Months after Batman rallied the Justice League to arms to reanimate Superman and save the world, Justice League fans are rallying to reanimate director Zack Snyder’s original vision. On Saturday, a small group of dedicated DC fans, some decked out in Justice League cosplay, gathered in front of Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California, to demand a Justice League director’s cut from Snyder.
Synder, who’s been the DC Extended Universe’s gritty guiding light (for the most part), stepped away from Justice League during post-production after a family tragedy. Joss Whedon — known for shepherding Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012 — took over as director and actually ended up reshooting what’s rumored to be quite a bit of the movie. There were even rumors in August 2017 that Whedon saved the previously “unwatchable” film.
For anyone that has had an issue with the DC Extended Universe version of Superman – and even those that love him – this is a video that should be able to bring both sides together in the best way!
Ben Bromley has put out his own “How Superman Should Have Returned”, which takes the vitrol against many of the decisions in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman; throws in some classic Richard Donner-era Superman wholesomeness with a John Willaims theme; and somehow ends up catering to the wishes of every kind of fan.
They even find away to (literally) shove away the Jesse Eisenberg version of Lex Luthor, and still make it cute and enjoyable. And for those fans who wanted that Black Suit Superman – there’s something for you too!
The problem is that most critics (and a lot of DC fans to boot) agree that the final cut of the film that came out in theaters was… not great. So, if the version from before Whedon stepped in was “unwatchable,” just how bad was it?