- "Aquaman" actor Jason Momoa said in an Instagram post that he had seen the Zack Snyder director’s cut of "Justice League."
- "I wouldn’t be here today, in my career, if it wasn’t for him, because he made Aquaman," Momoa said of Snyder.
- Snyder fans have campaigned passionately for Warner Bros. to release the "Snyder Cut" since "Justice League" came out in 2017.
- Snyder left the movie late into production and he was replaced by Joss Whedon, who filmed extensive reshoots.
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"Aquaman" actor Jason Momoa is giving the "Release the Snyder Cut" campaign a big boost.
Momoa posted a video to Instagram on Monday praising "Justice League" director Zack Snyder and revealing that he had seen Snyder’s elusive director’s cut of the DC Comics team-up movie, which has been the subject of a passionate movement for the studio Warner Bros. to release it.
"Well let’s be honest if it wasn’t for this man we wouldn’t have Aquaman I love u Zachary synder," Momoa wrote in the video’s caption. "Mahalo for showing me the synder cut."
Warner Bros. and DC did not respond to a request for comment.
"I wouldn’t be here today, in my career, if it wasn’t for him, because he made Aquaman," Momoa said in the video, Snyder by his side.
Snyder left "Justice League" late into production after a family tragedy, and "Avengers" director Joss Whedon stepped in for extensive reshoots. Fans of Snyder and his previous DC Extended Universe movies, "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," have advocated in various ways for Snyder’s original vision to be released.
After Warner Bros. announced that Ann Sarnoff would be its new CEO, fans quickly pleaded on Twitter for her to take action. "Snyder Cut" enthusiasts are also planning a letter-writing campaign directed at Sarnoff.
Fans bombarded San Diego Comic-Con in July with "Release the Snyder Cut" advertisements. They raised over $26,000 through GoFundMe in order to do so, half of which will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They’re planning the same for next month’s New York Comic-Con.
"Justice League" was a major misfire, receiving a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and underperforming at the box office. Warner Bros.’ DC Comics movies have rebounded since then, though, with "Aquaman" (which made over $1 billion worldwide) and "Shazam!," which was a critical hit. The next release, "Joker," is projected to be a box-office success, as well.
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