Christopher Reeve restores the Snyder Cut in fun fan video

The late great Christopher Reeve, who portrayed Clark Kent / Superman in the classic 70s and 80s Donner flicks, restores the Directors Cut of Justice League, saving us all.

Former Superman icon, Christopher Reeve, takes center stage in a hilarious reaction video made by Aurnhammer Films on YouTube. In said video, Reeve attends a showing of the theatrical release of “Justice League” but struggles to move past the first scene where Henry Cavill’s mustache had to be digitally removed.

The aforementioned scene depicts Cavill’s Superman after an heroic save. It’s meant to be a “cell phone” video recorded by two children inspired by their favorite hero. However, pathetic effects ruined the moment. Instead of looking heroic, Cavill’s Man of Steel resembled a characakture of himself.

This scene, along with turbulent reshoots, were a result of Director Joss Whedon’s updated writing that altered the cinematic storyline. Whedon took over directorial duties after Zack and Deborah Snyder stepped back from post-production to deal with a family tragedy.

Soon after “Justice League’s” theatrical release, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut first became a passionate rallying social media cry among fans in 2017. From countless press articles and hundreds of millions of social media mentions, it became a powerful global movement among cinephiles and comic book fans alike. The movement gained major momentum as DC lovers called for Director Zack Snyder’s full vision, plotted soon after “Man of Steel” (2013) to finally be realized.

After the planet wide #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures announced last year that it will exclusively world premiere Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the 2017 feature film “Justice League.” 

Reeve is the defining Superman for entire generations and was the first actor to portray Superman in a block buster movie. Reeve played Clark Kent in Superman: The MovieSuperman IISuperman IIISuperman IV: The Quest For Peace and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.

Historically speaking, 1978’s “Superman: The Movie” was the dawn of superhero cinema. Reeve went on to portray the red caped wonder in three follow up sequels. In total, Reeve played Superman for nearly a decade, ending his run in 1987’s “Superman: The Quest for Peace,” second only to Tom Welling who portrayed Clark Kent for 10 years and Superman for 10 minutes. Statistically speaking, Reeve holds the title for the longest run as Superman.

Zack Benz

Zack Benz has been a fan of the Daily Planet since he was eight years old. The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for him and it’s his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. Zack graduated with a degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2019.

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