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.”
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