A new report on the making of Zack Snyder’s Justice League has revealed that the director allegedly threatened to “destroy” two producers who worked on the original version of the DC movie.
When Zack Snyder stepped down as director of 2017’s Justice League due to a family tragedy, Warner Bros. hired Joss Whedon to replace him. The theatrical cut of Justice League failed to impress audiences, with blame being leveled at both the studio and Whedon.
A new report into the behind-the-scenes drama on Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League, which was released on HBO Max in 2021, has unearthed claims that the director had made threats against producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
Controversy Surrounds The Snyder Cut
A new report from Rolling Stone reveals that during the making of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Snyder and his wife, Deborah Snyder, who was also a producer on the project, had sought to have Geoff Johns and Jon Berg removed as producers on the new cut of the film.
Zack Snyder has said that he “asked the studio” to intervene in the matter, after a “personal plea” to Geoff Johns and Jon Berg had been ignored. Snyder’s CAA agent called Warner Bros. daily to pursue the issue of the producers’ removal from the project, while Deborah Snyder made the same request of an executive in the studio’s story department.
When these efforts failed to garner a response, sources close to the matter claim that Zack Snyder told an executive in the postproduction department: “Geoff and Jon are dragging their feet on taking their names off my cut. Now, I will destroy them on social media.”
The Snyders have noted that neither of them “have ever said anything negative about Geoff Johns or Jon Berg on social media or in interviews” and have asserted that they wanted the producers’ names removed from the credits because “this was not the movie they believed in, developed, or helped us to get made.”
The Rolling Stone report also reveals that “at least 13 percent” of social media accounts involved in campaigning for the Snyder Cut of Justice League to be released were fake, a number that is above the reported average of 3-5 percent cyber experts would usually expect to see on a trending topic.
Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
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Source: Rolling Stone