It’s been more than a year since Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released but it seems that Warner Brothers aren’t over it yet and once again it is making rounds on the Internet after a report from Warner Brothers studio claims that most of the accounts which were involved in the campaign for releasing the Snyder Cut were either bots or inauthentic. It’s not an unknown fact that the prime reason for Snyder Cut’s release was the online campaign by the fans and now this allegation has once again sparked a virtual brawl between the studio and the fans.
Did the Bots help Zack Snyder?
By This time, Zack Snyder and Snyder Cut is no more an unknown fact to anyone or more precisely to any DCEU fan. The whole fiasco occurred when Zack Snyder left the Justice League project and the project was given to the Avengers director Joss Whedon which only made things worst instead of any better.
The movie turned out to be a big disappointment and later it was revealed that the studio was heavily involved in the movie’s fate. Reports came that they removed a huge chunk of the movie to gather more showtimes and screens. Fans were enraged by this and everybody started the hashtag #ReleasetheSnyderCut inducing pressure on the studio to release the Director’s cut.
The campaign finally found its success when Warner Brothers decided to finally release the long 4-hour cut in its HBO Max streaming platform. This cut was deemed superior to what we got to watch earlier and everybody admired it until and unless this year again a controversy sparked up a few days ago. According to reports obtained by The Rolling Stone, the studio claimed that unusual activity has been spotted in the accounts used in the campaign:
“After researching online conversations about the Snyder Cut of the Justice League’s release, specifically the hashtags ‘ReleaseTheSnyderCut’ and ‘RestoreTheSnyderVerse’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, [the analysts] detected an increase in negative activity created by both real and fake authors,” the report concluded
The reports further added that these fake users also received a large amount of engagement which fueled the campaign more:
“One identified community was made up of real and fake authors that spread negative content about WarnerMedia for not restoring the ‘SnyderVerse.’ Additionally, three main leaders were identified within the authors scanned on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram — one leader on each platform. These leaders received the highest amount of engagement and have many followers, which gives them the ability to influence public opinion.”
But it is to be noted that despite the studio’s claim of bots helping in the campaign, the fans are united with the Dawn of Justice director and believe in his vision, and will always prefer the Snyder Cut.
The Fans stand with Zack Snyder:
The fans have once again stood together and stronger for Zack Snyder as the studio claims the usage of unfair means to get Snyder Cut. The fans claim that it is nothing but a WB stunt against Zack Snyder to defame him. Some of their tweets are:
Don’t care. Got a movie I liked out of it.
— Luca Brasi's Farts (@DonQuixoteFace) July 19, 2022
This is obviously a hit job from Warner.
— Phoq 🌊 (@PhoqueToute) July 19, 2022
Bots or not, it was 1000 times better than the original bin fire.
— Tim (@tsween25) July 19, 2022
Insert Fry Shocked gif.
— Snap, Crackle, Mitch and Pop (@KevinNelson84) July 19, 2022
But The Flash entering the speed force…. pic.twitter.com/p0Kld0lelw
— Skolney (@Skolney79) July 19, 2022
I am not sure it Warner executives knew about it 😆
— Veronica Cristina (@veronicacris) July 19, 2022
Despite the Snyder Cut getting released, the campaign is still going on among the fans regarding their demand for Zack Snyder’s full vision regarding the Justice League in the form of #RestoretheSnyderVerse but with these issues persisting and the friction between the director and the studio growing more and more the hopes are getting thinner.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League can be exclusively streamed on HBO Max.
Source: The Rolling Stone