Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
In the midst of a superhero takeover with groundbreaking films bringing comic books to the big screen on an unprecedented scale, one cinematic saga would forever alter the landscape of superhero movies and Hollywood…Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman. As three of the most iconic heroes of all time, the task of translating these beloved DC Comics characters and their stories to film would be the ultimate challenge for any director. By embracing this challenge, Zack Snyder—who gained popularity following successes with 300 and Watchmen—would find himself at the epicenter of controversy. Shaped by studio conflicts, creative differences, increasingly divisive public opinion, social media, the COVID-19 pandemic, and personal tragedy, the making of Snyder’s films (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League) would come together to form a remarkable tale.
In The Snyderverse Saga, entertainment journalist Daryn Kirscht chronicles the epic behind-the-scenes true story of Snyder’s DC Comics films, their revolutionary impact on superhero movies and Hollywood, and the power of the fandom in fighting for creative freedom. After achieving victory following the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, a new wave is on the rise with #RestoreTheSnyderVerse to adapt the cinematic landscape to the modern world… a “Knightmare” world.
Will the “Snyderverse” continue? Only time will tell…
Daryn Kirscht is an author, podcaster, library paraprofessional, verified Vero user, football history buff, and self-proclaimed Ravenclaw. You can find more of his work as a guest on the 33.1 Roundtable episodes of the Always Hold On To Smallville podcast and as the host of his brand-new upcoming podcast Round II: The Film Sequel (launching in 2022). Daryn lives in northwestern Minnesota with his wife, Katelyn, and their two cats. In his spare time, he can be found playing Clue, watching old-school football, and writing his next book.