• Sunday, November 17 marked the two-year anniversary of the release of the Justice League movie.
  • Two of the movie's stars, Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck, tweeted their support for the release of the 'Snyder cut' of the film.
  • They join other Justice League stars like Jason Momoa who have also called for the cut's release.

Justice League's release in 2017 was generally seen as a disappointment by many DC fans, and that's partly due to the fact that the original director, Zack Snyder , had to leave the film after his daughter tragically passed away.

Since then, fans have called for the release of the "Snyder Cut," or Snyder's version of the film.

On November 17which is the two-year anniversary of the movieJustice League actors Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck showed their support for the Snyder Cut movement when they both tweeted "#ReleaseTheSnyderCut" within hours of each other. But what exactly is the Snyder Cut?

#ReleaseTheSnyderCut Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck)

#ReleaseTheSnyderCut pic.twitter.com/wssMmlPqEK Gal Gadot (@GalGadot)

Filming for Justice League wrapped in October 2016, and Snyder stepped down as director while the film was in post-production in May 2017. Joss Whedon, a director and screenwriter (known for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity, as well as directing the first two Avengers movies)was previously hired to help write some additional scenes for the movie, then took over to finish production.

In July 2017, the film underwent two months of reshoots , and the long filming schedule cost Warner Bros. an additional $25 million. It also coincided with Henry Cavill's mustached-role in the sixth Mission: Impossible film, which is how his Superman ended up with that awkward upper lip .

Because of the messy post-production drama and reshoots, Justice League fans have clamored to see Snyder's cut and version of the film, sans any rewriting or additional scenes.

Will the Snyder Cut be released?

Now, this is where things get tricky.

Director Kevin Smith told CinemaBlends ReelBlend that the Snyder cut is real, but that he also hasn't actually seen it.

"There is a Snyder cut. For sure. Thats not a mythical beast. It exists. its not a finished movie by any stretch of the imagination. The Snyder Cut that, again I havent seen, but the one Ive heard everyone speak of was never a finished film," Smith said. "It was a movie that people in production could watch and fill in the blanks. It was certainly not meant for mass consumption."

Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill at the Justice League photocall.
Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill at the Justice League photocall.
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However, Cavill previously said that he "doesn't know if [a Snyder cut] actually exists so the only way I can look at it is as a business model, and I don't know what difference it's going to make. There are stories to be told, which need to be told and adjustments that can be made, but that's not going to make any difference."'

A Collider writer also claimed that he had heard that some of the team behind Justice League had called Snyder's version " unwatchable ," and entertainment reporter Josh L. Dickey also claimed that Snyder had actually been fired months before he stepped down as director.

But the Snyder Cut's most enthusiastic fan is none other than Jason Momoa . Momoa played Aquaman in the 2017 movie, and he has frequently posted about releasing the Snyder Cut, which he says he's seen with his own eyes.

"Well lets be honest if it wasnt for this man we wouldnt have Aquaman I love u Zachary synder. Mahalo for showing me the synder cut," Momoa captioned an Instagram video just this past August.

Snyder himself has also called for the release of his original creative vision of the movie, and he retweeted Gadot and Affleck's tweets about his cut.

Neither can Batman. #releasethesnydercut https://t.co/3Y0FxTy5Qp Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder)

This ancient Amazonian cant be wrong. #releasethesnydercut https://t.co/XBdaE1ynkL Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder)