10:35 am EST, March 30, 2016

Harsh: Fans want Zack Snyder booted out of the DC cinematic universe

After Batman v Superman, fans have launched a petition to remove Zack Snyder from the DC movie-verse.

If there’s one thing the world is beginning to realize, it’s that fandom is an unforgiving bunch.

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After apparently “suffering” through first Man of Steel and now Batman v Superman, there are now several petitions calling for Zack Snyder to bow out of the DC movie franchise.

Comic Book Resources reports that there are two separate petitions to stop Zack Snyder from directing the upcoming Justice League movie.

One petition, titled “Boot Zack Snyder off of Justice League,” has more than 5,000 signatures at the time of writing. The statement on the petition site reads,

Zack Snyder is not the person to bring the Justice League to the big screen. He’s had two chances now to adapt DC characters and has produced middling results.

Even if you loved Man of Steel and BvS. There has to come a time when WB and DC want someone at the helm that can create something that WON’T divide people in such a way.

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The building blocks are there for a great different set of superhero movies. Good actors and actresses and even directors. Zack Snyder is just not the guy that should be in charge of the biggest and most important films in the franchise. Especially with his track record now.

The other petition, which has 600+ signatures, acknowledges that Zack Snyder is a “great visual artist, but cannot tell a good story.”

Related: Batman v Superman: 10 best and worst moments

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They claim Snyder has “doomed the franchise,” and wants DC to hire a director “who understands the characters well, doesn’t make them roam away from their mythos.”

(In other words: The Russo brothers?)

Whatever you think about Zack Snyder, clearly DC is keeping him around because they want a comprehensive style, which differentiates itself from Marvel. In that, they have certainly succeeded. But is it what fans want?

Despite Batman v Superman‘s terrible reviews, the movie has shoveled in almost $500m worldwide, with many fans proclaiming it a fun, entertaining romp.

Do you like the direction Zack Snyder is taking the DC movie franchise, or would you also prefer to see a new director take on Justice League?

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