Zack Snyder Reveals He Feared Being Sued by Warner Bros. For Releasing His Version of 'Justice League'

Fearing legal drama more than any negative reaction.

Entertainment
6,047 Hypes 0 Comments

Zack Snyder has recently revealed that he was worried about being sued by Warner Bros. over the fan campaigns to release his version of Justice League.

Snyder spoke to The Sunday Time and indicated that he feared the legal drama more than any negative reaction to his version of the 2017 film. Snyder exited the film in May 2017 due to his daughter’s suicide. Snyder said, “I was more worried the studio would sue me. Do something to silence me.” However, he added that the funds raised for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign for suicide prevention and mental health ultimately made his worrying worth it.

Snyder continues, “Here’s the reality. That fandom raised $750,000 for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. They’ve saved lives. That’s a fact. But on the other hand, was it fun to provoke them? For a clickable thing? Yes. And they were an easy target. But they continue to raise money. There are not a lot of fan communities whose primary objective, other than seeing work of a guy they like, realized their other main thing was to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. For me, it’s kind of hard to be mad at them.”

Snyder also unveiled that editing the film became a cathartic exercise for him while he grieved the loss of his daughter, “It’s ironic the movie was already about grief. Famously, I’ve never seen the theatrical version so don’t know exactly what they did, but the parallels in relationship to grief, family and healing, frankly, were really present. Then, of course, things evolve…For me, whether a film-maker, sculptor, writer, carpenter, gardener — I believe if you look deep enough, your personal mythology is reflected in the things you do. And this was just a really public version of that.”

In other Zack Snyder news, here’s a new clip of Army of the Dead teasing details of the zombies.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Initial Reactions To Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Have Been Revealed
Entertainment

Initial Reactions To Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Have Been Revealed

Fans will not be disappointed.

'Zack Snyder's Justice League' to Release in 4K Ultra HD
Entertainment

'Zack Snyder's Justice League' to Release in 4K Ultra HD

Including a special feature from Snyder where he talks about his DC Universe trilogy.

Zack Snyder Finally Reveals Who He Initially Cast As Green Lantern in 'Justice League'
Entertainment

Zack Snyder Finally Reveals Who He Initially Cast As Green Lantern in 'Justice League'

Recently revealed at the fan-organized Justice Con.


Zack Snyder Addresses 'Justice League' Premiere Technical Glitch
Entertainment

Zack Snyder Addresses 'Justice League' Premiere Technical Glitch

Taking to Twitter to apologize.

Instagram Is Introducing Auto-Generated Captions for Your Stories and Reels
Tech

Instagram Is Introducing Auto-Generated Captions for Your Stories and Reels

Following in the footsteps of TikTok.

PLEASURES and Albino & Preto Come Together To Promote a "Sick Mind, Healthy Body"
Fashion

PLEASURES and Albino & Preto Come Together To Promote a "Sick Mind, Healthy Body"

Evoking feelings of power and pain through the lens of Jiu-Jitsu.

Google Leaked Its Own Upcoming Pixel Buds Earphone Release
Tech

Google Leaked Its Own Upcoming Pixel Buds Earphone Release

Coming with the company’s fast Bluetooth pairing technology.

Le Labo's Encens 9 Candle Is Centered Around a State of Serenity
Fashion

Le Labo's Encens 9 Candle Is Centered Around a State of Serenity

The latest addition to the perfume brand’s “Home Collection” line.

Andrew Garfield Addresses 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Appearance Rumors
Entertainment

Andrew Garfield Addresses 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Appearance Rumors

“I wish I could be able to speak to everyone and just say, ‘I recommend that you chill.’”


Disney Is Now Developing "Real" Lightsabers
Design

Disney Is Now Developing "Real" Lightsabers

The latest addition to the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience at Disney World.

From Court to Console, the PlayStation x Nike PG 5's Got Plenty of Game
Footwear 

From Court to Console, the PlayStation x Nike PG 5's Got Plenty of Game

Paul George discussed his latest PlayStation sneaker, what he loves about gaming, what he demands from his footwear and more in an interview with HYPEBEAST.

BTS' Peculiar Hour Long Butter Melting Video Has Over 15 Million Views
Music

BTS' Peculiar Hour Long Butter Melting Video Has Over 15 Million Views

Teasing their upcoming English-language single.

Unboxing: Nyjah Huston Tries New Tricks with His Special Edition ROG Strix Laptop
Tech 

Unboxing: Nyjah Huston Tries New Tricks with His Special Edition ROG Strix Laptop

Presented by Republic Of Gamers
A gaming computer inspired by street skateboarding and the athlete’s story.

Disney+ Drops 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Series on May the 4th
Entertainment

Disney+ Drops 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Series on May the 4th

Future episodes air every Friday beginning on May 7.


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.