WarnerMedia CEO Blasts "Reprehensible" 'Justice League' Fans Who Reportedly Sent Threats to Movie Execs
Published Mar 22, 2021Last week, the long-awaited "Snyder Cut" of Justice League finally arrived via HBO Max. As we explained in our review, the film often feels like Zack Snyder and his fans one-upping the movie execs who wouldn't let them do what they wanted the first time around. Still, that feeling of tension has bubbled over in bad ways, and a WarnerMedia executive has said some fans have been "reprehensible" about it.
While speaking with Variety, WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff was asked about allegations that some anti-Snyder Cut execs had received threats from angry fans.
"We're not tolerating any of that," she said. "That behaviour is reprehensible no matter what franchise you're talking about or what business you're talking about. It's completely unacceptable. I'm very disappointed in the fans that have chosen to go to that negative place with regard to DC, with regard to some of our executives.
"It's just disappointing because we want this to be a safe place to be. We want DC to be a fandom that feels safe and inclusive. We want people to be able to speak up for the things they love, but we don't want it to be a culture of cancelling things that any small faction isn't happy with. We are not about that. We are about positivity and celebration."
Further, while fans surely feel empowered from their precious Snyder Cut win, Sarnoff was also quick to shoot down any chances of an extended David Ayer cut of the critically reviled Suicide Squad. "We won't be developing David Ayer's cut," she said.
In Canada, Zack Snyder's Justice League can be viewed on Crave. But it's four hours long.