After the release of Justice League last week, fans of the film immediately noticed that while Zack Snyder’s contributions to the film were evident, it wasn’t his intended cut of the film. There’s been talk that Warner Bros. don’t have any plans to release Snyder’s director’s cut, like they did with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but some fans are hoping to change that.
A petition for a release of Snyder’s Director’s Cut was started on Change.org and it’s already passed 100,000 signatures in a week!
The petition reads:
Justice League is the culmination of the alien’s story and the beginning of a new chapter in the DC Extended Universe. Fans have been waiting for years, while others have waited decades for the film to finally arrive on the silver screen. The 2hr runtime is disrespectful towards Zack Snyder’s vision and towards the fans who have waited for more than a year to see the alien’s story come to an end. Warner Bros. has set some kind of precedent for this kind of thing, having released the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition with a significant number of scenes cut from the theatrical edition of the movie restored. However, Suicide Squad, another movie where much of the director’s original footage was excised and rearranged for the theatrical cut, received no such restored edition.
It’s clear that there are fans out there who want to see Snyder’s vision and 3 part film trilogy completed, and it’d be a shame for Warner Bros. not to release it. After all, the Batman v Superman’s Ultimate Edition greatly improved the theatrical cut. WB, however, hasn’t shown any signs of NOT editing their films to make at least a 2 hour cut theatrically, which is also a shame.
According to Snyder himself, he hasn’t even seen the cut currently in theaters:
“I will be honest, I have not seen the film since I stepped away. You know I love these characters. I wish only I could only finish it for you and the others who love MOS, BvS.”
I’d say “here’s hoping they learn” but if they didn’t with Suicide Squad and BvS – what’s going to change now?
Would you like to see a Director’s Cut of Justice League? Be sure to sign the petition and tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!