Wonder Woman, Batman renew call to release the ‘Snyder Cut’ of ‘Justice League’

Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, and Ezra Miller as the Flash in Warner Bros.' DC Comics team-up "Justice League," released in 2017.
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“Justice League” stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher along with director Zach Snyder stoke renewed interest in the release of the director’s cut of the 2017 film.

Renewed calls for the release of the “Snyder cut” of 2017’s “Justice League” rang out on social media Sunday after the film’s cast and crew tweeted calls for the release of the fabled director’s cut.

On Sunday, “Wonder Woman” lead Gal Gadot tweeted "#ReleasetheSnyderCut.” The sentiment was retweeted by Snyder himself and repeated by fellow “Justice League” cast members Ben Affleck (who played Batman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) who shared a post featuring the hashtag on Instagram. Fisher even replaced his Twitter and Instagram bios with it.

“This ancient Amazonian can’t be wrong,” Snyder tweeted in response to Gadot. “Neither can Batman.”


Among the people to share the sentiment were former president of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson, screenwriter Damon Lindelof, filmmaker Scott Derrickson,

Despite the push, no official announcement from Warner Bros. has been released.

In May 2017, Snyder stepped down as the film’s director after the loss of his daughter Autumn. In his stead, Joss Whedon was tasked with completing the film through reshoots and the addition of new scenes.

The $300-million film bombed at the box office, opening with $93.8 million on its way to $657.9 million in global receipts. However, fan speculated what the film could have been had Snyder seen the project through to the end, ushering in the fable of the “Snyder cut” that may or may not have ever actually existed.

Despite the overwhelming push for the release of the cut, some fan reactions to the renewed interest in the extended cut of the film were mixed.