Rumor of the day: Was Zack Snyder actually booted from DC Films?

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Jan 22, 2021, 1:50 PM EST (Updated)

The directorial swap on Warner Brothers' Justice League may have been worse than we thought. According to a tweet from Mashable writer Josh Dickey, Zack Snyder was actually fired from the DC Films division after one critical flop too many

Upon Snyder's exit, it was initially reported he made the decision to step aside following the tragic death of his daughter. But if the studio was unhappy with his work, then hopeful fans may never see the "Snyder Cut" of Justice League they keep clamoring for. 

Snyder (300, Sucker Punch, Watchmen) was originally the filmmaker spearheading the DC Extended Universe, having directed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and a good portion of Justice League. However, it is also rumored that Joss Whedon reshot a lot of the latter. Even with a new director on board, the movie was a critical failure, with Warner Brothers losing as much as $100 million on the project. In an early January shake-up, Walter Hamada was promoted to president of the DC movies department after the departure of Jon Berg.

Snyder and his wife Deborah are still listed as producers by IMDb on upcoming DC films like Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2.

Representatives for Snyder, Warner Brothers, and DC Entertainment did not immediately respond to SYFY WIRE's request for comment.