The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement keeps getting more interesting by the second. Like a good spy novel, twists and turns are around every corner and what used to seem like a simple answer is in fact unwoven to reveal conspiracy theories that could potentially take down – okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. The point is, if you’ve been on the internet lately, you know that there is a large group of people who are constantly putting out he hashtag “Release the Snyder Cut”. This is the version of Justice League where Joss Whedon, the director who stepped in when Snyder stepped away for personal reason; isn’t in the picture. There are fans who believe in their core that Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League is world’s better than the one including Whedon’s input.
It’s important to know that the reason why Justice League had two directors is because Snyder had a tragic death in the family and that is why another director stepped in. Jay Oliva, an animated film director working for DreamWorks; took to Twitter recently to express that the studio felt the pressure to make Justice League and the DCEU more like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Things changed when they bowed to the critics/ blogger pressure to be more MCU. It’s fine to do that but not when a movie is already shot and in post. That’s what the whole #ReleaseTheSynderCut movement is about. Ensuring future director visions be intact without studio hands
— Jay Oliva (@jayoliva1) July 31, 2018
While I love the MCU, it did not work with the DC Extended Universe and ultimately is why the movie felt like such a mess. Apparently, to Oliva; the “Release the Snyder cut” movement is a reminder to keep films in tact and not to edit the work just to try to imitate another studio. How true this is and how much credit Oliva has in this matter is unknown, but from a viewer’s standpoint, the clash between Snyder’s and Whedon’s styles were painfully obvious.
While I don’t believe we’ll ever see a “Snyder Cut”, the DCEU is putting out both Aquaman and Shazam, two movies that look like they’re going to be breathes of fresh air for DC. Wonder Woman 1984 is still filming and maybe I’m alone in this, but I’m still patiently awaiting Suicide Squad 2. As well as maybe a sequel to Man of Steel, although that’s just wishful thinking.
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