The stars of the DC movie universe are turning out on social media to lend their suppoort to a resurgent fan push to release of one of the world’s biggest unseen mysteries: director Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League.
On the two-year anniversary of Justice League's Nov. 17, 2017 release, Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot sent out a short and sweet photo tweet calling for Warner Bros. to release the infamously elusive Snyder cut, starting a chain reaction of tweets from her fellow stars and earning a retweet from Snyder himself. It all comes, evidently, in response to Justice League fans, who've pushed the superhero ensemble up the trending charts on social media over the weekend.
Gadot’s black-and-white photo tweet was quickly followed by a similar black-and-white image from Cyborg actor Ray Fisher, while Batman actor Ben Affleck followed with a "#releasethesnydercut" tweet of his own. Fisher’s message cryptically came with the “two years” reference to the movie’s anniversary:
With fans using the movie’s anniversary as an opportunity to press for the Snyder version’s release, former DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, who worked with Snyder on Justice League, shared a text from DC fan podcaster Tim Yoko, who asked for — and got — her blessing to add her name to the list of supporters.
Momoa has been at the forefront of the movement to get Snyder’s definitive version of the movie into fans’ hands, saying early and often that the Snyder cut is real, and that it’s awesome. He reignited the topic all over again earlier this month, blasting out a (yes, black and white) Instagram post of an Aquaman moment — along with the by-now obligatory hashtag #releasethesnydercut.
Do DC’s superheroes know something’s up, or is it just a fun way to commemorate the two-year mark after Justice League’s release? Like the vigil fans have been keeping for the Snyder cut itself, we’ll just have to wait and see.