Ben Affleck, who earned the nickname "Sad Affleck" after critical reviews began unspooling, has reportedly been unhappy and humiliated with the project's reception. Other leads, Amy Adams and Henry Cavill, have implied critics were never the target audience. "The audience's voice is loudest and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken," Cavill said in March. Affleck's follow-up: "I agree." Snyder, an easy punching bag for detractors, stood up for his vision: "I don't know how else to do it ... so it is what it is."
Will everyone be able to get behind Justice League when it arrives in November 2017? Until then, there's a glimmer of good news -- at least for existing fans. Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition, which touts a yeah-no-you're-reading-this-correctly three-hour run time, Jena Malone's cut character, and grittier fight scenes, drops June 28 (DVD) and July 17 (Blu-Ray).