Hardcore DC movie fans have launched a change.org petition asking Warner Bros. to restore director Zack Snyder’s original “Justice League” cut, together with Tom Holkenborg’s (Junkie XL) score on home release.
As of this writing, the petition has collected over 19,000 signatures.
DC Movie fan Roberto Mata from San Juan, Puerto Rico launched the petition, condemning changes that were made to the film’s score and run-time following Snyder’s exit in May when his daughter died. Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the film, and composer Holkenborg was replaced with Danny Elfman.
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“All in all, the score is generic, out of place, too whimsical and a rehash of many other scores,” Mata wrote.
The film’s run-time also concerned petitioners. “In early October cinemas confirmed that the runtime [sic] for Justice League will be 2hrs long, much to the shock of fans, who were asking themselves: ‘how will a film that has 6 main characters, their supporting players, a story that revolves around an alien invasion, the terraforming [sic] of earth and the return of a familiar face, would fit in a 2hr runtime [sic]?'” Mata asked.
The petition’s mission statement — which is over 2,400 words — can be read in its entirety by clicking here.
“Justice League” is currently playing in theaters.
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