It’s been one year since Zack Snyder’s Justice League was finally announced to the delight of thousands of fans around the world.
I will never forget that day, and the anticipation that came with it. Rumors had been growing each day on the lead up to May 20, 2020. Some people said Zack Snyder had screened his cut of the movie to WB and DC executives earlier that year. The buzz was stronger than ever.
Even so, I didn’t want to be disappointed so when the watch party for Man of Steel was announced I tried to took things with restrained hope. Still I put on one of my Zack Snyder’s Justice League T-shirts I got from Ink to the People, took some pictures of my Justice League collection from the movie that shall not be named and got ready.
Watching a movie with Zack is always a joy. He might not be the most articulated guy (still way better than me!) he always gets his point across and you get the excitement he has about his work, so even if there was no announcement I was ready for a good time.
But then when the movie ended and Henry Cavill himself joined the watch party. I never got the feeling he cared too much about the movement of the movie after the theatrical version was released, so seeing him there, along with Zack and the fans gave me goosebumps. This was followed by group of fans from all over the world who came into the stream.
After a series of questions, along came Daniella Cares, a fan from Chile, asking the question every fan in the world wanted to ask.
When will you release the Snyder Cut?
After bit of chat and explaining what he wanted to do and how he wish he could just show it, and Henry talking about how much Man of Steel meant to him, the moment finally came where he showed this tease and I literally screamed with joy:
The movie was almost a year away but that didn’t matter. It was coming, that’s all it matter. Fans didn’t gave up, even with everyone else telling us to move on, to forget it, it didn’t exist, it was never coming out and so on. To paraphrase Bruce in the final movie, we were operating on faith, because this was a world that we loved deeply, and we wanted that world to continue, to be shown the way it was meant to be.
There was a time when I fell alone on this, as I usually an with my taste in movies and music and so forth, but this fandom showed me I wasn’t alone, and I couldn’t be happier that together, we achieved what many thought it was impossible: to help restore a filmmaker’s vision who’ve been pushed aside by a studio more concerned about bloggers reactions than make a quality movie.
And suddenly it was out there. WarnerMedia’s press release, HBO Max and other official accounts spreading the word, and it was glorious.
There’s a lot more I need to talk about this movie, but I’ll save that for other day. In the meantime, I’ll go grab some food and watch this movie I love so much for the 30th time.