Batman Forever Fans Get #ReleaseTheSchumacherCut Trends On Social Media
Fans hoping to see Batman Forever’s Joel Schumacher Cup trending #ReleaseTheSchumacherCut on social media to mark the film’s 26th anniversary
Joel Schumacher fans had a “trending event” today and got the hashtag #ReleaseTheSchumacherCut on social media to help get enough publicity to push Warner Bros. to agree to release the director’s cut from Joel Schumacher’s 1995 hit film Batman Forever.
Following the success of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut social media campaign which saw Zack Snyder’s vision for 2017 Justice League As the film comes to fruition, fans have been emboldened to try and squeeze out cuts from other notable directors. In the case of Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever cut, the “director’s cut” stands out because it both exists (which is a big help in terms of directing) and is drastically different from the critically released version of the film. .
With Batman forever, it also has to do with the fact that the director passed away in June 2020. Schumacher had directed a number of more critically acclaimed films, such as land of tigers and Fall, and therefore fans believe that the release of its original version of Batman forever would help his legacy.
The timing of the trending event coincided with the 26th anniversary of Batman foreverreleased in 1995. The event had the hashtag trending today, with a few popular tweets, including Movies That Matter, noting that the film could have gone deeper into psychological issues…
I like the theatrical cut of Batman Forever (1995) but you can say that Joel Schumacher wanted to go further in the Why? From Batman. Why did this man need to become the dark knight. WB deemed it too dark and wanted more jokes A darker, darker version exists#ReleaseTheSchumacherCut pic.twitter.com/EI2SynTXy1
– Movies that Maher with the Viking (@MoviesThatMaher) June 16, 2021
And, of course, the official Schumacher Cut Twitter account provided a number of compelling posts about the proposed version of Schumacher …
One of the most significant events was the discovery that the cut exists and is seen as an improvement. Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who is credited for writing Batman forever as well as the film’s two original writers, Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler, have seen the Schumacher Cut and he thinks fans should be able to see it as well.
Schumacher struggled to try and maintain a dark atmosphere for the film as the studio wanted a brighter, more family-friendly approach to Batman and his villains, with the film featuring Jim Carrey as Riddler and Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. like Chris O’Donnell bringing Robin to life. This conflicted with Schumacher’s desire to make a darker film, with a brooding Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne / Batman.
Goldsman noted, “I got to see it recently, the very first one, which was called Preview Cut One. And it was really dark, it was a pretty psychological exploration of guilt and shame.”
The hashtag is trending today, so we’ll see if it has any impact on future plans for Warner Bros. with the project. The company has previously said it has no plans to release the Schumacher Cut, but the hope is eternal.
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