The biggest push yet for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of Justice League is underway, as billboards and bus stop ads are now up at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. From the moment Snyder joined DC, it became clear that he was crafting a story that was completely his own and unlike what other superhero movie franchises had done. Not everyone took to his vision though, as Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were divisive films, which is why so many were worried of what would become of Justice League after reports of massive changes happening during production and more that would come after Snyder left the project.
When Justice League did hit theaters in late 2017, it was clear that several different visions for the movie clashed together in the final product. This resulted in passionate Snyder fans beginning to call for his cut of the movie to be released. While that initially seemed like a lost cause, Snyder himself has confirmed earlier this year that such a cut does exist. The steady amount of new information and photos released from his version have only increased interest along the way.
Throughout it all, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut group has grown and continued to try and show Warner Bros. the support for them releasing Snyder's version of Justice League. Now with SDCC just a few days away, their biggest showing yet has materialized at the convention. As part of "Project Comic-Con," they have paid for a billboard and bus stop ad to be featured near the convention and both were spotted today. Check out each of them below thanks to Will Rowlands.
LEVEL 4 - BUS STOP WRAP #ProjectComicCon is now LIVE @RTSnyderCut @warnerbros @businessinsider @nexuspong @Ray__Porter @ZackSnyder @_DCWorld Situated opposite the San Diego Hall of Justice @nbcsandiego pic.twitter.com/fh8sDB6iUJ— Will Rowlands (@willrowactor) July 15, 2019
Both pieces of advertising clearly have the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement positioned, which will help spread awareness for this cause at SDCC. They are also touting the Snyder Cut as a 3 1/2 hour epic from Snyder himself to further entice people who may not be aware of what it could be. It isn't too surprising that Justice League would have a long runtime either, with the addition of several new sequences that were removed from the theatrical version of the film and Snyder's tendency for long movies. Additionally, all of the ads prominently show the movement's support for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which is a cause they've donated well over $50,000 to in honor of Zack's daughter, Autumn, who sadly died by suicide in early 2017.
With prominent ads at the biggest geek convention on the planet, SDCC could be a chance for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut to gain more traction. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. isn't attending this year, so they will not directly see these ads in person. But, that doesn't mean that talk surrounding the cut will not reach their ears. It still feels like a long shot that the Snyder Cut of Justice League will be released, but there are alternative avenues for the story to be told if releasing the footage is out of the question. As more time passes and the interest in the cut increases, it'll be fascinating to see if WB ever does decide to release the Snyder Cut. And if it never comes to pass, then at least these fans also helped raise a ton of money for a great cause.
Source: Will Rowlands
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