The movement for Snyder Cut is making waves online. It all started in 2016 before the completion of the Justice League when Director Zack Snyder had to leave midway because of a family tragedy. Warner Bros. Studio hired Joss Whedon, the Director of the original Avengers to complete the project. However, things didn’t quite pan out how the studio anticipated.
Following the bad reviews online from both the critics and the fans of the franchise, some of the future projects like Justice League 2 and Man of Steel 2 were squashed. The blow-back didn’t stop there, Ben Affleck had to hang his cape as well and was replaced with Robert Pattinson. However, rumors started appearing online for the mysterious Snyder Cut of the film.
Rumors that started off as mere whispers, turned into a movement. In fact, Zack Snyder started releasing behind the scene images of the Justice League on his Instagram account. To add fuel to the fire, Jason Momoa, who played Aquaman, confirmed that indeed the Snyder Cut exists and he has seen it.
2nd Anniversary of Justice League
Some time passed and on the second anniversary of the film, things took an unexpected turn. Ray Fisher who played Cyborg in Justice League tweeted, “Two Years. #releasethesnydercut”. He also posted a deleted scene from the film, which apparently did not make the cut.
Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot join the Snyder Cut movement
Things did not stop there, shortly after Ray Fisher’s tweet, Ben Affleck (Batman) tweeted, “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut”. And soon after Ben Affleck’s tweet, the Amazonian Princess Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot came out in support of the Snyder Cut as well. The fans of the franchise joined in, demanding the release of the Snyder Cut with over half a million tweets and making it trend worldwide.
Will Justice League Snyder Cut ever be released?
So, will the Zack Snyder Cut ever see the light of the day? Nothing is certain at the moment but this is the most vocal demand for it to date. Justice League released on 17 November 2017 (USA). It stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg).