“Justice League” Cast Support #ReleaseTheSnyderCut Movement

Two years ago, on this day, Warner Bros. released the “Justice League” movie to theaters in 2017. Now, in 2019, with the knowledge that Zack Snyder’s vision for the film was quite different from the film Joss Whedon delivered, the call for Snyder’s cut of the film to be released is getting louder.

While many speculated that November 17, 2019 would be a day for some kind of major announcement, it turned out that fans and celebrities alike would end up using the anniversary of the film’s theatrical release to put further pressure on Warner Bros. to release the famed “Snyder Cut” of the “Justice League” movie.

As you’ll recall, director Zack Snyder was forced to stand down before completing the film, due to the untimely death of his daughter. Joss Whedon was brought in to finish off the film, reshooting many scenes and making a number of changes to the script. Knowing Snyder’s version would have been much different to what we saw, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag has been used over the past two years with cast members today adding their support to call.

Both Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman, and Ben Affleck, who played Batman, tweeted the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag today, while Cyborg actor Ray Fisher also lent his support, deleting every message on his Twitter account except his #ReleaseTheSnyderCut tweet. Jason Momoa, who played Aquaman, has also previously called for the release of Snyder’s version of the film, as has the director himself, posting: “This ancient Amazonian can’t be wrong” and “Neither can Batman.”

“Justice League” earned $657.9 million at the box office, which was a disappointment for the film that cost $300 million to make. While it was initially thought that a “Snyder Cut” of the film was nothing more than wishful thinking, it appears such a beast really exists… in some form. Warner Bros. has had nothing to say about any such cut being released, be it on the big screen, on Blu-ray or in digital format.

Even so, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement seems to be gaining momentum.

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Superman2878
November 17, 2019 9:41 pm

Has this photo of Zack, Gal, and Ben been used for a caption contest before? It would make for an excellent photo for a caption contest.

MattComics
November 18, 2019 11:49 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Seconded.

LarGand
November 18, 2019 3:22 am

Boring. ‘Justice League’ was fundamentally terrible and no re-edit with additional footage is going to change that. It’s way past time to move on and give us a proper sequel to ‘Man of Steel’. (I know that’s unlikely, but a man can dream.) But if they’re really going to release it, then I really, really hope it includes a better explanation of Superman’s resurrection than the original version did, and that they cut that awful “I believe in truth – but I’m also a big fan … of justice!” line, which made my eyes roll so hard I almost flipped… Read more »

redcape
November 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Reply to  LarGand

I didn’t think it was boring or terrible. But not exactly what I expected. It was pretty straight forward, story wise. But I agree with the way Superman’s resurrection was handled. And what of the Clark Kent angle? He’s just what, walking the streets again? That was by far the most unfinished part of the movie. With the manipulated story and movie running time, they had no way to reason any of that out and just left it.

sman1938
November 18, 2019 1:29 pm
Reply to  redcape

I agree, I have actually watched that movie more times then any of the other DCU movies. And seeing a different version of it really interests me. So I hope it gets released so I can decide which version is better, and not let the Studio decide for me, even if they release it unfinished on the FX its fine. Not like the FX with the mouth was any good anyway. So if put on HBO MAX, no money lost, just some hard drive space.

Clark_Jo
November 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Reply to  LarGand

I’m 100% sure that the resurrection was all original and how Zack had it. I’m also 100% sure the movie is the same story beat wise, it’s just longer because there’s more character arcs/development and scenes setting up future movies, or at least a JL2. Zack has pretty much explained it at that film festival and with all his social media posts. Things like the Russian family are not there, as expressed by Snyder on social media. What was released was edited down. You can just look at Henry and Ben to see what was reshot and what wasn’t. Ben’s… Read more »

redcape
November 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

It looked to me as well like Superman’s resurrection was all Snyder’s. But…I think in his cut it came at a different time in the movie. And there was more to it mixed in the story line. The version we got was so cold and quick it was like there was an attitude, “just bring him back, quick fight and we’re out of here”. End of movie! Besides the horrendous opening blotched mustache scene, that irritated me more so.

GodzillaofSteel
November 18, 2019 3:31 am

I’m glad to see the actors showing their support for “The Snyder Cut.” I enjoyed “Justice League” so I’d love to see Snyder’s original vision brought to fruition. I can just imagine some original Superman-scenes without the mustache-CGI. I hope this gains more momentum so finally get to see “The Snyder Cut.”

NeoRanger
November 18, 2019 4:08 am

This is starting to look like some viral promotion of… something (probably that HBO thing). Well, either way if that leads to releasing the cut, I’m cool with it.

Clark_Jo
November 18, 2019 12:25 pm

If you’re WB you have two options. 1. Spend money to finish the movie, edit it together, release it, risk losing money and deal with the inevitable #BringBackZack or #MakeJusticeLeage2 movement for the cliffhanger Snyder’s movie sets up. Even if WB takes what they have and dump it on HBOmax, the “movement” is going to demand the alleged “finished” version that Zack claims to have done himself. Essentially nothing really changes. Releasing it, finished or not, won’t satisfy any of these fans. 2. Ignore it until it goes away. It will eventually and there’s no risk associated with it. Not… Read more »

redcape
November 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

I think if there’s any cut made available it’ll be with the under standing that it’s not a completed movie. They’re not going to get the cast together again and add missing scenes not to mention all the back ground. The only info at this point we don’t have is exactly what’s missing. Zack has said there is in deed his cut but hasn’t revealed how much of it. And since it was supposed to lead into a second JL that might be an issue as well and of coarse a lot depends on where exactly in his version the… Read more »

Kal-Ed
November 18, 2019 6:13 pm

Well if the cast, director and some of the crew has already given their support for the snyder cut to be released does not it means something!? Even though we’ve been cheated with the theatrical version and some of the trailer footage…well…most of them anyway were missing, I did enjoy the film which looked almost like a live action version of a Saturday morning cartoon. And yet…the cut in its originality and pacing would be very much intriguing as stated in an earlier post. And though the majority of thousands of fans will be happy once it’s released, I’m kinda… Read more »

JasEl
November 18, 2019 8:38 pm

So actors that get a cut of residuals want a movie to be rereleased. Wow, what a shocker

redcape
November 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Reply to  JasEl

You really think that’s what drove their support??? That’s a stretch at best.