Justice League: Why Release The Snyder Cut Movement Is Just The Beginning

Justice League

Release the Snyder Cut. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but fans actually one. It was a movement that I thought was impossible. After all, Warner Bros. would have to finish visual effects in order to make it happen. This would only add to the expenses of an already-expensive movie — a movie that lost money. Would Warner Bros. throw more money into this even though an actual cut exists?

I didn’t think it was possible. There’s no way they’d throw all those resources into it, right? And yet, the fans kept crying out. They plastered billboards around New York, raised money for charity, and have kept the movement alive for years at this point. It’s all seemingly come to a head, with HBO Max being hard-up for content.

And, after all this time, Zack Snyder’s Justice League has finally been confirmed. But it’s only the beginning.

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Release The Snyder Cut Is Only The Beginning

Let’s be real here. Now that Release the Snyder Cut has panned out, fandoms will only grow bolder. We’ve already seen hashtags trending for #ReleaseTheAyerCut, among others — and it’s understandable. Despite the fact that Warner Bros. is largely known as a director-centric studio, the first few years of the DCEU is marred with interferences.

In addition to Justice League, we have movies like Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad that have fallen victim to studio meddling. We can only imagine that fans will want to know what the true vision of David Ayer will be. If you recall that first Suicide Squad trailer, its tone was vastly different from the movie we got. There were also rumors that there were dual cuts of the film — one from Ayer and one from the studio that cut the trailer. Even Ayer admitted how much the film was changed.

I mean, just take a look at the very first trailer.

So, I am confident this will only lead to more movements, especially in the DC Universe of movies…but that’s not all.

A Transformed DCEU

The DC Extended Universe is vastly different from what it used to be. Initially, it felt like it was going to be a more cohesive universe all under the guidance of Snyder. Now, Warner Bros. has effectively dropped that universe in favor of more director-focused movies. Yes, movies like Birds of Prey and Shazam! and Wonder Woman are still technically in the universe, but they don’t seem beholden to what came before. Just look at Joker and Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. Bruce Wayne won’t really be interacting with any of the DCEU, as far as we know.

Now that they’ve allowed Zack Snyder’s Justice League to happen, they will actually be creating another splinter in the DCEU. This splinter would create different timelines — a timeline with how Justice League ended and one with how the Snyder Cut ended. 

This will effectively open the floodgates for fans to call out: Release Justice League 2! That’s right. Justice League was originally supposed to be a two-parter, with the second film as nothing but a theoretical specter, it would require hundreds of millions of dollars to be a reality. And if Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a hit…it may be worth doing.

This Is An Opportunity

While it may seem a bit weird to have two DCEU timelines, in addition to the other “otherworlds” Warner Bros. is putting out, it is actually perfect. Warner Bros. doesn’t care about continuity. They care about money and a director’s vision now. With the DCEU splintering beyond those two timelines, it allows them to really capitalize on the whole multiverse angle. 

So, they should do it. Create a DCEU that follows the Justice League timeline and one that follows Zack Snyder’s Justice League timeline. Do it, you cowards! Let us wonder with each passing film which timeline this thing takes place in. Comics are confusing anyway, so letting film fans experience this firsthand is replicating the experience perfectly.

It’s an angle they capitalized on months back when Ezra Miller’s Flash crossed over with Grant Gustin. As such, this would be par for the course.

So, let’s hear it! It’s not just about the Snyder Cut anymore! It’s about allowing Warner Bros. to accept the vision of their filmmakers and letting them thrive. Let the fans decide what they want to see because many are willing to pay top dollar to see it happen.

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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