According to a Rolling Stone investigation, Zack Snyder's online supporters are among the most devoted and questionable out there. The director's part is that he paid for the original film of Justice League while also supporting Warner Bros' other projects, although he is currently working with Netflix.
Zack Snyder is one of the most divisive major filmmakers in the world right now. Where critics dismiss his films as overly serious given their subject matter and borderline Ayn Randian, his fan base is one of the most dedicated and questionably fanatical out there. According to a very disturbing new story, Zack Snyder's legendarily online supporters may be a little less grassroots than previously thought.
According to Rolling Stone's claim, Zack Snyder was behind the online movement to get the so-called Snyder Cut of Justice League produced. In May of 2017, Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon was drafted in to complete the film, resulting in a poorly received film and persistent allegations of toxic and abusive behavior. Warner Bros had to raise another $70 million to cover the film's expenses.
According to Rolling Stone, Zack Snyder engaged with numerous anonymous insiders and sources in order to obtain his version of Justice League. He also claims that he himself was involved in several bot-driven campaigns in his name, as well as that a substantial number of fan accounts calling for the release of his cut of the film were fake accounts (estimated to be 12-13%).
Zack Snyder dismisses Rolling Stone and their anonymous sources. The director has since left Warner Bros (where he was once a key player in their effort to create a DC Comics-based shared universe of films to compete with Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe) and is currently working with Netflix.