By now, thousands of you have seen Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the four-hour cut of the movie that Snyder and his fans fought for years to see. Snyder is telling fans that this is the unfiltered, raw take on the DC universe. But now that the movie’s out, he’s also explaining that there was SOME compromise with the studio to ensure that his cut arrived, and didn’t interfere with the ongoing plans of the studio and the DCEU.
Zack Snyder was a guest on CinemaBlend’s official podcast, ReelBlend, where he talked at length about the making of the movie, the meanings of certain scenes, and the conversations that happened during the final stretch of delivering Justice League to HBO Max. Snyder told hosts Sean O’Connell, Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy about certain “rules.” Snyder was opening up about the additional photography that he tackled which led to the Knightmare scene featuring Joker (Jared Leto), Mera (Amber Heard) and Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello). As Snyder explained:
One of those compromises that Zack Snyder agreed to was not featuring Green Lantern in his final scene, which ended up having Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) meeting Martian Manhunter (Harry Lennix). But that was supposed to be a Lantern, specifically John Stewart. The studio asked Snyder not to, and he agreed to replace Stewart with J’onn J’onzz.
But Snyder went on to explain that ultimately, he put his foot down and opposed the “rules” because he had one shot at bringing his Snyder Cut of Justice League to his fans. He told ReelBlend:
He has one. And now it’s ours. Justice League is streaming on HBO Max. We’ll have plenty more from our conversation with Zack Snyder, and the full podcast interview will be on ReelBlend on Monday, March 22. Stay tuned.
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