Zack Snyder Goes Viral After Tweeting About The One-Year Anniversary Of His Cut Of JUSTICE LEAGUE

Zack Snyder Goes Viral After Tweeting About The One-Year Anniversary Of His Cut Of JUSTICE LEAGUE Zack Snyder Goes Viral After Tweeting About The One-Year Anniversary Of His Cut Of JUSTICE LEAGUE

Zack Snyder's Justice League is one year old, and the film's director recently celebrated the anniversary via a tweet that has now gone viral.

By DanielKlissmman - Mar 20, 2022 07:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Justice League

It's hard to believe, but Zack Snyder's Justice League is now one year old. The HBO Max-exclusive was released on March 18, 2021, offering a different take on its 2017 predecessor, which was largely considered a critical and financial disappointment, having made $657 million worldwide with a 39% Rotten Tomatoes score. The director's version of the superhero team-up fared much better critically, earning a 71% "Fresh" score. 

To mark the film's one-year anniversary, Zack Snyder tweeted out a seal branded, "The entire world became a Justice League." The director captioned his post with, "This means something."

Surprisingly, the image features two dates — March 18 and November 17, with a heart between them. November 17 is the release date of the theatrical version of Justice League, but it's unclear if the director intended to pay tribute to that film as well. That seems unlikely, however, since the movie represented a difficult experience for him

The tweet received an overwhelming amount of support, amassing over 50,000 in less than two days. This isn't surprising, of course, considering fans of the director have been vocal about their desire to see his take on the DC Universe continue. This was evident not only prior to the release of his Justice League cut, but after.

For starters, the Snyder-verse enjoyed a popularity boost during the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League. Then, some months later, #RestoreTheSnyderVerse trended on Twitter after Warner Bros. referred to the four-hour version of Justice League as a "global phenomenon" in a European HBO Max presentation.

More recently, the movement gained traction once again after a picture of actor Wayne T. Carr as Green Lantern in Zack Snyder's Justice League was released online. The hero was ultimately replaced by J'onn J'onzz, as Snyder explained during an interview with Vanity Fair

"We shot a version of this scene with Green Lantern, but the studio really fought me and said, 'We really don't want you to do Green Lantern. [...] So, I made a deal with them, and they let me do this [instead]."

He continued, stating: "[Warner Bros. was] like, 'We have plans for John Stewart and we want to do our own announcement.' So, I said, 'All right, I'll give you that. So, [Martian Manhunter] was the compromise."

Naturally, the release of the image stirred up fan discussions and petitions to have Snyder return to take over DC's big-screen endeavors. There is clearly an appetite for the director's version of the superhero franchise, but what's arguable is how large said audience is. 

WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff previously stated that Snyder's vision for the DCEU concluded with the release of the Justice League director's cut.

Zack Snyder's Justice League is available to stream on HBO Max. 

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happypsycho - 3/20/2022, 7:15 AM
Are we really still going on about this?!?
Superheromoviefan - 3/20/2022, 7:18 AM
hopefully its over
Twenty23Three - 3/20/2022, 7:21 AM
I really enjoy Snyders films, he gave us a great trilogy that I’ll always enjoy. With that being said, people have to let this go. We got his cut simply because it was a film that could be put out during a time nothing else was happening. The fact it did well means nothing to the studio.
CorndogBurglar - 3/20/2022, 7:32 AM
@Twenty23Three - I don't think it did well. I remember seeing things saying that only a small percentage of people that started watching it finished it.

I also remember it having the lowest views compared to all the other movies that released on HBO Max that year.

It's already difficult to know how much revenue any given movie is making for a streaming service. There's a lot to consider. How many people joined HBO Max to watch it? How many people kept HBO Max? Some people, like myself, already had HBO Max. So by me watching it, how much money did they make from me? None. I get HBO Max for free through my cable company because I already pay for regular HBO.

So, "doing well" on a streaming service is always going to be difficult to tell. But with the amount of views this had last year (I remember Mortal Kombat and something else beating the hell out of it in views) I don't know how anyone can say it actually did well. I'm almost certain they didn't make back the 17 million that WB shelled out for Snyder to finish it.
Twenty23Three - 3/20/2022, 7:40 AM
@CorndogBurglar - sorry when I said did well I meant to say was received well. I agree though there is zero chance in my mind they made that money back
Dope21 - 3/20/2022, 8:01 AM
@Twenty23Three - really wasn't even received well. DC fanbous was always going to overhype it. Everyone else was indifferent
dragon316 - 3/20/2022, 8:13 AM
@CorndogBurglar - don’t know how that’s avengers end game is one hour less people can sit through avengers they can surely make through another hour with no problem
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