Ever since the 2017 superhero ensemble picture Justice League was released, fans have been demanding a ‘Snyder Cut’ of the critically panned film.
You see, Zack Snyder left during the production of said movie due to the tragic death of his daughter. In his place, Warner Bros. hired Joss Whedon to complete it. It’s because of this switch that fans blame the movie’s often conflicting tones of humour and darkness. Many of Snyder’s scenes, it is thought, were left on the cutting room floor.
So, you can imagine the joy in fans’ hearts when the actual stars of Justice League joined in the online foray to get Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s ever-elusive cut.
First, there was Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, with this tweet (which was reposted in an Instagram story by Aquaman’s very own Jason Momoa!):
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) November 17, 2019
Then Ray Fisher, who plays Cyborg in Justice League, joined in:
— Ray Fisher (@rehsifyar) November 17, 2019
Then, even Ben Affleck, who has now retired his Bat-Cape, reused the trending hashtag:
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 17, 2019
If that weren’t enough, Justice League cinematographer Fabian Wagner joined the online chanting on his Instagram page, featuring a picture of Snyder himself with the caption “The man himself scouting Iceland” followed by a number of hashtags. One of these was, of course, #releasethesnydercut.
Zack Snyder, who has previously shown support for the release of his cut, also took to Twitterland, retweeting Gadot and Affleck. He joked that the “Ancient Amazoness can’t be wrong” and “Neither can Batman”. Or was it a joke? Is it a teaser of something to come?
Famously, the 1980 superhero sequel Superman II had two versions – the official ‘Richard Lester’ cut released in theatres and the ‘Richard Donner cut’ later released on DVD. As with Justice League, Donner was replaced during the film’s production albeit due to increasing tensions with the movie’s producers, not a personal tragedy. To this day, a debate rages on as to which of the two cuts is superior.
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