Warner Bros. was “Anti-Snyder” and didn’t want to see the Snyder cut until 2019
Although the Justice League’s “Snyder Cut” campaign began three years ago, the official Warner Bros. stance for a long time was that the Cut did not exist at all. At the same time on social media, Zack Snyder continued to tease fans with snippets of what he had planned for his version of the Justice League. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Snyder revealed that the folks at Warner only agreed to watch the Snyder Cut last year in order to schedule the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max.
“I said, ‘Well, can I at least come in and tell you what I think would be the best version of that?’ And so I went in and just tossed them on the right way to end the movie and Zack Snyder’s Justice League and how we could market it and what it would mean for the fans and all that and then they came to my house and watched it – No one had ever seen this version of the movie, they said, “Okay, we tend to.”
Snyder’s comments confirm what fans had suspected all along, that Warner’s decision to release the Snyder Cut now was not because they were interested in expressing the filmmaker’s personal vision, as they claimed, but rather just hoping Zack Snyder’s Justice League would snap some eyeballs for HBO Max.
The question now is whether Warner will continue to play ball and allow it Zack Snyder to finish what he had started in the DCEU by doing the next two parts of his Justice League trilogy, as had been the plan from the start? In a separate interview, Snyder described Warner’s current stance as still fairly “anti-Snyder,” but expressed his continued love for the franchise.
“Warner Bros. was aggressive against Snyder, if you will. What can I say? Sure, they don’t care about my attitude. But I would also say they certainly weren’t interested – I would have said originally – I love them Characters and the worlds and I think it’s an amazing place to do a movie. It’s a glorious IP. So there is. I don’t know what could be done if you go forward other than I think the fan movement is so strong and the fan community? [their] Intent is so pure, and I really have this great respect for it. I would hope that cooler heads would prevail [the studio] and they would see that there is this massive fandom out there wanting more of it. But who knows what they’re going to do? ”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars as Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The film is now streamed on HBO Max.
Topics: Justice League, Snyder Cut