Zack Snyder’s Wife Was “Forced to Watch” 2017 Justice League By WB Execs Despite His Controversial Exit After Horrific Family Tragedy

Zack Snyder's wife Deborah Snyder was forced to watch Justice League despite terrible tragedy befallen on her family, and she couldn't do anything about it.

Zack Snyder’s Wife Was “Forced to Watch” 2017 Justice League By WB Execs Despite His Controversial Exit After Horrific Family Tragedy

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  • Zack Snyder is known for being independent and doing things his own way in the film industry.
  • His cut of "Justice League" was more famous and critically acclaimed than the version produced by Warner Bros. in 2017.
  • Snyder didn't like the 2017 film because it didn't have his personal touch, and he refused to watch it.
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Zack Snyder is a man of his own master—doing whatever he wants, saying whatever he wants, making whatever he wants. And that seems to work most of the time considering how his Justice League cut was more famous and crucially acclaimed than the one Warner Bros. produced—2017’s Justice League.

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Zack Snyder (@zacksnyder | Vero)
Zack Snyder (@zacksnyder | Vero)

But while he didn’t really like the 2017 film from WB as it didn’t have his own personal touch—he had a controversial exit from the movie because of a horrific family tragedy—and refused to even watch the theatrical release of it, his wife, Deborah Snyder, was forced to watch the film by WB executives due to unavoidable circumstances.

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Why Zack Snyder’s Wife Was “Forced to Watch” Justice League

Justice League (2017)
Justice League (2017)

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Back when DC’s Justice League was in the making, a series of unfortunate events befell Zack Snyder‘s family as he lost his daughter Autumn Snyder to suicide. Thus, having “zero energy” to further fight the studios to make the film according to his perfect plan, the filmmaker stepped down during the post-production of the movie.

In fact, even after the theatrical release of Justice League, Snyder refused to watch it. However, that wasn’t the case with his wife, Deborah Snyder, who was working as the film’s producer and was forced to watch it by Warner Bros. executives. As shared by the director in a recent interview with WIRED:

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“To be honest, I have never seen the theatrical Warner Bros. cut of Justice League. I’ve heard a lot about it. My wife [the movie’s producer, Deborah Snyder] was forced to watch it.” 

During the same interview, Snyder also explained why he took the leap to have a director’s cut for his films the same way he did for Justice League.

“I have cultivated this other system where I, in a lot of ways with the director’s cut, asked for more than I have any business asking for. I realized that there was a commodity in just, ‘You know what I really wanted to do?’ Then I do that.”

And, as surprising as it may be, all of the filmmaker’s cuts of his movies have appealed to his audiences more than the original theatrically released versions.

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“It’s been my experience that all the director’s cuts I’ve ever done are considered better movies than the theatrical versions. Critics or whoever, they’re just like, ‘Well, the director’s cut is better.’”

Take Zack Snyder’s Justice League for an example!

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Zack Snyder Loves Unsettling People With His Works

Zack Snyder (@zacksnyder | Vero)
Zack Snyder (@zacksnyder | Vero)

During the same interview, Snyder also revealed how he wants to ‘break the barrier’ with intense openings for his films, now that he has mostly shifted to streaming from theatrical releases, which undoubtedly leaves him unsettling people with his works. Admitting to it, he said:

“I am and I love it. I believe the most satisfying sort of cinematic journey is the one that you don’t expect. It’s the turn you didn’t see coming. It’s being a little uncomfortable or being taken to a place that you wouldn’t normally get to.” 

He further addressed the fact behind why his movies are usually so much more ‘dark’ and ‘violent’ than normal.

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“It’s just because that’s the art I like, I guess? The things that make me excited or interested, it tends to be a little bit more hard-hitting. My favorite movies, you know, really kind of f—ed me up.” 

Turns out fans won’t be seeing anything but dark, gritty, and gory themes in Zack Snyder’s upcoming projects as well!

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Written by Mahin Sultan

Mahin Sultan is a News Content Writer at FandomWire. With almost one year's worth of experience in her field, she has explored and attained a deep understanding of numerous topics in various niches, mostly entertainment.

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