Fans Petition Warner Bros. to Release Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Director's Cut

Gina Carbone
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An angry "Justice League" petition is picking up steam.

This Change.org petition to Warner Bros. was actually started almost a week before today's November 17 release of the film. Titled "Zack Snyder's Director's Cut and Tom Holkenborg's (Junkie XL) Score for Home Release," the petition now has about 6,000 signatures toward its goal of 7,500.

The petition description is quite lengthy and filled with a section ENTIRELY IN ALL CAPS. But the crux of the argument is that when director Zack Snyder left the film for personal reasons, and Joss Whedon took over, a lot changed and fans would like to see Snyder's original vision. The film lost its original composer, and also got shortened to a very brief two hours. So they're hoping to at least see what Snyder had intended in the eventual home release.

Here's the start of the petition:

"We the undersigned make this petition, because during the last few months, the film Justice League underwent a few changes in terms of composer and runtime. Zack Snyder, director of the film, screened Justice League to Warner Bros. executives earlier this year, they where happy with the film, but the director himself felt the film needed something more, he contacted Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to write a few additional scenes with plans to shoot them over the summer, but an unfortunate tragedy in his family happened and he understandably had to step down, Warner Bros. following Snyder's departure, released a statement saying that Justice League will be finished as Zack Snyder's vision, but a week after that statement, composer Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) was replaced with Danny Elfman, much to the dismay of fans, who were concerned about the thematic compositional elements from Man of Steel and Batman v Superman being changed, due to the change in composer. In early October cinemas confirmed that the runtime for Justice League will be 2hrs long, much to the shock of fans, who were asking themselves: "how will a film that has 6 main characters, their supporting players, a story that revolves around an alien invasion, the terraforming of earth and the return of a familiar face, would fit in a 2hr runtime?" [...]

Justice League is the culmination of the alien's story and the beginning of a new chapter in the DC Extended Universe. Fans have been waiting for years, while others have waited decades for the film to finally arrive on the silver screen. The 2hr runtime is disrespectful towards Zack Snyder's vision and towards the fans who have waited for more than a year to see the alien's story come to an end."

There's a lot more, so read it all and check out the comments.

You had to know a blame game was coming, considering all of the drama behind-the-scenes to make this film, and the mixed reviews. The Rotten Tomatoes score for the movie is currently 40%, but the Audience Score is much higher at 86%, continuing the usual DC vs critics narrative. The Metacritic score is 46.

It's possible what Zack Snyder really had in mind for "Justice League" was this Supreme Court version, which premiered on "Jimmy Kimmel Live":You Can't Handle the Ruth!

"Justice League," directed by Zack Snyder with an assist from Joss Whedon, is now in theaters. No date has been released yet for the home release.

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