This weekend, Los Angeles played host to a new DC-themed protest, and it all centered on the near legendary Zack Snyder cut of Justice League.
Organized by prominent YouTuber Itzmoe (with a tip of the hat to Heroic Hollywood), the public demonstration once again called on Warner Bros. to give fans Snyder’s version of the DC tentpole pic – unfiltered and largely unaffected by those Joss Whedon-directed reshoots.
The protest – if you can call it that – began in earnest on Saturday, when Itzmoe and fellow DC super-fans took to the streets of Burbank, Los Angeles with a sign reading, “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut.” And nothing else. In fact, it was really more of photo opportunity, as the pic in the gallery below will demonstrate. It arrived online today along with the cheeky caption: Oh my gosh, look at this loud, crazy protest! Yeah, lame YouTubers & media reporting misinformation, we were just going to take a photo! Thanks to Leo for taking it & EVERYONE who showed up!
So again, this wasn’t exactly a protest as most outlets reported it to be. Instead, it was merely a small gathering of diehard Snyder fans who more or less met up for a cool photo op, with the hope that someone at Warner Bros. might see them and decide to spend millions of dollars to finish up a cut of a movie they’ve already lost a significant amount of money on. Sorry Itzmoe and friends, but it doesn’t look like you’ll get your wish.
That’s not to say we won’t ever see any additional footage from Justice League. After all, a new Amazon listing points to an extended cut hitting Blu-ray in March. The only catch is, it won’t be a Zack Snyder Director’s Cut. Instead, it’s more likely just the theatrical version with a few of Whedon’s deleted scenes thrown back in. Still, we’ll take what we can get at this point and try to hang onto the hope that one day, somewhere down the road, someone at Warner Bros. will come to their senses and allow us to see Snyder’s original vision for Justice League.