Please Stop Asking To Release The Snyder Cut

Is it really worth listening to the fans? When news first hit that director Zack Snyder was leaving the Justice League film, due to personal reasons, fans were up in […]

Is it really worth listening to the fans?

When news first hit that director Zack Snyder was leaving the Justice League film, due to personal reasons, fans were up in arms. Joss Whedon stepped in and tried his best to make the film work, but Whedon was trying to balance Synder’s original vision, his own artistic license, and what the studio wanted. 

When the film came out in October 2017, it underperformed financially and was not well received by critics. Blame went all around. Warner wasn’t happy at all and removed Snyder from the DC Comics movies. 

Then the rumors started about the infamous “Snyder cut”. A film that had nothing of Whedon in it and was only Synder’s vision. This, in turn, led to the Twitter campaign #releasethesyndercut. Fans of the film starting immediately using this hashtag whenever they could. 

Then in March 2019, Synder himself verified the existence of the “Synder Cut”.  Now other people in the Hollywood community, like Jason Momoa and Kevin Smith, have also claimed to have seen this film cut.  So now there is even a bigger push on Twitter.

Now I have no horse in this race, nor am I going to discuss my own feelings on the film. That’s not what’s important.

What is important is you ask yourself the question, why won’t Warner release the Synder cut if it is out there? What are they trying to hide?

Studios are known to release director cuts of films all the time, so why not the Justice League?  To Warner, the film did lose money at the box office, so they may not want to pump any more money into it. But if that is the case, why is their consumer product division still producing products with the movie likeness of the characters? Logically it doesn’t make much sense. Nor does it make sense from a business sense when Warner has the Warner Archive division that makes smaller pressings of Blu-rays of other films.

Personally I find the entire hashtag campaign annoying. Will millions of users using social media tag get a studio to change their mind? I doubt it. Hashtag campaigning is some of the laziest forms of protest. 

You want to make a change then you need to hurt a corporation in their pocketbook. Stop supporting anything until Warner changes their mind. Or buy all the merchandise that’s still out there and there is much still out there. Corporations don’t care what you have to say. It’s all about the money with them.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.