Given that Zack Snyder's Justice League is only weeks away from its eventual HBO Max debut, the marketing for the film has ramped up in the past few days. Snyder has been leading the charge, sharing several posters and tidbits to dial more hype for the much-anticipated release this March.
It's no secret that the Snyder Cut will be far different from the 2017 theatrical version of the film. That being said, the visionary director also pointed out how his movie differs from Joss Whedon's iteration, admitting that he will not use any footage from the previous version .
One of the stark differences of Zack Snyder's Justice League is that it will not utilize Cyborg's "boo-yah" catchphrase . As expected, this led to a divisive reaction online among fans.
Now, the actor who portrays Cyborg in the DCEU has shared his reaction to the issue.
RAY FISHER REACTS ON CYBORG'S BOO-YAH LINE
In a tweet , Ray Fisher defended Zack Snyder's decision to not use Cyborg's iconic “boo-yah” line in his Justice League . The actor pointed out that fans should not be upset with the omission because they wouldn't have the same reaction if other catchphrases of characters like Superman and Wonder Woman were cut from the film.
Serious reflective question for folks that take issue with Cyborg not saying “booyah” in Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Are you just as upset that none of the other characters are using catchphrases? (i.e. “Great Hera!”, “This looks like a job for...”, etc.) If not, why is that?
NO CATCHPHRASES IN SNYDER'S DCEU
Fisher has been the champion of Zack Snyder's Justice League ever since it was announced last May, and this latest comment of support is a fascinating addition to the actor's long list of reactions about the famous director's cut. As is, it's always good to hear Fisher's stand regarding the matter, adding another layer of context for those fans that are criticizing the decision.
The “boo-yah” line has been a key part of the Snyder Cut discussion in the past months, with Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg even claiming that the catchphrase was the main reason behind Fisher being upset during the re-shoots of the 2017 film. This is just one example of the continued back-and-forth between Fisher and Warner Bros., and this issue hasn't been resolved as of late.
Without a doubt, the inclusion of Cyborg's iconic line is entertaining on the surface, but it was made clear by Snyder that his Justice League will do a deep dive into these characters. Thus, it makes sense that adding “boo-yah” to the narrative could feel forced, considering that Cyborg's journey is expected to be at the forefront of the Snyder Cut.
The main selling point of the Snyder Cut is the development of the heroes (and villains) that have been introduced in the larger canon, and it will be exciting to find out how Snyder will use this version to propel these characters moving forward.
Zack Snyder's Justice League has the potential to reinvent the DCEU characters that fans know and love, and it's safe to say that certain heroic catchphrases are not needed to accomplish that.