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Will We Ever See Zack Snyder’s Cut of Justice League?

July 13, 2019 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
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The Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League has hit peak demand. Who would have thought that after close to two years after the release of the Justice League movie, fans would still be clamoring for his version to be released.

Now with the announcement of WarnerMedia’s new streaming service option, HBO Max, the outcry is louder than ever.

Snyder turned over creative control of the movie to Joss Whedon following his daughter’s tragic death. “In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” Snyder said at the time. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”

The movie earned $657,924,295 worldwide but received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.

Not long after its release, rumors of the Snyder Cut made the rounds, with a small segment of fans expressing interest in its release. Recently, Snyder released a black-and-white image of Cyborg in a cemetery. In the picture Cyborg is shown pounding the ground at a “family plot,” believed to be his mother’s grave. Perhaps proof of a stronger subplot of the hero in the movie?

Even comic book creator Rob Liefeld weighed in on things this past week. Liefeld tweeted a message calling on Warner Bros to release the Snyder Cut.

HBO Max looks to be an ideal platform to release the Snyder Cut. It would draw a solid amount of attention and appease those wanting to see Snyder’s vision.

While I’m not chomping at the bit to see his edit, I can see why so many are anxious otherwise. I’m no fan of the majority of Snyder’s movies but understand he has a loyal following. His movies have a certain style that doesn’t work for me and his DC offerings have been lackluster to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating on him or those who enjoy his work. It’s just not for me.

Will the Snyder Cut change anything? Not really. Most likely, those who like Whedon’s version will dislike it and stick with what they saw in the theater and we’ll be right back where we started.

Where do you stand?