“We don’t tolerate any of this. This behavior is reprehensible regardless of which franchise you are talking about or which company you are talking about. This is completely unacceptable, ”Sarnoff told Variety. “I’m very disappointed with the fans who have chosen to go to this negative place as far as DC is concerned, as far as some of our executives are concerned. It’s just disappointing because we want it to be a safe place. ”
Sarnoff continued, “We want DC to be a fandom that feels safe and inclusive. We want people to be able to speak up for the things they love, but we don’t want it to be a culture of canceling things that just doesn’t satisfy any small faction. We are not on it. We are talking about positivity and celebration. ”
As fans now rally on social media to demand more from Warner Bros., Sarnoff is stopping the buzz around Zack Snyder’s new “Justice League” projects. The CEO said the release of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” marked the “completion” of the director’s DC trilogy after “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman,” and that the restoration of the “Justice League” universe Snyder was not in the cards despite demand from the fans.
“We’re very happy we did this, but we’re very excited about the plans we have for all of the multidimensional DC characters that are in development,” said Sarnoff.
Asked about releasing the original version of David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” in the same way they released Snyder’s “Justice League” version, Sarnoff said at close range, “We will not develop David’s cut. Ayer. ”
Earlier this year, Zack Snyder spoke out against calling his fans “toxic” in an interview with “Release the Snyder Cut” author and CinemaBlend CEO Sean O’Connell.
“It’s just a bunch of BS. Regarding this toxic fandom, or it’s “a victory for the toxic fandom,” Snyder said. “In what world is this ‘toxic fandom’ raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for suicide prevention? How is this toxic fandom? They’ve probably accomplished more than any other fan base, [and done more] good than any other group. So I don’t understand.
During the social media campaign urging Warner Bros. to release the Snyder Cup, fans of the director raised more than $ 200,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The reason Snyder left “Justice League” and was replaced by Joss Whedon is that his daughter Autumn died by suicide. The Snyder Cut is now streaming on HBO Max.