It's unfortunate, but the DC Extended Universe is likely to be remembered as a failure on the same level as Universal's ill-fated Dark Universe.
Warner Bros. made a number of baffling decisions that ultimately doomed the DCEU, though it certainly wasn't all bad. That was particularly the case with casting (who better to play Harley Quinn than Margot Robbie?), many of which were made by Zack Snyder.
With a reboot now looming courtesy of DC Studios, the newly named DCU looks set to reimagine this shared world but is still going to bring back some familiar faces, with John Cena's Peacemaker, Viola Davis' Amanda Waller, and Xolo Maridueña's Blue Beetle among the confirmed returnees.
However, when it comes to The Trinity, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman will all look vastly different a few years from now. David Corenswet is the DCU's new Man of Steel, Batman will be recast in Andy Muschietti's The Brave and the Bold, and Wonder Woman...to be honest, we have no idea what's going on there.
Gal Gadot has insisted she'd been promised Wonder Woman 3 by Gunn and Peter Safran, only for her claims to later be debunked by a piece in the trades.
A lot of fans are understandably upset as they'd hoped to see Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot continue playing these characters. There would have been a lot of benefits to building a new franchise around the trio, and also some pitfalls, including the negative connotations now associated with the DCEU.
Earlier this month, we asked you, ComicBookMovie.com's readers, to cast your vote on whether you think the DCU should have kept the DCEU's Trinity.
Thousands of you chimed in and a whopping 62.16% decided, "Yes, there's no way they should be recast." 27.66% went with "No way, it's time for a fresh start," and perhaps most troublingly for James Gunn and Peter Safran, 10.18% said, "Who cares? I'm all DC'd out at this point..."
There's been some confusion about these reboot plans but we're getting a fresh start (mostly) and that's something many fans will need to come to terms with. No matter what happens, Warner Bros. won't ever #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, so this iteration of these heroes has shared the screen for the final time.
While you're here, don't forget to cast your vote in our other recent DCU poll. We'll be sharing the results from that one soon.