Zack Snyder Says His Fans Aren’t Toxic, ‘Have Done More Good Than Any Other Group’

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For one reason or another, fans of Zack Snyder’s cinematic vision of the DC Universe have been vilified on the Internet. I will admit I found them a little annoying and I don’t think Man of Steel was a good movie, and I say that as a longtime Superman fan.

Still, I don’t think that liking a few bad movies and being kind of annoying about wanting to see Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is “toxic.”

There have been endless essays (and essays that feel endless) about how Zack Snyder’s fans are terrible and releasing the Snyder Cut, which is coming to HBO Max in about a month, would be immoral and “rewarding toxic behavior.”

Those narratives mostly went away for some reason and all of the stars joined in the chorus to release the Snyder Cut.

Zack Snyder has his fans back, though, implying to CinemaBlend that the narrative that they were toxic was pushed to protect Joss Whedon.

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. Some direct conversation would be nice.

Whedon was a darling of feminist circles until very recently, and so I can believe people would come out of the woodwork to smear anyone implying Snyder would have done a better job.

Snyder had some really nice things to say about his fans.

And so, in what world do you have any credibility anywhere, to any- one? 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.

The reason Snyder left the project is his 20-year-old daughter committed suicide. His fans stuck by him and fought for him to have the opportunity to finish what he started after he had time to heal from his personal tragedy.  He’s clearly noticed and appreciates it.

Personally, I’m not a huge fan, but I do think there’s room for superhero films that don’t follow the Marvel formula. And like I’ve said before it’s not like the Snyder Cut could possibly be worse than Whedon’s version of Justice League.

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