Never has a group been as persistent as those behind the Release the Snyder Cut campaign. Nearly two years after the release of Justice League, fans decided to up their game at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego by posting ads for their campaign near the convention center, but that was nothing compared to their latest stunt -- flying a banner plane over the convention.
Warner Bros. and DC are not set to present anything in Hall H, with the former opting to forgo the convention this year. Still, that hasn't stopped fans from hoping they'll get noticed by higher-ups at Warner Bros., hopefully those with the power to secure a copy of the mythical Snyder Cut of Justice League.
Director Zack Snyder was forced to leave the project following a personal tragedy late into the production of Justice League. This resulted in Warner Bros. bringing on The Avengers director Joss Whedon to finish the film. After Justice League was released and proved to be both a critical and financial bomb, Snyder fans solicited Warner Bros. to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of the film. And while most of their stunts have been noteworthy, they've certainly taken things to new heights with today's banner plane.
This is the latest move for those behind #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. Ahead of the official launch of SDCC, billboards and bus stop wraps for the campaign began to pop up nearby the convention center. In those ads, Snyder fans declare they want to see the "real 3 1/2 hour cut" of the film which featured Darkseid. The bus wrap appears to actually feature tweets from fans in support of the movement.
It is also worth noting that half of the money raised for the banner benefited suicide prevention and awareness, though the exact name of the charity the money was donated to was not revealed.
With two days left of SDCC, it remains to be seen what else the folks behind #ReleaseTheSnyderCut have planned. However, even if nothing comes from their persistence, at least they are helping to raise awareness about suicide prevention along the way. So, perhaps the campaign is a success even if the Snyder Cut never gets released.