Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck join calls for the release of the 'Snyder cut' of 'Justice League'

Ben ArnoldContributor
Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)
Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)

Wonder Woman and Batman are now joining the calls for Warner Bro to release the Zack Snyder cut of DC movie Justice League.

For some background, Synder helmed Man of Steel and then Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice for Warner, but had to step down part way into the post-production of Justice League following the tragic death of his daughter Autumn.

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Warner drafted in Avengers helmsman and comic book aficionado Joss Whedon to complete the movie, and while Snyder remained listed as the director, Whedon received a screenwriting credit and also shot additional scenes for the movie too.

But the movie – which at $300 million was among the most expensive ever made – was both a critical and financial disappointment, making $650 million at the worldwide box office, far less than was anticipated.

Zack Snyder (Credit: AP/Marco Ugarte)
Zack Snyder (Credit: AP/Marco Ugarte)

With a massive break even point, it's thought it lost the studio as much as $60 million.

But more important than such trivialities to fans, a much mythologised 'Snyder cut' of the movie is said to exist, though it's never been officially confirmed.

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Now certain stars are saying they've seen the cut – including Aquaman and Justice League star Jason Momoa – with others now joining the growing pressure on the studio to release it.

Gal Gadot – aka Wonder Woman – tweeted over the weekend #ReleasetheSnyderCut, as did actor Ray Fisher, aka Cyborg, as did Snyder himself, followed by Ben Affleck, the former Batman.

Adding to the groundswell, Snyder added:

Whether all this makes any difference is potentially moot.

Insiders have told The Hollywood Reporter that there is currently no plan to release a Snyder cut of the movie.

But adding to the throng, Watchmen show-runner Damon Lindelof appears to be hinting he's seen it too.

He added:

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