Why WB Won’t Release Zack Snyder’s Justice League Numbers

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There have been so many people asking me personally why Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max are staying silent as far as Zack Snyder’s Justice League numbers are concerned.

So, what’s the problem? Why isn’t Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max talking about Zack Snyder’s Justice League’s streaming numbers?

Well, the answer is two-fold: there’s a gagging order on Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Warner Bros. Pictures wants the SnyderVerse to die.

I suppose those are linked.

There’s a gagging order on Zack Snyder’s Justice League because Warner Bros. Pictures executives do not want the SnyderVerse to continue.

Then, many SnyderVerse fans are asking themselves why Warner Bros. Pictures is so adamant about ending the SnyderVerse?

Aren’t they leaving money on the table?

Well, the answer to that question isn’t really that simple.

The Warner Bros. Pictures gagging order on Zack Snyder’s Justice League is in effect

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Credit: HBO Max

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In the end, it all comes down to money and ego.

The two things that are very important over at Warner Bros. Pictures – especially as far as the executives are concerned.

Warner Bros. is strapped for cash at the moment.

It’s been that way for quite some time.

Luckily for them, the At&T deal went through.

If it didn’t, there might not be a Warner Bros. Pictures any more.

Here’s what a source with close links to Warner Bros. Pictures had to say:

Warner Bros. Pictures is cash poor. They’ve been struggling for quite some time, but the pandemic’s made things pretty dire for WB.

The source continued:

This is the main reason why the SnyderVerse has to die for WB (in their heads). They see it as being way too expensive a venture for them to carry on. Snyder’s films weren’t cheap to make, and they were only getting more and more expensive for WB. They saw a way out, and they are taking it. As far as WB’s execs are concerned, they had to end it.

WB wants the SnyderVerse to die!

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Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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The source then added that:

What happened with Justice League [2017] was a huge embarrassment for WB execs. Most of those guys are gone, but some of them are still around to this day and they are feeling bitter towards Snyder and the people they see as being supporters of his. As far as they’re concerned, they want the SnyderVerse gone. Finished. And they want it done soon.

So, this all relates back to the company-wide gagging order that was issued by WarnerMedia.

I discussed this in a previous article, which you can read here.

That article in question also goes into the Civil War that was – and still is – raging inside of WarnerMedia.

The whole of WarnerMedia was not allowed to even discuss the SnyderVerse and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

This is why you haven’t seen any numbers relating to Zack Snyder’s Justice League’s performance on HBO Max

The only numbers we’ve had so far have come from third parties.

WarnerMedia has even prevented The Rock from talking about the SnyderVerse

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Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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I was even told that The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) cannot talk about or mention Zack Snyder’s Justice League or the SnyderVerse.

That is why you haven’t seen him tweet or post ‘#RestoreTheSnyderVerse’.

Dwayne Johnson is a fan of the Snyder Cut, but because he’s a producer on Black Adam, he too isn’t allowed to discuss or mention the SnyderVerse in any way whatsoever. He also signed a contract with WB to promote Black Adam across all his social media accounts, which means he’s banned from saying anything about the SnyderVerse online.

So, it seems as though Warner Bros. Pictures is even preventing The Rock from talking about the SnyderVerse.

In conclusion, we haven’t had Zack Snyder’s Justice League’s streaming numbers on HBO Max because of the executives over at Warner Bros. Pictures’ ego.

It’s always the same story, but it still succeeds in boggling one’s mind.

Let me know what you make of all of this.

As always, if you have any questions, you can reach me via Twitter.

I’m @EJLauder. My DMs are open.

What do you make of this news?

Are you upset with Warner Bros. Pictures for the way they’ve been treating Zack Snyder and the SnyderVerse fans?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Anonymous

    3rd party analysis showed that most people only watched the first of the four anyway, and the Snyder fanbase is still a minority.

  2. Seth Hazen

    I’ve always liked the DCU over Marvel, but Marvel wouldn’t be nearly as stupid as the guys running WB.
    And this commenter saying Snyder fans are in the minority obviously lives in an alternate reality.

  3. Steven.. M

    Also the numbers don’t look good compared to other releases on the platform. Critical reviews were mediocre at best. Though good compared to Snyder’s other DC projects. It isn’t ego they are trying to move on and avoid a toxic fanbase. They are moving away because the outcome doesn’t justify the cost. Other Film makers are bringing them more profit on smaller budgets. It’s over, move on. Be grateful you got the Snydercut to begin with.

  4. Anonymous

    They are willing to invest money into making a franchise out of that mortal kombat garbage of a movie…yeah I watched it because I have hbomax ..I got hbomoax just to watch the Snyder cut. Might as well watch other movies..I already paid for it. Won’t watch it again tho. And wouldn’t dare watch that trash in the theater.!!


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