In a shocking revelation, Snyder confirms that WB tortured him during the production of ‘Justice League’.
Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ became a reality after 3 years of hard-won campaigning. It was a momentous victory for hardcore DC fans who believed in Snyder’s directorial passion. But the victory cost Snyder a great deal of emotional duress. Zack Snyder’s statements reveal that Warner Bros. made his life difficult. So much so that he still feels tortured by the studio. Let’s find out what happened.
- Zack Snyder vs. Joss Whedon: ‘Justice League’ versions
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- How Warner Bros. made Zack Snyder’s life difficult
ZACK SNYDER VS. JOSS WHEDON: ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ VERSIONS
Zack Snyder was slated to be the original director of ‘Justice League’.
He directed quite a few portions of the movie until a family tragedy, the death of his daughter, Autumn, forced him to take some much needed time to grieve & heal.
Warner Bros. eventually proceeded with the production of the movie with renowned Hollywood director, Joss Whedon.
Whedons’ version of ‘Justice League’ was released in 2017, and featured many narrative changes based on Joss Whedon’s input.
Following the film’s box office blunder, many fans along with the cast and crew rallied together and joined a growing movement demanding that Warner Bros “Release the Snyder Cut”, believing that under Snyder’s direction and artistic vision, the movie could have performed far better.
After what seemed like an uphill battle of patience, fans finally found redemption for their long wait when Warner Bros. announced work on the project would begin in 2020. Eventually, HBO Max officially released Jack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ on March 18, 2021.
JOSS WHEDON CONTROVERSY
Whedon has been accused of “gross, abusive” behaviour on set, first by ‘Justice League’ actor Ray Fisher, who plays Victor Stone a.k.a Cyborg in the movie. This Tweet below reveals the alleged no-holds-barred animosity between the two.
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ star, Charisma Carpenter also came out in support of Ray Fisher and spoke out against Joss Whedon’s abusive behaviour.
She revealed that Joss allegedly threatened to harm her career & make the role of Wonder Woman look incredibly stupid.
At this point, there was much outrage amongst both fans and ‘Justice League’ actors who now rallied behind the hashtag #RestoreTheSnyderVerse to demand the reinstatement of Zack Snyder for a re-do of ‘Justice League’.
Fans were optimistic they’d be able to convince Warner Bros. to release more ‘Justice League’ movies that were true to the comic books.
Warner Bros., however, has made it clear that Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ was a stand-alone movie and there would be no further instalments after that. It was also during this time that rumours spread of Zack Snyder’s claim that WB tortured him.
HOW WARNER BROS MADE ZACK SNYDER’S LIFE DIFFICULT
“I’m not getting paid. I didn’t want to be beholden to anyone, and it allowed me to keep my negotiating powers with these people pretty strong”.
This was in reference to Warner Bros.
In an interview with Uproxx , Snyder revealed some startling statements. Zack Snyder disclosed that Warner Bros made his life difficult. He mentioned feeling incredibly tortured at the hands of the studio the entire time. Snyder stated he had no idea why WB treated him the way they did. He mentioned the entire ordeal wasn’t normal, calling it a “once-in-a-generation bizarre situation!”
It’s interesting to note that Uproxx informed Snyder his comments may alienate him, and earn animosity from Warner Bros. to which Snyder pointed out that Warner Bros were the “ones that have been aggressive” the entire time.
It’s uncertain how Zack Snyder claims WB tortured him. But it may allude to the fact that they allegedly interfered with his narrative direction of the film.
However, Snyder still maintained that he was happy he got to finish his artistic vision and that it was a victory for the fans.
It is currently unknown if the director will return to create another DC film for WB studios. Especially after Zack Snyder has openly claimed Warner Bros made his life difficult. But the director did previously reveal that he remains hopeful to continue his work for the franchise if the opportunity presented itself.