The Justice League Release the Snyder Cut movement will get some support at New York Comic Con from Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld. Before it hit theaters in late 2017, the road to release for Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Justice League was fraught with production troubles, including director Zack Snyder’s exit after his daughter died by suicide, leading to Joss Whedon joining the project for reshoots. Much of Snyder’s original vision for Justice League was changed by Whedon’s reshoots, and many criticized the theatrical cut of being a Frankenstein job of the two directors’ styles. These events inspired fans to start the Release the Snyder Cut movement, which hopes to convince the studio to release Snyder’s version of Justice League.
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Although there are various opinions about whether the Snyder Cut exists and, if it does, in what form, the Release the Snyder Cut movement has persevered and evolved over the last two years. For San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the Snyder Cut movement raised money for billboard and bus stop advertisements that were placed around the convention center. Further, the movement raised nearly $15,000 for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in honor of Snyder’s daughter Autumn. Now, Release the Snyder Cut is turning to next month’s New York Comic Con, where they’ll get some support from Deadpool co-creator Liefeld.
On Twitter, Liefeld posted about wearing a Release the Snyder Cut T-shirt to NYCC 2019, later confirming he’ll be attending the convention Friday Oct. 4 – Sunday Oct. 6. Liefeld has long supported the director’s cut, voicing his desire to see the Snyder Cut of Justice League as early as November 2017, shortly after the movie hit theaters. See Liefeld’s tweet below.
Earlier this summer, the Release the Snyder Cut community outlined their plans for next month’s NYCC, launching a GoFundMe to again have both a presence at the convention and raise money for the AFSP. They’ve already raised more than their goal of $6,000, half of which will go to the AFSP while the other half goes to buying a digital billboard in Times Square and funding a ground team that will distribute merchandise and leaflets. Now, given his tweet, it seems Liefeld is unofficially joining the ground team for Release the Snyder Cut at NYCC by confirming he’ll be sporting a shirt supporting the cause.
Of course, it still remains to be seen whether all these efforts will eventually lead to the actual release of the Justice League Snyder cut. Though Aquaman star Jason Momoa claimed he’s seen the Snyder Cut, so we know it exists in some form, there are many hurdles to clear before the director and/or Warner Bros. make it available for the public – including possibly finishing the VFX for sequences that weren’t in Whedon’s theatrical cut. Still, as evidenced by the continuing efforts of the Release the Snyder Cut movement, there are those incredibly interested in seeing Snyder’s vision for Justice League come to life. While Liefeld is the latest to voice support for Release the Snyder Cut, he won’t be the last as hope remains alive that fans will one day get to see the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
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