Zack Snyder confirms he still has a producing credit on the upcoming Wonder Woman 2. The filmmaker is largely the architect of what is unofficially known as the DC Extended Universe, launching a new franchise for Warner Bros. with 2013's Man of Steel. Snyder took the next step forward with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that movie's divisive reception caused the studio to do a massive course-correct. Justice League, which is solely credited to Snyder, is a far cry from what he originally envisioned for DC's team-up, and there's been a rallying cry for WB to release the infamous Snyder Cut ever since.
Especially as Snyder looks ahead to other projects, it would be understandable for one to think his time with the franchise is over. However, that doesn't appear to be the case. Late last year (in the aftermath of Justice League's theatrical run), reports indicated he would remain involved on specific films as a producer. Snyder himself has now confirmed this is true.
Once again interacting with fans on the social media platform Vero, Snyder responded to a question asking if he was still a producer on Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2. With a simple two word reply, Snyder revealed he remains on board in this capacity:
Snyder has been quite integral in crafting the DCEU's Diana Prince. He was the one who cast Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman for her scene-stealing role in Batman V Superman and received a story credit for the acclaimed Wonder Woman solo film. It's nice to see Snyder still has a hand in guiding the next chapter of Diana's life on the big screen. Obviously, Snyder isn't going to have overt creative influence (this is Jenkins' narrative to tell) over Wonder Woman 2, but this is proof he hasn't been completely ostracized from the DCEU like some believed. He's also an executive producer on this December's Aquaman, though it's unclear what the future holds for Snyder in this realm moving forward.
Odds are, Justice League was the last DCEU installment Snyder will helm, though he'll help shape the franchise's future in other ways. Aquaman director James Wan has discussed in the past about his experiences collaborating with Snyder as they work together to craft something that's definitively Wan's but still incorporates traces of what Snyder established in the earlier films. This may be for the best moving forward, allowing other directors to put their unique stamp on a collection of popular characters as the DCEU builds towards a new era.
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020