It’s now been a year and a half since the malformed, shambling remains of Zack Snyder’s Justice League crawled into theaters. With Warner Bros. having lost confidence in Snyder after the apparent failure of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, they booted him off the project, replaced him with Joss Whedon and subjected the movie to nightmarish sounding reshoots. What came out of this torturous process pleased nobody, with the film going on to flop at the box office and receive a deserved critical drubbing.
For most pics, that would be the end of the story, with Justice League‘s fate being to reside in bargain bins forever. But Justice League‘s fans aren’t just any fans. Fueled by a constant drip of rumors about Zack Snyder’s partially completed cut of the movie, elements from it being teased by Snyder himself and even half-finished scenes from it hitting the internet, fans have been demanding that Warner Bros. release the Snyder cut. And if anything, their voices have been getting louder.
Now, there’s a new Twitter campaign to get Snyder’s version out, with users posting videos from across the world imploring Warner Bros. to give us the film they left on the cutting room floor. Here’s just a selection:
— Chris Dawson (@CDawsonAuthor) April 22, 2019
'From Puerto Rico' ??
"THE BELL CANNOT BE UNRUNG"@ZackSnyder @wbpictures @WarnerMediaGrp @WBHomeEnt @nexuspong @RTSnyderCut @ATT #ReleaseTheSnyderCut #ReleaseTheSnyderCut #ReleaseTheSnyderCut pic.twitter.com/adcSIBtPgZ
— Tony_DC ? (@TonyDCComics) April 22, 2019
— Film Junkee (@DaveePena) April 23, 2019
These are just a handful of the videos, and if you search for the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag, you’ll see many, many more.
But will the Snyder cut of Justice League ever see the light of day? It’s possible. We learned recently that it might have been closer to completion back in 2017 than we initially thought, plus the executive that spearheaded his removal from the film, Kevin Tsujihara, has recently left the company in disgrace.