CS Video: Release the Snyder Cut Author Sean O’Connell
With Zack Snyder’s Justice League coming to HBO Max next year as a four-part miniseries, ComingSoon.net took the time to chat with CinemaBlend Managing Director Sean O’Connell about his forthcoming book Release the Snyder Cut! The book, which comes out February 15 from Applause, charts both the troubled production of the 2017 superhero blockbuster as well as the huge fan movement to release the movie as Snyder originally intended. The book will include a new 1:1 with Zack Snyder conducted by O’Connell after the Snyder Cut release was announced, as well as dozens of inspiring interviews with members the RTSC community. Check out our lively hour-long conversation with O’Connell in the player below!
We’re currently in the Golden Age of superhero blockbusters. Movies like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Joker, and Avengers: Endgame routinely break box office records and compete for Oscars. Yet, Zack Snyder’s 2017 behemoth Justice League—a veritable sure bet at the Hollywood casino—tanked miserably, and the behind-the-scenes reasons for the movie’s demise are fascinating.
The true story behind Justice League’s failure is only half of the juicy narrative, though. Snyder—who left the project months before filming concluded—still fans the flames that surround the rumor of a “Snyder Cut” of the film. This allegedly is the version of the story he wanted to tell before the studio, Warner Bros., pulled him off of the project. Hence, the “Snyder Cut.”
Pop-culture fans love a meaty mystery, and the controversy swirling around the lost Snyder Cut of Justice League has been captivating comic-book movie fans for years. Additionally, an army of passionate DC and Snyder fans are committed to getting the “Cut” released. They already have gone to incredible lengths to fight for the movie’s opening, and have found strength, support, and charitable goals in their global “family” of Snyder Cut supporters. Their stories are remarkable, and the book is just as much about the dedicated fans who make up the Snyder Cut movement as it is about the unreleased film. Their efforts finally paid off with the recent announcement that Snyder’s cut will be released in 2021 by Warner Bros. and HBO Max. Release the Snyder Cut tells the entire story.
Are you excited for Sean O’Connell’s Release the Snyder Cut book? What are you most looking forward to seeing in Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max?