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‘I’ll destroy them on social media’: Zack Snyder Reportedly Threatened WB to Remove Geoff Johns and Jon Berg From Snyder Cut, Fans Say They Had it Coming

Zack Snyder suddenly became so much unsettled. From the last few months and also in the spring of 2020, the director frequently demanded that the need of two producers, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg be eliminated from his upcoming re-cut of Justice League, the DC superhero picture that had developed back in 2017.

Zack Snyder threatens WB to remove Geoff Johns and Jon Berg cuts
Zack Snyder threatens WB to remove Geoff Johns and Jon Berg

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And also, his wife Deborah Snyder, who is the other producer on the film, began pushing an executive in the studio’s story department in the same direction. For a very long time now an overly hyped social media movement had already been fabricating around this issue since 2018, creating online sobs for Warner Bros. to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of Justice League two years later.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Removes Geoff Johns, Jon Berg Producer Credits

Zack Snyder reportedly removes Geoff Johns and Jon Berg credits
Zack Snyder reportedly removes Geoff Johns and Jon Berg credits

According to some references which are related to the matter, Zack Snyder met an executive in the studio’s postproduction department and handed out a threat saying “Geoff and Jon are dragging their feet on taking their names off my cut. Now, I will destroy them on social media.” It included more money to finish his four-hour director’s cut of the film for HBO Max and key to the intellectual property which resulted in many attacks intended for Warner Bros. calls for boycotts, pressures for some executives to be terminated, and even death threats against them.

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The assault included cyber-harassment so seriously that Warner Bros. security department also got involved. After some major research, it was found that around 13% of Snyder Cut accounts are fake, which is a huge uptick from the standard 3-5% of fake accounts for any other viral case and strongly implies that there may have been some external manipulation that eventually resulted in years of continual online harassment for attackers of Zack Snyder or his work.

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Zack Snyder Suspected to Be Involved in the Manipulation

Warner Bros. claims Zack Snyder cut push was amplified by fake accounts
Warner Bros. claims Zack Snyder cut push was amplified by fake accounts

A digital marketing executive explained the unusual happening and said, it seems to be a classic example of “weaponizing a movement.”

“Just look at the drop: [That hashtag was] trending at a million tweets a day for when they wanted to release the Snyder Cut. And it dropped down to 40,000 within days. You don’t see a drop like that organically.”

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In an even more surprising prediction, many of the individuals said that Rolling Stone spoke and suspected that Zack Snyder himself was involved in the issue and was manipulating circumstances, potentially by funding it. He throws the blame on Warner Bros. and claims, the studio was “trying to leverage my fan base to bolster subscribers to their new streaming service.”

Source: rollingstone.com

Written by Shreeparna Das