There is a conspiracy theory that suggests there is a far superior version of 2017’s Justice League hidden deep inside Warner Bros’ vault. A version solely helmed by visionary director Zack Snyder. A version that would light the world on fire. So for two years now, we’ve had to endure pleas from a small but vocal pocket of DC fans crying out to “Release the Snyder Cut.” For the most part, the screams and petitions just seemed like meaningless nonsense that wasn’t actually going to lead to anything, despite Snyder himself occasionally adding fuel to the fire.
However, yesterday, things got really peculiar. Zack Snyder and a large chunk of the Justice League cast, including the leads, took to social media and petitioned to Warner Bros to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, so much so that the hashtag started trending. Here are some of the tweets.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) November 17, 2019
— Ray Fisher (@rehsifyar) November 17, 2019
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 17, 2019
The tweets looked so coordinated that many of us figured it was a marketing stunt of sorts. Maybe there really is a Snyder Cut of Justice League and maybe we were going to get it — on HBO Max perhaps? However, this does not appear to be the case. Per THR:
Despite the groundswell and speculation that a Snyder Cut could go to Warner Bros.’ upcoming streaming service HBO Max, insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter no announcement of a release of any such cut is imminent.
I guess it could all just be one big elaborate ruse by Warner Bros and they’ll drop a huge bomb on us really soon. But if you ask me, I think it’s about damn time fans let Justice League go and move on. With recent box office and critical hits like Joker and Aquaman as well as exciting films like Wonder Woman 1984, Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad around the horizon, things are looking better than ever for Warner Bros/DC.