Zack Snyder’s vision which was shown in its full glory in the Snyder Cut version of the Justice League made its way to HBO Max in March and it received tons of praise from fans and critics alike. It was a very long and difficult journey for Snyder to finally release the film.
The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement was what finally led to the film becoming a reality, four years after the 2017 version of Joss Whedon’s Justice League released. During that time, Snyder subtly showed his support for the movement but didn’t do much to actually embrace the movement. It seems there was a reason for that.
While speaking to The Times, Zack Snyder revealed that he was worried Warner Bros would sue him if he showed his support for the Snyder Cut movement.
“I was more worried the studio would sue me. Do something to silence me. Here’s the reality. That fandom raised $750,000 for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. They’ve saved lives. That’s a fact. But on the other hand, was it fun to provoke them? For a clickable thing? Yes. And they were an easy target. But they continue to raise money. There are not a lot of fan communities whose primary objective, other than seeing work of a guy they like, realized their other main thing was to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. For me, it’s kind of hard to be mad at them.”
Due to the immense success of the film, we certainly hope Warner Bros will consider making more films with Snyder at the helm. He has already proven that his vision is more than worthy of more sequels, so we will have to see whether fans will get to see more DCEU films from Zack Snyder in the future.