Justice League director Zack Snyder is under the lens this week after a scathing report from Rolling Stone detailed his work on DC’s superhero movie. Accusing the director of theft and egging on violent fans, the report has few kind words about the director.
Zack Snyder responds to “hit piece”
After the report spread like wildfire across the internet, Snyder and colleagues came out to denounce the report. Via The Direct, both Snyder and Cyborg actor Ray Fisher have claimed that the report is factually untrue.
Firstly, Fisher claimed that the report was inaccurate as it claimed he and others refused to comment. The actor also claimed that the report was “offensive, dangerous, and willfully evasive of fact”. As it turns out, Fisher’s team was contacted, but they were given an extremely tight deadline to respond.
Zack Snyder himself also commented on the story. The director, now beloved by fans, explained that he doesn’t believe people should dwell on “negativity and rumours”. He said:
“As an artist it was fulfilling to be able to finally see my vision realized after such a difficult time in my life and for it to be so well received. I am grateful to both the fan community and Warner Bros. for allowing this to happen. To dwell on negativity and rumors serves no one… if this is indeed a balanced article, I hope that all the good work the fandom has done (including charity donations) is being represented.”
Afterwards, the director posted an update to his Vero account. It says: “If I advance follow me. If I retreat kill me. If I die avenge me.”
Just more Warner drama?
Despite the troubling reports, Warner Bros is likely not worrying about the drama surrounding Zack Snyder. As far as we know, Snyder now has little to do with the DCEU, and it looks like the SnyderVerse will not continue.
Furthermore, with the worrying reports about The Flash star Ezra Miller, Warner Bros has bigger issues on its hands. With multiple arrests and fan campaigns boycotting the actor, it’s fair to say that trouble is still brewing.
Nevertheless, these reports are a stain on what was a momentous occasion for Snyder fans. Outside of the crowd that were performing hate speech online, there were genuine fans just looking for proper movie.