After years of giving Zack Snyder the leeway and resources to create the Snyderverse, Warner Brothers still ended up kicking him out of Justice League. Warner Brothers did do a terrible job at handling the situation. Joss Whedon’s reshoots essentially killed Justice League. Up until now, Snyder had worked meticulously at cultivating a niche fanbase. And he finally got to show his version of Justice League when Zack Snyder’s Justice League streamed on HBO Max. The Snydercut made history because despite the studio relentlessly denying it existed for two and a half years, Zack Snyder’s Justice League still came and it was a roaring success.
We now live in a post-Snydercut world. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has its humongous fanbase, the Snyderverse fanbase has also grown by leaps and bounds over the years. The Snydercut was more or less the fans’ doing. If the Snyder fans had not kept clamoring, we may have never had Zack Snyder’s Justice League. But here’s the catch – Zack Snyder was originally planning to make a 5 movie universe. He only got to do three, which is basically midway. There are still two more movies in his plans that never saw the light of day thanks to Warner Brothers.
What if there could be a way for the Snyderverse to return with a vengeance just like Zack Snyder’s Justice League did? The fans did help revive the Snydercut. Can they actually help restore the Snyderverse too? Considering WB Studios’ pathetic attempts at trying to cover up the whole fiasco, the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse campaign is catching more steam. The more the WB higher-ups and execs are trying to stop it, the more the movement keeps escalating like a raging wildfire.
Warner Brothers Pulled All Stops To Halt Snydercut’s Progress
It is indeed a matter of international shame for Warner Brothers that the project they let go ended up being so successful. CEO Ann Sarnoff has repeatedly claimed there is no definitive continuation to Zack Snyder’s Justice League. They refuse to reveal the official viewing numbers for the movie. On the surface, a 3.9 million view-count on its first 39 days sounds intriguing but the studio most certainly has a different metric to gauge a streaming movie’s success. Any other similar attempts like #ReleaseTheAyerCut have been dealt with swiftly.
In the same interview, Sarnoff‘s words ended up fanning the Snyderverse flame. The campaign reached a record 1.5 million tweets after the said interview. Despite being unlisted, the Snydercut Home media trailer has got more than 115,000 views. The more the studio is trying to quell this movement, the faster and quicker it keeps spreading.
And not just that, Warner Brothers repeatedly kept denying the Snydercut exists. Even though other people attached to the project like Jay Oliva and Zack Snyder himself kept confirming on social media about its existence. With the director posting pictures from the Snydercut and officially confirming it on camera, Warner Brothers could not deny the people the truth any longer. Their entire anti-Snydercut campaign was pure vitriol but in the end, it helped the very cause it was supposed to terminate.
We are about six months into the debut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And the fan driven campaign rages on. Maybe we will never get a Justice League 2 and Justice League 3. But the Snyderfans are still adamant the director and the studio will eventually come together to finish the former’s vision of a 5 movie Snyderverse series.