The fan petition for a Zack Snyder cut of Justice League has reached a new level, with a site being launched that’s dedicated to his version of the film seeing the light of day. Much has been made about how much of an impact the director’s departure made on the final product. After Snyder left in the midst of post-production, Joss Whedon was brought on to oversee reshoots and finish things off. This then led to rampant speculation over just how much of the movie was a result of Snyder’s vision. Last month, producer Charles Roven claimed that only 15-20% of the movie was a result of the reshoot process. If you saw the theatrical version, of course, you’d probably agree that that number seems pretty off-base. Justice League was clearly subjected to bigger changes than folks behind the scenes would care to admit.
As such, a large portion of the DCEU fanbase has actively petitioned for Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s version. Should a remotely finished Snyder cut even exist, the odds of it being made available to the public aren’t good. But that hasn’t deterred the director’s supporters in the slightest, and several Change.org petitions were created for the cause. After the biggest one of all (which currently sports over 164 thousand signatures), was reportedly hacked two weeks ago, it was a safe bet that the Snyder diehards would respond in a major way.
And respond they have. A fan site called ForSnyderCut.org is currently being launched in the hopes that Warner Bros. will listen to their demands. The site currently features a countdown clock and an “under construction” tag, so the full extent of its reach remains to be seen. The page also features a pretty glaring typo — “stay in tuned” — so take from that what you will.
So what will this new website be able to accomplish that the Change.org petitions couldn’t? It’s tough to say at this point. To be fair, the fact that the cause is still attracting this much attention a month and a half after Justice League hit theaters is certainly telling. Perhaps Warner Bros. will cave to fan demand if they manage to keep it up. A bit more organization (like a legitimate website) certainly can’t hurt. The site is currently set to launch on New Year’s Day, so we’ll see what sort of impact it makes.
But at the end of the day, it’s highly unlikely that a full-on Snyder cut will happen. Justice League is already set to cost Warner Bros. a bundle; it’s hard to imagine that they’ll want to sink more money into it just to appease a particularly vocal section of the fanbase. WB wants to keep the DCEU supporters happy, but they have to draw the line somewhere. And considering how an entirely different alternate cut could completely undermine what they released in theaters… Well, we just wouldn’t advise getting your hopes too high at this point. But hey, if you’ve got the time, fight the power, by all means.
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