The popular furore that spawned Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the event that gave fans back the Justice League as Snyder thought, may have been heavily manipulated, according to a document discussed by Rolling Stone.
The release of Zack Snyder’s Justice Leaguethe Director’s Cut of the film that Snyder had had to sell to Joss Whedon due to force majeure, was a particular event: beyond its quality, it represented a moment in which the fan A.D and the director squared off to push the Warner Bros. to restore the meaning to the film that it originally had. Still, according to an article on Rolling Stonealong with sincere fans, there may have been considerable artificial manipulation of the campaign …
Bot, fake account and Zack Snyder behind the Justice League comeback?
Rolling Stone got his hands on an ‘survey commissioned by Warner Bros. on the movements #ReleaseTheSnyderCut And #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, which may have been not entirely spontaneous, albeit supported by many real fans in the flesh, in absolute honesty. Analysts found that the 13% of accounts that revived these activities were fake or bot (against an average of 5% on Twitter). Even the site forsnydercut.com, theoretically set up by fans, would be run by a digital marketing consultant specializing in attracting traffic, with a fan face of the operation, Fiona Zheng, who mysteriously disappeared into thin air after the release of the Snyder Cut. Furthermore, it would appear that much of the negative traffic against Warner Bros for the Justice League affair was concentrated on three specific accounts, strategically placed on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
But who would orchestrated all of this? The ground becomes slippery: according to several anonymous sources collected by Rolling Stone, Snyder behaved “like a Lex Luthor“behind the scenes, even threatening the producers Jon Berg And Geoff Johns from retaliation via social media, if they had not agreed to remove their signature from the Snyder Cut. In other words, it is logically suggested (but without evidence) that it was Snyder himself and his entourage who manipulate and inflate the protestto put Warner Bros in the corner and allow the director to rework the film.
If this were true, it would be very sad, especially because, beyond the manipulation and its limits, Zack Snyder’s Justice League it seemed to us one of the most interesting and sensible results, in good times and bad times that fandoms often try to influence on the net. And the Justice League arrived in the hall in 2017, it was truly an incomplete work with no identity. We would take the liberty of advising true fans, if they feel angry at being manipulated, to at least take it philosophically for this reason.
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