Zack Snyder’s passionate fans spent the better part of the past three years fighting to get the director’s cut of Justice League restored, and they finally succeeded in getting the movie released on HBO Max. The fans fought for artistic integrity. They fought on behalf of all the craftspeople who poured their hearts into Justice League. And they fought on behalf of mental health and suicide prevention awareness in the name of Autumn Snyder, Zack and Debbie’s late daughter.
Eagle-eyed viewers finally catching up with the Snyder Cut of Justice League might see a tribute to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the movie, and Debbie Snyder told us the story of how it got there.
The moment occurs right after Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) recruits the speedster Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) to become a member of their newly formed Justice League. The duo hop into Wayne’s incredible car, and as they enter the highway, a billboard reads, “You Are Not Alone.” The AFSP logo is on it, serving as a reminder that the push for suicide prevention and mental health awareness is every bit as important to the Snyders as this movie is. As Debbie Snyder told CinemaBlend during a recent, exclusive interview:
It’s a “blink and you might miss it” moment. But it’s there for fans to find, and its meaning runs so deep to the core of the existence of the Release the Snyder Cut movement, I’m personally thrilled that Zack Snyder was able to make that change and include it. This is the full restoration of his Justice League vision, and fans wouldn’t be seeing it if the Snyder Cut community didn’t routinely gather in the name of mental health and artistic integrity to push for the studio to unleash this cut.
Now is the time to celebrate. Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been released and can be streamed on HBO Max (opens in new tab) in the U.S., and on other platforms around the globe. Keep it here on CinemaBlend for Justice League coverage, and bookmark our list of Upcoming DC Movies to stay up to date on everything that’s coming from that superhero universe.
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