Justice League may have been released back in 2017, but the conversation around the ill-fated DC blockbuster hasn't slowed down since. Much of those talks have been around the Snyder Cut of the movie, which would have been quite different than the one that ultimately arrived in theaters. Zack Snyder departed the project after a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon coming in to rework and finish Justice League in time for its intended release date. And now Snyder has seemingly confirmed that his cut of the movie does exist.
The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement has been growing steadily over the past few years, making some major strides recently. After crowdfunding to advertise at San Diego Comic-Con and even getting the support of the Justice League cast, there was still some question as to whether or not the Snyder Cut actually existed. But now the filmmaker has put that conversation to rest, posting on Vero:
Do you hear that? It's the sound of countless fans cheering. It looks like the Snyder Cut does indeed exist, and the Zack Snyder seemingly has access to it. As such, the campaign to get it released to the public will likely become even louder in the near future.
It looks like the 300 and Batman v Superman filmmaker does indeed have his own original cut of Justice League. Zack Snyder has been revealing unseen images from his version of the film on Vero for months now, but there was still some question as to whether or not the full Snyder Cut existed. But his recent post made things clear. In the comments to his post, he also responded to another Vero user, and made it clear that he was sick of hearing that his cut of the movie didn't exist.
There you have it, the Snyder Cut of Justice League is a real thing. But just if/when we might be able to see his original vision for the blockbuster remains a mystery. The movie was a big fiscal loss for Warner Bros. when it arrived in theaters, so it seems unlikely that the studio will invest more money in a re-release. But given how much fan interest is involved, perhaps WB can be convinced.
Of course, the now-confirmed Snyder Cut likely isn't a finished product. While the movie's principal photography might have been covered, Zack Snyder's version of Justice League likely has plenty of missing visual effects and CGI. This process is usually done during post-production, but everyone working on Justice League had to work hard in order to complete the theatrical cut on time. So if Zack Snyder's version of the movie ever becomes available, there should still be some elements missing.
It should be interesting to see how the campaign for the Snyder Cut continues to gain speed, especially given the director's recent revelation about its validity. The pipe dream of the alternate Justice League seemed impossible following the movie's box office and critical failure. But the past few months have seen some major steps forward. The cast of the movie recently joined the movement, including the likes of Gal Gadot and even Ben Affleck. But Warner Bros. hasn't revealed any plans to make this a reality, so the conversation will continue.
The next installment in the DCEU is Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which will arrive on February 7th, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies. And our 2020 release list to look ahead toward the New Year.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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