Zack Snyder says he left 'Justice League' because he had 'zero energy' for the fight
Zack Snyder had "no energy" to keep the studio fighting for Justice League after his daughter's death in 2017. (Marco Ugarte / Associated Press)
Zach Snyder just didn't have it anymore to fight the good fight.
This is what the original Justice League director said in a new interview, explaining why he did not return to the rudder of the Justice League after stepping down during post-production and re-shooting one of his eight children for the suicidal death.
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Snyder had been fighting for his vision of the Justice League with the studio when tragedy struck his family. He told Sean O'Connell about Cinemablend, whose book "Release the Snyder Cut" is coming out March 1st. The director never finished editing his film - until now.
"I was just done with it," said the director, 54. "I was in this place where I knew my family needed me more than that ... and I just have to honor them and do the best I can can. " to heal this world. "
Snyder said he had "no energy" to fight the studio as the film's November 2017 release date approached.
"Literally no energy for it. I really think that's the main thing," he said. "I think there's another world that I've stayed in and kind of tried. And I'm sure I could have ... because every movie is a struggle, right? I was used to it. But. .. there was no fight me. I had been hit by what was going on in my life and I just didn't want to, I didn't care ... that was kind of where I was. "
When Snyder stepped down in March 2017, Joss Whedon took over the reins of Justice League and the film came out on time. But some fans, obsessed with Snyder's vision since the director of "Man of Steel" and "Batman v. Superman" had been named director of the Justice League years earlier, viewed Whedon's film as disappointing - and so it came about Social media movement as you called relentlessly on #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.
Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Ben Affleck (Batman) tweeted their support for the Justice League's second anniversary release efforts, and WarnerMedia finally accepted the challenge.
A teaser trailer for Snyder's version was released in July 2020 with a push from Jason Momoa (Aquaman).
Snyder wasn't crazy about Whedon's attitude either, telling Vero in a December 2020 Q&A, "I just hope I can put this version out of life with what you're seeing in March on HBO Max."
The Snyder edit is being sold as a "four-part event series" on the Premium Streamer that includes new footage, new visual effects, and new music. It's also said to have the kind of violence and profanity that earned it an R rating unlike Whedon's PG-13.
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
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