The divisive “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” has inspired the creation of two Change.org petitions calling for the removal of director Zack Snyder from the upcoming “Justice League” film and the entire DC film franchise. While the film is closing in on the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office, the critical reaction has not been kind and the film currently has a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The divisive nature of the film has led to the creation of two petitions, the first wanting to “boot Zack Snyder off of Justice League.” Petition creator Bryan Cruz explains the petition, writing, “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.” The petition currently has 4,834 signatures.
The second petition calls for even more extreme measures, calling for Warner Bros. to “Remove Zack Snyder from the DCEU.” This petition has 376 signatures so far. Taufique Radhakrishnan writes:
“This guy has already doomed the franchise with two critical flops in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman.He’s a great visual artist,but cannot tell a good story.The only chance of redemption for DCEU is to hire a director who’s not as polarizing as Snyder,who understands the characters well,doesn’t make them roam away from their mythos and balance the tone of the future movies.”
No matter how many signatures these petitions receive, convincing Warner Bros. to remove Zack Snyder from “Justice League” and the DC Extended Universe is not likely to happen as production on Snyder’s “Justice League” begins on April 11.
“Batman v Superman” is in theaters now. “Justice League Part One” opens on November 17, 2017.