As social media has grown in relevance, so has the cacophony of voices supporting or disapproving their favorite films and TV series. A scroll through various YouTube videos of Star Wars: The Last Jedi shows how extreme the love and hate for the film has become.
In that spirit, Justice League fans have mounted online petitions and created websites dedicated to convincing Warner Bros. to release the Zack Snyder version of the film.
For those who are unaware, Snyder was forced to leave Justice League early last year due to a well-documented family tragedy. He was replaced by Joss Whedon.
Since its release in November, the film has become a disappointment to fans, critics and, at the box office, Warner Bros.
Now, count popular Youtuber Itzmoe among those making sure that the studios not only hear their opinions loud and clear, but see them as well.
Itzmoe isn’t just using her YouTube channels to spread the word: she is also taking her passion for Justice League to the streets — in front of Warner Bros. Burbank studio, to be exact.
The influencer — who is also a cosplayer and filmmaker known for 90’s Kids Forever — will now add activist to her resume as she plans to lead fellow cosplayers and DC Extended Universe fans in a peaceful demonstration directly in front of the studio.
Their goal: to convince the Warner Bros. to release a Zack Snyder version of Justice League.
The protest, which takes place this Saturday January 6, will be memorialized in a photo of participants wearing Zack Snyder/DC shirts and a sign that reads, “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut,” in front of Warner Bros. Burbank studio.
The event’s Facebook invite reads:
“PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY SIGNS. I will have the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut sign and that is the ONLY sign that we want in the photo so the focus will be on that, so instead of bringing a sign, just wear any shirts you have supporting Zack, DC, or Justice League cosplay you may have.
**ABSOLUTELY NO SHIRTS/ SIGNS INSULTING WB/ JOSS/ ETC. WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PHOTO!*** We want to show support for Zack Snyder, so we want to focus on our support and love for him and his work, NOT dissing others, so DO NOT bring shirts/ signs insulting others or you won’t be allowed in the photo. We don’t want to embarrass Zack and give Zack Snyder fans a bad name. We want to show him how much we appreciate him and make this a photo that he would be happy to share. PLEASE share this around everywhere so we can have a large group in the photo supporting Zack and his JL cut!!!”
When asked what brought on taking her love of a film and genre to this next level, Itzmoe told Reel Chicago, “I was at the Justice League premiere with my friend and we enjoyed the movie, but after we learned about all the deleted / extended Justice League scenes that sounded SO amazing and (in our opinion) would have made the films so much better, I wanted to do something to show how much we support Zack Snyder.”
She added, “My friends and I also want to give a voice to the thousands of Zack Snyder fans who can’t be here and since we actually live in Los Angeles, where Warner Bros. Studios is located, we thought ‘Why not take an action in instead of just voicing our concerns online?’”
The cosplayer also put together a moving tribute to director Snyder, who was forced to leave production of the film early last year due to a family tragedy.
The influencer sincerely hopes that fans will take to social media to share pics in support of getting what she calls “the real Justice League movie” released.
“If Warner Bros. doesn’t release a “Snyder” cut on Justice League when the film is released on Blu-Ray/DVD, we hope that we can actually get them [the studio] to consider including some of Snyder’s extended/ deleted scenes on it. He’s so passionate about these characters and put so much into this film, that it would be an injustice to him, the cast, crew, and fans, to never show his version.”
Justice League is currently in theaters.
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