We’re currently in the golden age of superhero blockbusters. Movies like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Joker, and Avengers: Endgame routinely break box office records and compete for Oscars. Yet, Zack Snyder's 2017 behemoth Justice League—a veritable sure bet at the Hollywood casino—tanked miserably, and the behind-the-scenes reasons for the movie's demise are fascinating.
The true story behind Justice League’s failure is only half of the juicy narrative, though. Snyder—who left the project months before filming concluded—still fans the flames that surround the rumor of a "Snyder Cut" of the film. This allegedly is the version of the story he wanted to tell before the studio, Warner Bros., pulled him off of the project. Hence, the "Snyder Cut."
Pop-culture fans love a meaty mystery, and the controversy swirling around the lost Snyder Cut of Justice League has been captivating comic-book movie fans for years. Additionally, an army of passionate DC and Snyder fans are committed to getting the "Cut" released. They already have gone to incredible lengths to fight for the movie's opening, and have found strength, support, and charitable goals in their global "family" of Snyder Cut supporters. Their stories are remarkable, and the book is just as much about the dedicated fans who make up the Snyder Cut movement as it is about the unreleased film. Their efforts finally paid off with the recent announcement that Snyder's cut will be released in 2021 by Warner Bros. and HBO Max. Release the Snyder Cut tells the entire story.
Sean O'Connell is the managing director of CinemaBlend, a globally recognized and industry-respected entertainment news website. He has been covering the film industry since 1999, and his byline has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, and Fandango, to name a few. O'Connell regularly appears on television and radio, and also hosts a popular weekly podcast, ReelBlend, that covers every aspect of the film industry. He has covered this turbulent Hollywood story of the Justice League since day one.
The most comprehensive look at one of the most significant and successful fan campaigns in movie history, as told by the fans themselves. O'Connell brings years of expertise to the story, providing thoughtful, engaging analysis of not just Zack Snyder's Justice League film, but also where it fits within the history of comic-book movies.
A must-read for anyone invested in the incredible saga of Zack Snyder's Justice League.
There has never been a fan-driven campaign as novel or impactful as the Snyder Cut movement. Its journey, and success, are indelible additions to the pages of cinema history. Sean O’Connell’s Release The Snyder Cut provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date account of how it all began. As for how it finishes . . . well that’s for the fans to decide.
Release the Snyder Cut offers the best of both worlds---a detailed account from someone who’s been reporting on the matter for years, but also a story told from the perspective of a passionate fan. Even if you haven’t been clamoring to see the Snyder Cut yourself, this book will clearly convey why that cut of JusticeLeague is so important to others, and might even up your own interest in seeing it in the process.”
The true story of how Zack Snyder's Justice League film was undermined, compromised, and tragically mis-handled. Sean O'Connell follows every lead, connecting all the threads, providing the important details you need to understand how a major Hollywood studio could derail their most valuable asset. An absolute must-read, in-depth examination of the greatest studio-sabotaged, cinematic train wreck in modern history!