It seems strange to think that there was once a time when the dedicated fan campaign to get the Snyder Cut of 2017's disastrous Justice League released looked like it would be unsuccessful.
For a start, the "Snyder Cut" didn't actually exist when fans first started demanding Warner Bros. release it. Director Zack Snyder had to step away from Justice League originally because of a family tragedy, and didn't get a chance to see his vision for the DC superhero movie through. Despite this, fans continued to campaign so fervently that Warner Bros. finally gave Zack Snyder a bunch of money to put together a new version of Justice League, complete with new scenes and edits that completely altered the tone of the movie.
The result, Zack Snyder's Justice League, has been a resounding success with both critics and fans so far. Unfortunately, those hoping that Snyder would get to continue the story he started all the way back in 2013's Man Of Steel were left disappointed recently when Warner Media CEO Ann Sarnoff pretty much ruled it out completely.
"I appreciate that they love Zack's work and we are very thankful for his many contributions to DC," Sarnoff told Variety. "We're just so happy that he could bring his cut of the Justice League to life, because that wasn't in the plan until about a year ago. With that comes the completion of his trilogy. We're very happy we've done this, but we're very excited about the plans we have for all the multi-dimensional DC characters that are being developed right now."
This hasn't taken the wind out of Snyder's more dedicated fans, of course. After all, it took years for the Snyder Cut to become a reality, and the same fans who helped to make that happen have now taken to Twitter to demand Warner Bros. #RestoreTheSnyderVerse and allow the director to continue with his gritty and ambitious take on the Justice League.
#ZackSnydersJusticeLeague is one of the greatest super hero movies of all time. #Darkseid has an invasion ready. Zack has a great vision and a lot of exciting things planned #SnyderCut #RestoreTheSnyderVerse pic.twitter.com/EzPOb9bpJd- Ryan Risky (@rriskyyy) March 25, 2021
Snyder himself has plenty of plans for future sequels, should they ever be picked up. He also seems to be fairly optimistic at this stage, having recently argued that he never imagined Warner Bros. would hand him millions of dollars to make a four-hour edit of a critically panned movie. That's... fair enough.
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