Zack Snyder Reacts To Fans Wanting To See The Snyder Cut

It's been well over a year since the release of Justice League, but demand for the Snyder Cut isn't waning, and Zack Snyder finally directly acknowledged the calls. After the divisive response to Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeSnyder was pushed off of Justice League and the movie was drastically reshaped by replacement director Joss Whedon into what has been called a "Frankenstein project" that abandoned the tone and much of the story of Snyder's other DCEU installments, marking an embarrassing franchise low at the box office.

This change happened after Snyder had completed 100% of principal photography and was well into post-production, and there's plenty of evidence suggests the Snyder Cut of Justice League is already fairly complete, mostly needing additional VFX work to achieve a releasable cut.

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Since leaving Justice League, Snyder has been mostly quiet and stuck to interacting with his fans on social media over making public statements, but it wasn't until after his new Netflix project, Army of the Dead was announced that he also revealed plans for a Director's Cut charity event to help fund a new auditorium for his old art school.  The 3-day event would screen his 3 released director's cuts and hold Q&A sessions for Dawn of the Dead - Unrated Director's CutWatchmen (Director's Cut), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate EditionWhile there's also an extended version of Sucker Punch, he recently revealed that it isn't actually his director's cut, as the director's cut hasn't been released.

During the post-Watchmen Q&A session, a member of the audience asked him about his director's cuts and eluded to an eventual Snyder Cut release:

Question: You probably have the most director's cuts out of most Hollywood directors, so congratulations on that, cuz that-

Zack Snyder: I don't know if that's a good thing or not.

Question: No, well you definitely fight for your visions, and that's definitely inspiring to the artists that want to get out there, so, you know, hopefully that tradition continues on in the future. So, uh...

[Audience laughter]

Zack: "I hope so, too."


Snyder: (to Debbie Snyder) "Is that right? Is it right to hope for that? I guess..."

Audience member: "Release the Snyder Cut!"


Snyder: "I see. Subversion. It's fine."

Snyder is being very tongue-in-cheek with his answer and avoids giving any specifics, but saying "I hope so, too" is also clearly a wink at the prospect of a Snyder Cut release. It's certainly not very explicit, but it's still the most on-the-nose the director has been since leaving the project. He's previously acknowledged the fans and their efforts to get the cut released, but this is a first time he's addressed the actual prospect of a release.

His enthusiasm is sure to encourage the fans asking for the cut, although the non-committal answer doesn't give any indication of practicality or timetable. His Director's cut event has just one screening and Q&A left for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, he's sure to have even more opportunity to talk about the circumstances of his involvement with the DCEU, possibly including more information on the Snyder Cut.

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