Cyborg actor supports release of Batman Forever’s Schumacher cut

Photo: Batman Forever.. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe
Photo: Batman Forever.. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe /

Doom Patrol and Cyborg actor Joivan Wade wants to see the Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever get released.

The Multiverse is big enough for two Cyborgs and for both of them to be in the news. While Ray Fisher has been in the headlines because of his ongoing dispute with Warner Bros. and because of a potential DCEU return in The Flash, Joivan Wade, who plays Cyborg on DC Universe‘s Doom Patrol, has attempted bring attention to the illusive Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever.

Wade, like so many fans lately, wants to see the uncut fully realized vision the late Joel Schumacher had for Batman Forever reach fruition. He shot a video with Cameo, posted to the RTSchumacherCut Twitter page, requesting HBO Max to release Schumacher’s original cut of the film.

“The people want it, they’ve seen the Snyder Cut being released, and now they’re drumming up for the Schumacher Cut, so I’ve gotta get behind my people,” Wade said in his Cameo, invoking the honor Warner Bros. and HBO Max bestowed on Justice League director Zack Snyder and the DC film fanbase.

The push for The Snyder Cut’s release was so successful the money truck was backed up to finish it and it will drop on HBO Max next year in the form of a four-part miniseries.

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The campaign had been brewing for a few years. In 2018, Zack Snyder started sharing storyboards, concept art, and behind-the-scenes images and answered questions from fans on his preferred social media platform Vero. That, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag and billboards at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 kept the pot boiling.

Some of the same Snyder and DC faithfuls hope to have the same results with other reshot and recut films. And so we see appeals circulating online for the release of David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad, the proverbial Schumacher Cut, and Sidney J. Furie’s original 134-minute cut of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, believe it or not.

Warner Bros. isn’t showing interest thus far in the restoration of Schumacher’s cut – if Batman Forever can even be restored to its pre-theatrical state. They confirm it exists but that doesn’t equate to the footage and original negatives being in pristine shape after over 20 years.

The prolific director sadly passed away earlier this summer after a battle with cancer and fans of Batman Forever have been campaigning for its release, viewing it as the ultimate tribute to him.

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