‘Justice League’: Petition For Zack Snyder’s Cut Passes 100K Signatures

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DC fans clamoring for Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League have come together in support of an online petition, which has now passed 100,000 signatures.

The Change.org petition was started by a fan who was disappointed with the theatrical cut that was released last week. The film’s well-documented production woes led to Joss Whedon taking over for director Zack Snyder to reshoot several key scenes and retool some of Chris Terrio’s script.

The decision to have a runtime under 2 hours clearly left a lot of fans dissatisfied, with many of the scenes and lines of dialogue from the trailers completely missing from the finished film.

Additionally, Danny Elfman took over for composer Junkie XL. Elfman’s decision to incorporate some of the classic Batman and Superman themes into his Justice League score, rather than use pre-established DC Extended Universe themes from Hans Zimmer’s work on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, was also a disappointment for many of the fans.

Here is an excerpt of the mission statement set forth by the petition’s original creator:

“We request that Warner Bros. restores the removed scenes and original vision that Zack had for the film before his departure. Much like Richard Donner’s Superman II and Zack Snyder Batman v Superman, it is the responsibility of WB to right their wrongs and release the uncompromised vision of their filmmakers. We feel this is a simple matter of integrity. Zack Snyder left a film he spent over half a decade building toward because of a tragedy. Fans were assured by Executives and Producers that Whedon’s addition would only be to service and complete Snyder’s vision. Instead, the Justice League film released was a disrespectful overhaul in an attempt to pander to the widest audience. As the box office and critical reception has shown, pandering to the masses is not a sound strategy. The greatest stories are the ones told with conviction. Upwards of 94,000 fans have signed and that number continues to grow rapidly. In short, we ask Warner Bros. to release a Director’s Cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”

Do you think that Warner Bros. will pay attention to the request and release a “Zack Synder cut” at some point in the future, or were the alterations made to the film simply too drastic to undo? Let us know what you think in the comment below!

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Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League is now in theaters and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Joe Morton, Diane Lane and Ciarán Hinds.

Source: Change.org

16 ‘Justice League’ Trailer Scenes That Didn’t Make The Cut

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Justice League SceneSPOILER WARNING: The following article will explore scenes from the trailers for Justice League that do not appear in the final product. 

Given the reshoots and studio mandate of having Justice League clocking in at a lean 2 hours, there were numerous scenes featured in the trailers that are absent from the finished product.

Hit Next for a rundown on some of the scenes from the trailers that are not in the final film.

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  • I don’t know… Certainly Mr #Tesouhara have a lot of blames to take. Anyway, if you didn’t watch it yet because of Rotten Bullshit or Metacrap, you’re playing a dummy role. Use your own brain to judge it! https://twitter.com/Jacksilsan/status/932994268603576320

    • Ddraig

      Yes… I’m using my brain properly to decide if it’s worth spending money on by going to rotten tomatoes and read reviews from people working in the film industry whose job is to evaluate films…. will watch when it arrives on HBO.

      • Jasmin Đenčić

        The thing is, critics don’t work in the film industry, they’re literally people who are payed to write their opinion about the movie and you go on RT and swallow it like holly water. On that same websites there is 90.000+ people giving an average of what, 80% fresh? So why listen to 200 payed people who said negative things about it in comparison to 90.000+ people who payed with their own money to see the movie and they still recommend it to others?

        • Ddraig

          Please, don’t put words in my mouth… “holly water”??? Critics were screened by rotten tomatoes before they are added to the website and I only consider reviews from several critics that I have been following. Audiences or people like you?? because anyone can become an audience reviewer in rottentomatoes…

  • Sterling Archer

    No. No fan “petitions” dictating a particular cut of the film. This is getting out of hand now.