros. in connection to the release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League have been getting heated on social media, one piece of information in the report by Rolling Stone revealed that many fans of the director had been review-bombing the release of Godzilla vs. Kong. In the report, it was claimed that Adam Wingard actually attempted to contact Snyder to get him to call off his supporters for pulling down the film’s rating, but the Army of The Dead helmer made it clear that it was never something that he had any control over.

Godzilla vs. Kong became one of the first big hits of the Covid pandemic, and while its performance was nothing compared to what it might have been in normal circumstances, there was more than the pandemic for the film to get around with numerous bad reviews being posted, allegedly from Snyder fans hoping to stop the movie being a success. However, Snyder addressed the issue, pointing out that nothing was ever asked of him and, more importantly, that he does not have dominion over his fans. He said:

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“Furthermore, I do not control my fans. They have their own will and their own opinions; you really give me too much credit.”

While Snyder may not have had a hand in any of the review-bombing going on at the time, he did frequently stoke up his fanbase when it came to the infamous “Release The Snyder Cut” hashtag that ultimately saw the 4 hour cut of Justice League being released on HBO Max. However, while The Snyder Cut fans saw this as a victory, the last laugh was with Warner Bros. as Godzilla vs. Kong outperformed the movie on HBO Max, and ultimately The Snyder Cut was simply a coda on the director’s original DCEU plan.

Warner Bros. DCEU Has Many Titles Coming In The Next Year

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While Zack Snyder’s DCEU has been disbanded, Warner Bros. has continued to press on with the very loosely connected franchise and has a number of releases coming in the next year. This includes Dwayne Johnson’s debut as Black Adam this October and Shazam! Fury of the Gods following in December, before next year brings Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash into theaters after a number of delays due to the Covid pandemic.

In addition to these titles, there are also the Blue Beetle and Batgirl movies in production and a third outing for Wonder Woman is constantly being rumored to be in various stages of development. While the DCEU has never managed to pull together either the cohesive narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the box office results, they have continued to attempt to bring the DC comic book world to life regardless. However, with The Batman doing well this year, it seems that the future of DC movies may end up being more about individual stories than a building continuous string of films that seamlessly link to each other.