Justice League stars Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck have called for Warner Bros. chiefs to release Zack Snyder’s cut of the film.
Zack was in charge of DC Extended Universe of films, but was forced to pull out of directing Justice League midway through filming, leaving The Avengers director Joss Whedon to complete the movie, which was panned by critics upon its 2017 release.
A version that stays true to Zack’s vision still exists, and now several of its stars are calling on studio bosses to make it available to fans.
Both Gal, who plays Amazonian hero Wonder Woman, and Ben, who plays Batman, tweeted the hashtag, “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut,” with Zack also backing its release.
“This ancient Amazonian can’t be wrong. #releasethesnydercut,” he wrote after quoting Gal’s post.
Ray Fisher, who plays Justice League member Cyborg, also backed the release of the cut, posting a photo of himself in an American football uniform – a scene that did not appear in the original cinematic release.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa claims to have seen Zack’s version of the movie, telling MTV News earlier this month: “I have seen it. I have seen the Snyder Cut, so… think the public needs to see it.
“I’m obviously indebted to Warner and DC, and I don’t know how they feel about it. As a fan, I’m very, very happy that I got to see it.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros executives have no immediate plans to release Snyder’s cut of Justice League, but other reports have claimed it could debut on WarnerMedia’s planned HBO Max streaming service.
The original Justice League was eviscerated by critics and disappointed at the box office, earning just $657 million worldwide despite a mammoth $300 million production budget.