It’s been two years since the theatrical release of Justice League in 2017 and yet fans are still asking for Zack Snyder’s cut of the film. Which is not all that surprising considering how badly the film fared in the box office after its release.
Since the film’s release, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement has only gotten bigger, with even Justice League stars such as Jason Momoa strongly advocating for the release of Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League.
On his end, Snyder has been busy releasing photos on social media, teasing fans with some previously-unseen images from his version of the film. Snyder has released several images on his Vero account, in the movie’s now-familiar black and white format. The images show Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, Henry Cavill’s Superman apparently having a conversation with Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.
Fans were quick to take the image and repost it on their Twitter account, aptly named ReleaseTheSnyderCut.
For those unaware, Snyder was initially on board to direct the Justice League film but unfortunately had to step down in May 2017 following a family tragedy. His assistant Joss Whedon then took over as director, overseeing the reshoots and other changes which saw the film taking on a lighter, more humorous tone. The runtime of the film was also cut to 120 minutes according to a mandate from Warner Bros.
Unfortunately, the film was critically panned and flopped in the box office, with many criticising the poor pacing, terrible villain in Steppenwolf and shoddy characterisation as to why the movie failed. News of the film’s troubled production soon surfaced and that was where audiences first started asking for an alternative cut to the film, one that was more faithful to what Snyder had envisioned.
Sadly, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is not released yet, and we’re not sure if it ever will. But at least we do know that it exists, and it is a whopping 3 hours and 34 minutes long. Here’s to hoping we actually live to see Zack Snyder’s Justice League getting released.
Germaine is a fun-sized introvert who loves nothing better than sleeping in on rainy days. She can be found reading fanfiction and manga while still waiting for her Hogwarts acceptance letter. It’ll come eventually.