It’s a good day to be a fan of Wonder Woman… unless you’re also a fan of the way the DCEU has taken shape so far. Because as yet another cruel result of Hollywood’s ‘shared universe’ trend has shown, a single film or director’s success or failure is bound to be applied to the films and directors occupying ‘the same universe.’ In the wake of the overwhelmingly positive reviews for Wonder Woman, the success of director Patty Jenkins was immediately used, by many, as an indictment of every film that wasn’t hers. In particular, renewed calls were sent to remove Zack Snyder once and for all.

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