"We were like: 'This is a fine fantasy, but I don't think it's ever gonna be anything real'..." - hmv.com talks to Zack & Deborah Snyder
When the combined forces of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash finally made their appearance together on the big screen in DC's Justice League in 2017, it's fair to say that not everybody was thrilled with the results.
There were, in fairness, some extenuating circumstances - and some tragic ones at that. Mid-way through shooting, the film's original director Zack Snyder suffered the terrible sudden loss of his daughter Autumn, pulling out of the film as a result and leaving Warner Bros. to bring in Joss Whedon to finish the job.
The resulting film turned out very differently to the one originally envisioned by Snyder, and before long what began as an online campaign to 'release the Snyder Cut' had turned into a full-on campaign.
We've seen this kind of thing before, of course: in the wake of the Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi a similar campaign emerged to have the film struck from the canon and remade from scratch.
This time, however, was different. The campaign to release Snyder's orignal version of teh film soon grew so large that Warner Bros. eventually relented, with Snyder handed full control of the project and an announcement made that the 'Snyder Cut' was set to become a reality.
Snyder's epic, four-hour extravaganza finally made its way to the big screen earlier this year and on Monday (May 24) Zack Snyder's Justice League finally arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.
Ahead of its release we spoke to Zack and Deborah Snyder about how an idea led by a handful of vocal fans finally became a reality - watch our interview below...