Warner Bros recently posted a tweet announcing its new CEO. They announced BBC Studios Americas president Ann Sarnoff as their new head. This is the first time a woman will ever take a lead role in the company.
Sarnoff will replace former CEO Kevin Tsujihara following his resignation in March. He had been accused of having a s*xual relationship with an actress in exchange for music roles.
After the recent appointment announcement, Justice League fans immediately responded to the tweet by asking Sarnoff to release the Snyder Cut. This refers to a rumoured Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League which may not actually exist.
Warner Bros. is proud to announce our new Chair and CEO, Ann Sarnoff. Welcome to the WB family! #WarnerBros https://t.co/LBEamrL89l pic.twitter.com/zOoKYm7sde
— Warner Bros. (@warnerbros) June 24, 2019
A lot of the responses to the tweet had the hashtag, #ReleasetheSnyderCut. Snyder had had to leave the Justice League production unfinished after he had a family tragedy. The director of Avengers, Joss Whedon, then had to step in for reshoots.
The final theatrical release was, however, not very popular among fans. They felt Snyder’s vision was not followed and it was not well executed.
Fans have since been waiting for a release of the director’s cut they hoped would hold more of Snyder’s vision.
Congrats to Ann Sarnoff. I hope she does better job than what old ex did.we demand her Integrity to make wb better example. Hope she does#ReleaseTheSnyderCut #ReleaseTheAyerCut #BRINGBACKZACK #BRINGBACKBEN #makemos2happen
— Jacob#RELEASETHESNYDERCUT#BringBackZack Parademon3 (@SHOGUN4WEREWOLF) June 24, 2019
Please make sure that the first order of business is to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut pic.twitter.com/86k903g1PD
— Apratim Tripathi (@nard_doggo) June 24, 2019
Congratulations Ann. I look forward to WB returning to the Creator driven studio it once was. Please know that many of us are more than ready to buy a product you have with the Directors Cut of Justice League. Congratulations again!#ReleaseTheSnyderCut
— Brandon Valenza (@The_Meatball_84) June 24, 2019
Interestingly, fans had raised over $24,000 in an effort to raise awareness about Snyder’s efforts. Justice League was an unexpected epic failure at the cinemas.
Nevertheless, it inspired Warner Bros studios to focus on telling single superhero stories of Shazam and Aquaman.