As it is, Snyder’s comments are a prime example of why the Snyder Cut movement managed to stay strong over the years. The director’s overwhelming support toward his fans has been apparent ever since his career began, and this was further amplified throughout the film’s campaign.
In a report from CinemaBlend, Sean O’Connell, the author of the Release the Snyder Cut: The Crazy True Story Behind the Fight That Saved Zack Snyder’s Justice League, shared an excerpt of his conversation with Zack Snyder about claims of him having a “toxic fandom” leading up to the release of his cut.
Snyder opened up by firmly pointing out that there are critics who are “sour grapes,” admitting that he was “held back” from confronting them:
“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.”
The director also suggested that a “direct conversation” with those folks would be welcome, citing his confidence that he can “make a list” of every wrong report or claim about him and his Justice League
It isn’t surprising that there were detractors of Snyder’s vision ever since the DCEU was launched in 2013. It even became a major topic of discussion among fans, ultimately leading to a divisive battle that made everyone pick sides.