Zack Snyder’s Justice League, also known as the Snyder Cut has garnered quite a strong fanbase following its initial release.
And it has grown even stronger since it was released to widespread acclaim. Thus, fans weren’t the slightest bit thrilled when the revelations of Snyder’s situation with Warner Bros. unfolded.
Ann Sarnoff, CEO of WarnerMedia has spoken out against Snyder Cut’s toxic fanbase that has been threatening the safety and well-being of the company, especially those who seemingly were not endorsing or was a hindrance to the Snyder Cut’s release.
Sarnoff was appalled by the attitude of the toxic side of the Snyder Cut fandom, emphasising that such behaviour will not be condoned. “It’s completely unacceptable. I’m very disappointed in the fans that have chosen to go to that negative place with regard to DC, with regard to some of our executives. It’s just disappointing because we want this to be a safe place to be.” Sarnoff in an interview with Variety.
Additionally, the WarnerMedia CEO also shared her sentiments of wanting DC to be a fandom that “feels safe and inclusive”. She encourages people to speak up for what they love but not at the expense of having a culture of cancelling things that small groups are angry about. “We are not about that. We are about positivity and celebration.”
Through an interview with Sean O’Connel’s book, Release the Snyder Cut: The Crazy True Story Behind The Fight That Saved Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Snyder has given his statement regarding the toxicity of the Snyder Cut fandom and have defended them by saying, “How is that toxic fandom? They’ve probably achieved more than any other fan base, [and done more] good than any other group. So I don’t understand.”
Moreover, Snyder expresses his gratitude to the fans for the “overwhelming support” that they have shown for his version of the Justice League. “Seeing your messages and your responses to the film has made it all worth it,” he added.