The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement is perhaps one of the most interesting stories to come out of geekdom. The movement started almost immediately after the release of Justice League in theatres a couple of years ago. The film received largely poor reviews by fans and critics alike, and underperformed at the box office too. Fans claimed that Joss Whedon — who was brought in after Zack Snyder had to step away to deal with a personal tragedy — had butchered Snyder’s vision. And so they campaigned and campaigned and campaigned, for Warner Bros to allow Zack Snyder to release his unadulterated vision of the film. But what makes the movement really special is that after 3 years, Warner and HBO Max have greenlit the project. We are indeed getting a Justice League Snyder Cut in 2021.
Recently, ComicBook.com released a documentary detailing the fan movement that made this project come to fruition. It’s pretty damn cool. Check it out:
Concerning the documentary, producer Brandon Davis said:
“I’m particularly proud of our #ReleaseTheSnyderCut project at ComicBook.com because we’re only amplifying the voices of some of the good people who have been a part of this movement from the beginning. It wouldn’t have been right to sit myself in front of a camera and tell the story. It would not have done this whole thing justice. This is about the fans and it’s a story which I’m proud to help see told by them.”
Per Comicbook.com, the documentary compromises of “fans whose voices within the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement have been loud throughout, many recommended by one another. Not every member of the movement is heard from but some of the most integral and proud members share their take on the story as a whole.”