At this point, it has become relatively common knowledge that Justice League dropped in theaters with a thud in November. Joss Whedon brought the film's two-hour cut across the finish line, and rumors have swirled suggesting that a longer and more extensive Zack Snyder cut exists somewhere in the Warner Bros vault. These stories have spurred online fan petitions to have the "Snyder Cut" released, and now some of these fans are going to take the fight straight to WB for an in-person protest.
If you are planning on being in the Burbank, California area tomorrow at 11 a.m. PT, then you might have the opportunity to witness (or even take part in) the newly-announced protest outside of the Warner Bros lot. A group of fans has assembled online, and they have officially planned a rally to voice their collective demand for Zack Snyder's original cut of Justice League to be released. Not much is known about the Snyder Cut (if it even exists at all), but rumors have suggested that it could include major changes like Superman's black suit, the presence of Darkseid and a cliffhanger ending.
As of the writing of this article, the Facebook event that set up the time and place for this "ReleaseTheSnyderCut" protest says that 72 people are going, and an additional 204 are interested. Many people who have ever RSVP'd to a party on Facebook will likely be able to tell you that this doesn't inherently represent a hard-and-fast number of attendees, but it also shows that there are people out there interested in making this protest a reality.
This isn't your typical protest, however. A few essential rules have been put in place, including no shirts or signs insulting Warner Bros., as well as a request for people to not bring their own signs at all. The intention here is to support Zack Snyder more than it is to disparage the studio, so the folks in charge of the event are taking precautions in an attempt to prevent it from turning into something negative.
The rationale behind this protest is not entirely without merit. Although several petitions have surfaced online to get the extended cut of the film released, an in-person demonstration obviously makes the fans much more visible to people who work on the lot. Moreover, there's already precedent for an extended cut of a DCEU film improving on the original -- which is precisely what happened in the case of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition release last year, which provided substantial changes to the film.
Having said that, there's also precedent for an extended cut of a DCEU film to make things worse. We have already written about how the Suicide Squad director's cut actually decreases the quality of the film, so there's no guarantee that a more extended cut of Justice League would improve the film's issues. Beyond that, while the in-person protest will likely draw more attention than an online petition, that doesn't inherently mean that it's going to yield any real results. Besides, there are still some insiders who deny that such a cut even exists, so we will just have to wait and see what happens.
CinemaBlend will keep you posted with more information about the ever-evolving demand for a Snyder Cut of Justice League. Until then, you can glance at our movie premiere guide and start gearing up for the release of James Wan's Aquaman solo movie on December 21. Here's everything that we currently know about Arthur Curry's upcoming solo film.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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