Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No.. it’s Superma.. Oh wait, it is a plane. And its trailing a banner which reads “Release the Snyder Cut.”
That’s what you’d have seen if you’d have looked into the skies above Warner Bros.’ Burbank Offices earlier this week – the latest eye-catching development in the ongoing fan campaign to get Zack Snyder’s original cut of Justice League released. This particular stunt was the result of an effort by fans to raise money for the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, of whom Snyder is a high profile advocate ever since he lost his daughter Autumn to suicide in early 2017.
That campaign hit its goal, and to mark the occasion, fans got their wish of directly petitioning Warner Bros. by air to release the fabled Snyder Cut. Zack, clearly touched by the money raised for an organization that’s very dear to him and the fans’ continued dedication to seeing his version of the movie, responded with two comments on Vero:
It’s been just over a year since Justice League crawled into cinemas, having suffered a death by a thousand cuts at the hands of Warner Bros. and their lily-livered decision to take the film out of Snyder’s hands and essentially boot him off the DCEU project. Still, we’ve spent most of the last year being teased by deleted scenes from the film, the actors claiming that the original cut made a lot more sense, Snyder himself hinting at what his original plans would be and, most tantalizingly, a glimpse at what his multi-movie DCEU plan would have looked like.
But will we ever see it? In the short term, I think not. Warner Bros. would probably rather sweep Justice League under the rug for now, preferring to look ahead to Aquaman, Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984. But in the long term? Well, a semi-similar sort of the situation happened with Superman II, where Richard Donner was removed from the project in favor of Richard Lester. Fans similarly campaigned for that cut to be released and they eventually got their wish… albeit 26 years later. So, uh, see you in 2043, I guess.