EDIT AS OF 1/4/2018: Itzmoe has recently clarified that this is not a protest but rather a quick photo-shoot in front of the WB Studio.
In the long chronicled events surrounding Justice League, a new development has arisen in which fans are calling for justice. They want the fabled director’s cut of the film done by Zack Snyder before he left production on the film amidst a family tragedy.
YouTuber Itzmoe, who runs the channels Itzmoe & 90’s Kids Forever as well as being a cosplayer and filmmaker, will be furthering her career and popularity as an activist among her fellow DC fans. Itzmoe, along with several other cosplayers and the fans of the DC Extended Universe plan to organize a peaceful protest outside of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. The objective which they hope to accomplish as a result of the protest will be to convince Warner Bros. executives to a release a Zack Snyder-specific cut of the Justice League, which released in theaters to a widely negative critical performance and under performed at the box office.
In a tweet (featured below), Itzmoe has stated that the protest will take place this Saturday and plans to take a photo in front of Warner Bros. Burbank L.A with a “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut” sign while wearing Zack Snyder and DC related paraphernalia and cosplays to voice their support for the widely three-time DC director.
L.A. #ZackSnyder FANS! Come take a photo w/ us in front of Warner Bros. holding a #ReleaseTheSnyderCut sign supporting Zack’s #JusticeLeague cut THIS SATURDAY at 11am! RSVP HERE: https://t.co/6RSKULvgyg
#DCEU #DCcomics #WonderWoman #Superman pic.twitter.com/E4Cibjt5q4
— Itzmoe is ALL IN (@itzmoe) January 3, 2018
The YouTuber-turned-activist has the hopes that fans will generate a lot of noise on social media and share support of getting what she and many other Snyder fans call “the real Justice League movie” released. Here is a direct quote of what she exactly had to say in an original post on the subject:
“Join me (ITZMOE on YouTube) and other Snyder fans as we take a photo in front of Warner Bros. with a #ReleaseTheSnyderCut sign while wearing our Zack Snyder shirts/ DC shirts, & costumes to (peacefully) show our support for the release of a Snyder cut of Justice League! After we take the photo, we will all share it on ALL of our social media so hopefully it will spread and get it to Zack himself so he can see it, like he saw the “Thank You Zack Snyder” video I made!
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY SIGNS. I will have the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut sign and that is the ONLY sign that we want in the photo so the focus will be on that, so instead of bringing a sign, just wear any shirts you have supporting Zack, DC, or Justice League cosplay you may have.
**ABSOLUTELY NO SHIRTS/ SIGNS INSULTING WB/ JOSS/ ETC. WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PHOTO!*** We want to show support for Zack Snyder, so we want to focus on our support and love for him and his work, NOT dissing others, so DO NOT bring shirts/ signs insulting others or you won’t be allowed in the photo. We don’t want to embarrass Zack and give Zack Snyder fans a bad name. We want to show him how much we appreciate him and make this a photo that he would be happy to share. PLEASE share this around everywhere so we can have a large group in the photo supporting Zack and his JL cut!!!”
As noted in every article regarding the behind-the-scenes trouble surrounding Justice League, there has been descriptions and images pertaining to a myriad of deleted scenes that had been cut from the film in post-production. Now while this is the case there is no guarantee that a Snyder cut exists or if it did it may still not satisfy people’s complaints with the theatrical release and would still make the film as divisive as Batman v Superman and Man of Steel.
The director was also not present for the entirety of filming to see a lot of these original scenes happen as he stepped down after a family tragedy which left the director with no other choice but to pass the reins to The Avengers director Joss Whedon. There’s also the potential factor that Snyder’s CGI scenes that did not make the released theatrical cut would reportedly require extensive post-production work before they could ever be presentable for a home media release. This would prove too costly for Warner Bros. executives who have already spent countless dollars on the film and are now looking at a several million dollar loss as a result of the film’s poor box office performance. They’re not likely to continuously invest in the superhero team-up which has not given the profits that they were expecting. They also run the risk of indirectly insulting Joss Whedon who did offer to take over on production so the film could meet the planned release date of November 17th, 2017.
With all of these details it should serve as a constant reminder to Warner Bros. executives such as Chairman Kevin Tsujihara, who has often been cited as the cause for a majority of the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Justice League, that fans have expectations for what they will be getting in cinemas and they will become very vocal if those expectations are not met and satisfied. They feel that these characters deserve as much love and respect as the Marvel characters featured within the commercially and critically successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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