Justice League Director Zack Snyder Defends 'Toxic' Fanbase, Describes Critics 'Sour Grapes'

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Fans of the DC Extended Universe, especially the "SnyderVerse" are some of the most passionate people you'll come across in all of the nerd cultures, and thanks to their efforts, we're finally going to get the famed Snyder Cut of Justice League. However, even though the movement became a success, some people still call the fandom toxic.

That remark doesn't exactly sit well with Zack Snyder himself who defended his "toxic" fanbase. In the new book titled Release the Snyder Cut: The Crazy True Story Behind the Fight That Saved Zack Snyder's Justice League written by Sean O'Connell, Snyder slammed the critics of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, describing them as sour grapes.

Snyder also explains that as much as he wanted to fire back at them during that time, he was being held back by people he refused to mention. He says: "I just think that's sour grapes. There's really no other way to say it. We know the people who were the architects of that narrative, and it's pretty obvious what their agenda is. Those are people that I've been held back from confronting, by wiser people in the room. Because I'd love to get at some of these characters."

On the subject of his supporters being called out for their "toxicity", Snyder quickly came to their defense and even pointed out that his fans were responsible for raising money for suicide prevention. He continued: "And so, in what world do you have any credibility anywhere, to anyone? I would love the opportunity to just say to the world, and to fandom in general, who these fakers are and what should be done to them, or with them. It's just a bunch of BS. In regards to that toxic fandom, or it's a win for toxic fandom,' again, in what world does this ‘toxic fandom' raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for suicide prevention? How is that toxic fandom? They've probably achieved more than any other fan base, [and done more] good than any other group. So I don't understand."

It's quite unfortunate that Snyder didn't have any chance to defend himself from allegations several years back and honestly, I don't know why he was being held back in the first place. It's easy to point fingers at this point and one would assume that Warner Bros. had something to do with the director getting censored.

Still, at least Snyder finally got the opportunity to speak about it today so that fans will hear his side of the story. At the end of the day, we can consider ourselves the true winners of this entire ordeal as we're set to witness DCEU history unfold. I honestly can't wait any longer for the Snyder Cut.

Speaking of, Zack Snyder's Justice League hits HBO Max on March 18, 2021.

Also Read: Justice League Snyder Cut Officially Gets R-Rating for HBO Max

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