A former key WB executive is setting the record straight on the profitability of Zack Snyder's films at Warner Bros. Zack's tenure at Warner Bros. started with 2007's 300 and seems to have concluded with 2020's Zack Snyder's Justice League, although you never know what the future holds.
On social media, Greg Silverman responded to an assertion that, outside of 300, Snyder lost a ton of money for WB.
Greg Silverman previously ran the Warner Bros. film studio as President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production alongside Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich. He served directly under former WB CEOs Jeff Robinov, Barry Meyer, and Kevin Tsujihara.
Following 300, Zack Snyder directed, wrote, or produced Watchmen (2009), Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), Man of Steel (2013), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).
While there are definitely some critical failures in this run, there aren't too many box office flops. As Silverman asserts, only Sucker Punch and The Owls of Ga'Hoole actually failed to turn a profit or break even.
These days, Zack has signed a first-look deal with Netflix, having already released Army of the Dead and Army of Thieves. Up next will be Snyder's Star Wars-pitch turned original sci-fi epic, Rebel Moon, which will be released by the streaming platform on December 22, 2023.
Snyder also has several other projects in development at Netflix, including Planet of the Dead and an animated series titled Twilight of the Gods.