Actor, Ray Fisher, showed his gratitude to the fans for all the support that has been given to finally get the Snyder Cut of Justice League out, as well as the overwhelming support for the Snyder family after the loss of Autumn Snyder at the young age of twenty. “I know they appreciate it beyond, beyond,” was all Fisher could say before the emotions bubbled to the surface.
Autumn Snyder was one of the family’s eight children, and one of the four that was adopted. Autumn seemed to take after her creative adopted father, by being a gifted writer and a philanthropist. Autumn used her passion to raise $12,425 in 2014 for homeless women and their children with her “Write-A-Thon to End Homelessness For Mothers and Their Children”.
There has been much speculation as to why this talented young woman took her life on March 20, 2017. Denise, Zack’s wife, said that Autumn’s novel was written in the first person and followed a character who felt like an outsider in a new place that had trouble fitting in.
“In the end, she didn’t make it, but her character does, and I think there would something cathartic for people,” Zack said regarding the novel that the family may publish and the proceeds would be donated to charity.
In March of 2017 Snyder withdrew himself during post-production for Justice League, to be with his family after his daughter’s suicide which led to Joss Whedon taking over. Whedon’s theatrical release of Justice League cut down Fisher’s role substantially. Zack Snyder has stated that in his version Cyborg was “in a lot of ways the heart of the movie.”
Many of the supporters of the “Release the Snyder Cut” movement took part in fund raising for mental health charities including the nearly $15,000 raised The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Fisher who played Victor Stone, former superstar athlete that becomes the Cyborg after a horrific accident said “It means the world I know to the Snyders, it means the world to me,” Fisher said after needing to walk of screen to compose himself after his first attempt ended with him tearing up. They were not sad tears; they were that of love. Love for the Snyders and for the fans that supported them during their darkest times.
“We all die, the goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will,” a quote from author Chuck Palahniuk, which Autumn quoted in every single one of her works. One thing is certain all the lives she helped with her philanthropy through her writing is something that will live on through the people she helped and the lives she touched.
Now in our dark times of quarantine due to a global pandemic, Snyder seems to have returned the favor and given us some support in the form of the news that Snyder Cut is being released to HBOMax in 2021.
You can watch the emotional thank you here: