As the first month of 2021 comes to a close, Warner Bros. and HBO Max are inching closer to a release that's been building up anticipation for most of the last two years: the Snyder Cut.
After the project was officially given the go-ahead last spring, Justice League director Zack Snyder dove into the deep end with the opportunity to bring his vision of the team-up movie to life. Coupled with the disturbing news in the summer of Joss Whedon's reported actions on the movie's set after taking over for Snyder, this movie is quickly becoming one of the biggest events of the year.
Snyder has spent the last few months teasing what will be different about his cut than the original in 2017, especially relating to the starring characters of Justice League. The DCEU mainstay has often lamented how heroes like Batman and Superman were changed so drastically after everything he set up since 2013.
At the center of much of this drama is Ray Fisher's Cyborg, who was addressed in Snyder's latest social media blast.
"BOO-NAH" FOR RAY FISHER'S CYBORG
In the comments section of a recent Vero post, via Twitter, a fan asked Justice League director Zack Snyder if Ray Fisher's Cyborg says "Boo-yah" in the Snyder Cut. Not leaving any doubt, Snyder simply responded "hell no."
The interaction can be seen below:
SNYDER DOUBLES UP ON FISHER'S BOO-YAH STANCE
Even though "Boo-yah" is one of Cyborg's classic catchphrases from the pages of DC Comics, Fisher shared his frustrations with using it in Justice League. He reportedly didn't want to be relegated to being "the cool Black dude," and this footnote was one of many points of contention in his continuing battles with Warner Bros, Joss Whedon, and the movie's producers.
The line gained popularity from the animated Cyborg that played a key role in Cartoon Network's Teen Titans series, but Fisher and Snyder seem intent on making the live-action take a more mature version of the character. Fisher indicated last summer that fans shouldn't expect to hear this phrase when the Snyder Cut arrives, and it's unsurprising that Snyder shares those sentiments.
Snyder has often called Ray Fisher's Cyborg the heart of his movie, which is likely more meaningful now considering the issues Fisher has with Joss Whedon. Fisher has also shown unwavering support for the Snyder Cut through the controversy, and his hero will be someone to whom fans will pay close attention as the promotional tour continues.
The Snyder Cut of Justice League is set for release on HBO Max on March 18, 2021.