Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was supposed to be a grand superhero extravaganza, instead it fell flat and couldn’t rake in serious dollars by industry standards. Since then there have been serious questions raised against choosing Zack Snyder as the man who will take the DC extended Cinematic universe forward and chart out a creative strategy to compete against Marvel studios which is already way ahead of DC in the superhero game (this is the truth, there is no intent to hurt any DC fan). The movie received over $800 million at the global box office, which isn’t particularly impressive given the size, cost, and expectations from the project. The Captain America Civil War has comfortably crossed a Billion dollar mark, Deadpool grossed over $900 million with less than 1/4th of the cost of Batman v Superman.
It’s become clear that even hardcore DC fans can’t defend all aspects of Batman v Superman, the movie tried to fit in other DC superheroes to expand the universe, but the best they could come up is a mail in Wonder woman’s inbox. The Warner Bros. decided to take a hard decision, removed Zack Snyder as the Creative Head and directed the executive VP Jon Berg, Chief Content officer Geoff Johns to oversee the newly created DC universe. Both of them are now tasked with steering the DC films and build a successful DC extended universe to better compete with Marvel which is already way ahead.
Recently, Michael Shannon (who played General Zod from Krypton) said in an interview with Fandango that he started to watch Batman v Superman on a plane and eventually dozed off. He had an instrumental role in Man of Steel (2013) movie and his neck was snapped by Superman in the end, whereas he was in flashbacks and as a dead body in Batman v Superman. Well, this is not good news for DC fans for sure.