Here at Revenge of The Fans, we want fans of every ilk to feel like their voices matter. There’s a movement happening right now, and we want to help put a spotlight on it, even if we have our reservations about how successful it’ll be. As you’ve likely heard, there’s a group of very passionate Zack Snyder fans who feel that Justice League was unjustly ripped from his hands. They’ve been working hard to get the attention of Warner Bros. as they demand that the studio releases a Zack Snyder Cut of the DC epic.
Just in case this is all Greek to you, the theatrical cut of Justice League, while credited to Zack Snyder, was actually a mash-up of the work of two different directors. When Snyder stepped down in early 2017, Joss Whedon (The Avengers) was brought in to overhaul the film. The studio wasn’t happy with the tone and plotting of the film, and so they asked him to write and direct a ton of new material. So, really, the cut that made it into theaters can’t truthfully be called the Snyder Cut, despite him being listed officially as the sole director.
Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles was the first to break the news that Justice League was going to get totally reworked, and while many were initially skeptical of his claims, when they saw the film in theaters…the truth came to light. It was evident to anyone paying attention that this film bore little resemblance to Snyder’s original ideas for the film. In fact, if you look at the early trailers for Justice League, it’s plain to see how much of his work was cut completely out of the film.
In the months since everyone discovered the truth, fans have been compiling all kinds of examples of how Justice League wasn’t really Snyder’s movie, and- armed with the knowledge that he had completed principal photography before it was taken away from him- they’ve been petitioning for Warner Bros. to release that film- the one he had intended to make.
Those efforts have now reached their next evolution: An Official Site.
It’s called For Snyder Cut, and it makes the case for the release of Snyder Cut of Justice League. It’s got loads of beautiful images, quotes, articles and more as part of its campaign to get Warner Bros. to cough up the extra funding it would take to release this version of the film.
While we at RTF have covered why the Snyder Cut is unlikely to ever see the light of day, we fully support this movement. As cinephiles, we believe it would be fascinating to see what Snyder had in mind and how it differed from the final film we ended up with.
If this is a cause you believe in, I strongly suggest you visit the site. I’ve had several very pleasant interactions with the unofficial spokesperson for this movement, Fiona, and her heart’s in the right place. I know what this would mean for her and those who share her views, and I wish them nothing but good luck despite the uphill battle ahead of them.
SOURCE: For Snyder Cut