Fan petition calling for release of Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ director’s cut attracts over 98,000 signatures

Moviegoers want to see what Snyder did with the film before he stepped down from directing following a family tragedy

A fan petition calling for the release of Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League has attracted over 98,000 signatures.

The DC Comics film was released last Friday (November 17), but fell victim to a slew of negative reviews from critics and fans alike. You can read the NME verdict on the film here.

The film’s director, Zack Snyder, stepped down from his post during post-production following a family tragedy earlier this year. DC hired Joss Whedon to handle post-production in his place, which saw script rewrites and reshoots.

Joss Whedon

Though it is still unknown exactly how much Whedon changed or added to Snyder’s original film – though Whedon has since been credited as one of the scriptwriters – one Justice League fan has started a petition calling on Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s original cut of the film.

Writing on Change.org, Roberto Mata claims that Whedon’s reshoots “did Snyder a disservice” and that his work in post-production “butchered Snyder’s original cut.”

To date, over 98,000 people have signed the petition.

Earlier this month, Whedon upset Justice League fans after he appeared to like a tweet that described the movie’s chief antagonist as “the worst comic book villain of all time”.