Chris Evans New Movie 'Snowpiercer' Release Plea After Captain America Death Rumors

By James Knight on Jan 13, 2014 10:05 PM EST

Chris Evans is one of the hottest stars on the planet right now, so naturally it is hard to understand why Marvel might want to kill his character off in the upcoming Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. However, that is the latest rumor circling the film. Even more mind boggling is why The Weinstein Company has yet to release Evans' 2012 Korean-made movie Snowpiercer. Now the minds behind the Free Loki solo movie petition are stepping up for the Avenger, to finally get the movie released. Denise Heard-Bashur, founder of Free Loki and now Free Snowpiercer, has released an exclusive press statement to us about the new petition:

“While I've spent the past six months gathering support for a proposed solo Loki film with the Free Loki campaign I've also been keeping up with the turns of events regarding the film Snowpiercer, written and directed by Bong Joon-ho. Though it has been released in Korea and France and will soon be released in Japan and the UK it has yet to be given a US release date. Meanwhile it has won an admirable amount of awards at various international film festivals including awards for best director, best cinematography and best supporting actress.

“The Weinstein Company secured US distribution rights for Snowpiercer however Harvey Weinstein is intent upon slashing up to 25 minutes from the film as well as adding voice-overs for the purpose of making the film more understandable and watchable for Americans, particularly those in the Midwest, according to Naturally Joon-ho is against such alterations. Many feel such a cut would kill the backstory and necessary character development, sacrificing the true message and soul of the story making the film no more than a cool action movie. Weinstein and Joon-ho are at an impasse in this regard, and no US release date will be set until an agreement is made.

“Meanwhile the rest of the world is able to see the film, in its intended form, while Americans are kept in the dark. The idea that we are incapable of comprehending the film's hard lessons regarding classism is ridiculous. Why? Because it is a Korean-made film by a Korean director? Many filmgoers, even American ones, are able to appreciate ideas no matter their origin because they aren't exclusive to one culture. Classism is a problem that has plagued all of humanity and continues to do so to this day, even in the United States. Beyond that the film's dialog is mostly in English with a notably recognizable cast of American and British actors including Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer.

“There is absolutely no reason, beyond profiteering, why this film should be held hostage from the American public. We deserve to see its message, its art and to expand our thoughts beyond our own borders. Korean-made films have yet to be given a decent chance to be seen by general audiences in the US despite their critical and financial acclaim elsewhere. Snowpiercer could easily be the pioneer we've all been waiting for.

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