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Zack Snyder reacts to ‘The Boys’ trailer lampooning ‘Justice League’ fallout

#ReleaseTheBourkeCut is the new #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, apparently.

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Satirical superhero show The Boys is getting some love from none other than Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder.

It all started when a parody trailer for the fake film Dawn of the Seven was released on the Twitter account for Vought International, the fictitious pharmaceutical organization responsible for creating superheroes in the world of the Amazon Prime Video show.

The post, which contained the hashtag #ReleaseTheBourkeCut, was clearly a parody of a similar real-world campaign #ReleaseTheSnyderCut regarding fans advocating Warner Bros. to release the original cut of the 2017 Joss Whedon-directed film, Justice League. Snyder was originally the director, and his version would eventually be released, following intense fan petitioning, with last year’s HBO Max Original film — and much more critically-acclaimed effort — Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Snyder, clearly realizing the joke, retweeted the trailer, writing, “Congratulations to Director Bourke. Excited to see your vision realized.”

Eric Kripke, The Boys co-developer and showrunner, was apparently blown away at Snyder’s shoutout with an expletive-filled retweet of his own.

“Thanks [Zack Snyder], you’re the best!!” he wrote.

Earlier Friday, the Vought International Twitter account further immersed viewers in the world of The Boys by releasing a video of Dawn of the Seven‘s fictitious director, Adam Bourke, played by The Wolf of Wallstreet actor P.J. Byrne.

Dawn of the Seven is picture-locked,” Adam said while appearing emotional and carelessly driving down a freeway. “The fans are the real heroes. This movie was dead in the water so many times, I can’t tell you. But all your tweets of #ReleaseTheBourkeCut, your letters to Vought Studios, whoever was doing the skywriting, I owe you guys.”

The Boys season three premieres on Prime Video on June 3.

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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'