The quest to get Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League continues, as Snyder Cut fans have now launched a campaign centered around San Diego Comic-Con and to raise money for the America Federation for Suicide Prevention. Snyder had a dedicated fan base even before he joined the DC Extended Universe, and after everything that happened with Justice League, they have not stopped trying to get his true vision for the movie released in some form.
The Snyder Cut was once believed to be a myth by many, but Snyder revealed earlier this year that his Director's Cut does exist. This cut of the film is still not his originally intended vision, though, as changes to his script were made well before shooting began. Unfortunately, he was not able to see Justice League through after he stepped away from the movie following the death of his daughter, who died by suicide in early 2017. The Snyder Cut fans have not stopped at raising awareness for the cut, but have also made it a point of theirs to support suicide prevention financially.
A new GoFundMe has now been launched by Snyder Cut fans to try and do this again. The campaign centers around San Diego Comic-Con, where they hope to show a significant sign of support for Snyder through advertising and on the floor of the convention. The GoFundMe is being used to fund a banner for two hours with #ReleaseTheSnyderCut flying above the convention, and with half of all donations given to AFSP in honor of Snyder and his daughter. With well over a month till SDCC, the GoFundMe has amassed over $15,000, allowing for a large donation to be made later this summer.
Thanks to the outpouring of support for "Project Comic-Con" - as they've dubbed this latest movement - the Snyder Cut fans will be able to do quite a lot. The banner was just the first step of their plan, and the current total is also enough to finance a billboard that will be very close to the convention center, as well as a half-page color ad in THR's SDCC 2019 issue. The movement is also close to paying for a bus stop ad. If Project Comic-Con tops out with its fourth goal, they will donate another $8,510 to the organization.
While it may seem like a lost cause to some to continue asking for the Snyder Cut with the ball entirely in Warner Bros.' hands, the Snyder Cut fans have been noticed before with similar tactics. Snyder himself saw their previous banner that flew over the offices of WB, and their continued donations to AFSP are admirable. Earlier this year, the fans were able to raise over $70,000 with the help of Snyder and Jason Momoa giving the campaign boosts on social media. So, whether or not the Snyder Cut of Justice League is ever released, it is great to see these fans giving to a great cause in honor of the director they admire so much.
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