Two years after its theatrical release, fans are coming together once more to push Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s vision of Justice League.
When Justice League came to theatres in Nov. 2017, it received a less than ideal reviews from both critics and fans. Prior to the film’s release, director Zack Snyder was let go from the project and the studio used the death of Snyder’s daughter as the reason. Other sources pointed to the fact that WB was disappointed in the performance or the previous films, Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As a result, much of Snyder’s original vision was scrapped entirely. A score shared between Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL was scrapped and Snyder was replaced with Marvel alumni director Joss Whedon. What we ended up getting was a mess of a film that was heavily reshot.
Not to mention there was the whole debacle with Henry Cavill’s facial hair. After Cavill completed filming his original scenes for Justice League, he was contracted to grow a moustache for his upcoming role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. When Whedon brought him back to reshoot League, they decided to cover the facial hair with CGI and it looked terrible.
Now, two years after the film has been out, fans of Zack Snyder, DC and general audience members have rallied together with the twitter handle #ReleaseTheSnyderCut and are targeting Warner Bros. and AT&T Media in order to push them to allow Snyder to complete his original vision of the project. Snyder has revealed in past interviews and on his Vero account that his edit for the movie was, in fact, completed and exists somewhere.
The campaign on Twitter, which officially started at 2pm eastern, has gained almost 9,000 tweets in Canada and is trending worldwide, gaining the attention of comic book elites like Rob Liefeld (creator of Deadpool)
Industry insiders and scoopers have been posting on their respective social media pages all of last week hinting at the fact that Warner Bros. was indeed paying attention to the campaign and would be taking note of today’s turnout and would make a decision based on that. How truthful that is will remain to be seen in the coming weeks.
It seems the most likely scenario for this campaign, should it be seen and heard by Warner Bros., is to send the original cut of Justice League to HBO Max which is owned by Warner Media.