Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
SnyderVerse followers applauded the firing of Warner Bros. executive Ann Sarnoff – in corporate speak, Ann Sarnoff exits her position. Specifically, it no longer exists. People can classify it however they want to. There’s the sanitized version and then there’s reality.
New Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav pulled the rug from under Ann Sarnoff. One by one the dominoes fall. WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar already resigned. In addition, HBO Max head Andy Forssell is gone.
The merger is due to officially close on Friday. Zaslav is wasting no time for spring cleaning. But so much of this is old news to Geekosity readers.
I initially scooped Ann Sarnoff’s departure on May 17, 2021. I wrote:
Insiders explained WarnerMedia could lead to reshuffling. In other words, DC Films president Walter Hamada, Sarnoff, and Emmerich could possibly be moved.
Anti-Snyderverse Warner Bros. Executive Ann Sarnoff Exits Company
Zaslav started the “reshuffling” early. But “reshuffling” is too polite. Again, there’s the sanitized version and then there’s reality.
Deadline calls it a “bloodbath.” I’ve been saying that for a year on my YouTube shows with fellow troublemaker Syl Abdul. Nevertheless, naysayers countered that Zaslav will keep the status quo.
Mergers are nasty.
In fact, Variety added that:
The ground is shifting rapidly for executives and other divisions at the media giant.
In other words, Zaslav has just rolled up his sleeves.
Insiders repeated that Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Tobey Emmerich’s days are numbered on his throne.
It’s just a matter of time. Furthermore, DC Films president Walter Hamada, like Ann Sarnoff, will likely not have a position anymore. A source revealed:
Hamada won’t stick around, one way or another. There was gossip of Zaslav either removing DC Films or transforming it into DC Studios. That would consolidate everything in the DC banner. Hamada isn’t expected to continue with either decision.
Ann Sarnoff upset Snyderverse fans in March 22, 2021 in Variety. She stated:
We wanted to give Zack the opportunity to complete his vision in a four-hour movie, which is impossible to do in theaters. We’re happy that we have HBO Max to let the rope out as it were and allow the fans to see all four-hours of Zack’s vision.
Granted, the decision wasn’t hers alone. Nevertheless, she became the face of it.
Zack Snyder continues to tease the SnyderVerse on social media.
The Snyderverse is coming back, brick by brick.