With the successful releases of Aquaman and Shazam!, the DCEU has risen from the ashes of disappointment left by Justice League. And some fans feel the big superhero team-up film failed because Zack Snyder left the project during production due to a personal tragedy and wasn’t able to fulfill his vision as Joss Whedon took over.
A Go Fund Me page from the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement has rallied the money from fans to create a “massive advertising assault” to fellow fans and Warner Brothers over their “unyielding desire for the release of the full and complete Zack Synder Cut of Justice League”. The campaign looks like it will have a prominent presence at this year’s Comic-Con with the movements plans.
At first, the fans raised over $2000 in one day to the fund for an airborne banner with the words “WB #ReleaseTheSnyderCut OF JUSTICE LEAGUE” to fly over Comic-Con for the two hours Warner Bros. would present at Hall H during the convention. However, it was recently announced that the studio will not present at the convention with the release of the new Wonder Woman 1984 poster.
The crowdfund campaign then also raised money for a billboard in San Diego near the convention to hang during the convention within a few weeks. Funds were also raised to secure a half-page color advertisement in Hollywood Reporter’s Comic-Con special issue and along an entire bus stop in the city.
With each level of the Snyder Cut campaign, supporters have also asked for double the price of these advertisement fees to donate to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. So at the current numbers, about $10,000 is going to the movement’s Comic-Con presence, and the other half to AFSP’s cause. If Warner Bros. makes an announcement to release it before Comic-Con, they say they will defer all the funds raised to AFSP.
During the convention, there will also apparently be “boots on the ground” at and around the convention center donning signs and handing out “educational flyers” about the “Synder Cut”. These die hards had previously raised funds for a banner with the #ReleaseTheSynderCut hashtag to be flown over Warner Bros studios, which Snyder apparently took notice of.
One question worth asking is does this “Snyder Cut” actually exist? He has been vocal about his plans for the franchise before the DCEU changed up, but is there actually an assembly the studio is just holding from release? If there isn’t, these fans may be picketing for a long-lost vision.
Jason Momoa has spoken out about the “Snyder Cut” in the past, talking about how much he wants to see it as well. Will these cries from fans lead to the release of the “Snyder Cut” and will Warner Bros’ lack of presence at this year’s Comic-Con impact their plans? We’ll have to wait and see.
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