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Zack Snyder is now a wanted man as HBO Max is ecstatic over the Snyder Cut success. And now both HBO Max and Netflix are offering him exclusivity deals.
According to Small Screen, both streaming networks are trying to lock in the director.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League exploded onto HBO Max last week with nuclear force.
This is no exaggeration; the four-hour superhero epic crashed the channel several times on opening night.
Edward Lauder revealed what a source told him:
I’m hearing that HBO Max is desperately trying to get Snyder to sign an exclusivity deal with them. This would be the first for the company, but they are so happy with Justice League – reaction and the movie itself – that they want him to do more and work solely for them. No one else.
One of my insiders said that WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is ecstatic with how well The Snyder Cut performed on HBO Max this weekend.
Apparently Kilar is “over the moon” with its initial success.
HBO Max And Netflix Offering Zack Snyder Exclusivity Deals
As of this writing, the numbers haven’t been released yet but I was told to expect them possibly by this week.
Warner Bros. will continue to monitor the situation before finally deciding Zack Snyder’s future with DC Films.
As I have previously reported, the Snyderverse being restored theatrically is not impossible.
However, there is a chance if Zack Snyder’s Justice League knocked it out of the park.
Nevertheless, the first weekend is probably not enough to convince the skeptical DC Films president Walter Hamada and Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich to restore Zack Snyder’s DCEU.
It might take longer, if at all.
The days are brighter at HBO Max.
If Zack Snyder signs a deal to continue his DC pocket universe on the streamer, that would mean Warner Bros. has taken a pass on it for a cinematic release.
As for Netflix, Zack Snyder’s movie Army of the Dead will be unleashed on May 21, 2021.
Both HBO Max and Netflix see Zack Snyder’s value as a content creator for streaming channels.
His dark, long-form storytelling is made for that format.
Lauder added that:
Netflix wants Snyder to make films just for them. They’re trying to get him to sign a similar deal to the one Fincher signed. This would mean that his next projects would come out only on Netflix and be Netflix exclusives. No word on whether he’s accepted or declined yet.
Decision time is coming.
If I was a betting man, the Snyderverse will be restored on HBO Max.