Justice League has already hit the theaters. The movie has brought in, in the simplest terms, massive mixed feelings. The views on the Justice League seem to be more polarizing than Trump’s Mexican wall proposal. On one hand, fans think the movie is an art that brings in nostalgia and awesomeness to the big screens without sacrificing the expectations of its loyal fan base. On the other hand, the critics are still following the same trend that they were with pre-Wonder Woman DC movies. The Rotten Tomatoes score for the movie currently stands at 41%.
The movie saw massive edits to Snyder’s version which was almost perfect, but WB interfered like always and significantly edited the material for an unusual obsession with 2-hour movies.
That being said, the movie has this one particular scene featuring Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman which didn’t make it to the final cut of the movie along with several other cuts. The actors in an interview with Rajeev Masand revealed how sad they were to lose this scene.
“Remember that one scene we did that got cut out of it? This is a great scene, I pull out my little flask and I’m like (grunts and offers the flask), and it’s Wonder Woman she’s like ‘no thank you’. It’s just a, she’s such a lady ya know what I mean and I’m such a, just a big dumb-dumb and she’s like ‘no thank you, Arthur’.”
It makes a sense why this scene wasn’t there in the movie as it doesn’t seem to play any vital role to move the story further. Although the movie did have a hilarious scene where Aquaman was sitting on Lasso of Truth and starts complementing Wonder Woman and says “no offense, but you have no powers” to Batman. Seeing more of the two sharing some funny moments would have been even better and we are quite hopeful to see it along with many other deleted scenes in the home video release.
Earlier, one of the visual effects artist from the Wonder Woman movie named LDN_Film answered some of the questions about Justice League on Reddit. Among many topics, there was this topic about the original post credit scenes which featured Green Lantern. On which he said:
“The original after credit scene that was shot in principal photography was Bruce being woken in the night in his lake house by a green light and being visited by Tomar Re and Kilowog. It was cut fairly early on during post.”
Apart from this post-credit scene, multiple scenes were also cut from the movie. A Vimeo user uploaded six deleted scenes from the movie which didn’t make it to the theatrical run. One of those scenes showed Keirsey Clemons’ cameo as Iris West who was saved by Barry from a deadly car accident.
The rest five scenes include Cyborg. One showed him learning how to fly, another scene showed him analyzing a weapon’s data, in one scene he was shown approaching to a Nazi base, another one in the Kryptonian ship and the last one showed him controlling hundreds of missiles just like Magneto did in X-Men: First Class.
Earlier, it was revealed by Jason Momoa that there was one more character that was supposed to be in the movie but was cut off. It was Nuidis Vulko, which was played by Willem Dafoe. Jason Momoa revealed why he was cut from the Justice League movie. He said:
“There’s a place where [Aquaman] goes down to, and it got cut out of the movie,” Momoa said. “He knows spots where he can go and he can see these statues, the remnants of [Atlantis]. There’s Vulko–obviously, we’ll have way more scenes with Vulko, Willem Dafoe–in [the 2018 standalone] Aquaman. There just wasn’t enough time in this movie.”
Comic book fans know Nuidis Vulko is to the Aquaman mythos, and Momoa revealed the role he will play in the film universe’s future King of Atlantis.
“Vulko’s his connection to Atlantis,” Momoa said. “I think what Zack [Snyder] and I did, we were kind of trying to establish that he was taken down there as a boy, and he was an outcast, he was a half-breed, and he was built up as a young boy, because he was fed all these ideas by Vulko–that he was the rightful king. And he gets down there, and he’s a half breed, he’s impure, and I’m just made to feel like I’m this disease. So after that, I was like, ‘f*** you, f*** you, I’m on my own.'”
That’s one of the reasons why Aquaman resents Atlanteans so much, and this was something that fans noticed in his brief appearance in Atlantis.
“He hates Atlanteans, he cannot stand being on land. He just–he’s stuck in the tide. That’s what Zack wanted,” Momoa continued. “He was a blue collar worker. The guy worked in very lonely places, on oil rigs, he’d weld, and he could just be in peace, and he could exist on there and no one would know his secret. But there’s things where ships went down and he couldn’t save enough people, and he lost friends. The humanity side of him can’t deal with this power that he doesn’t know how to control yet.”
But alas, none of these scenes were in the theatrical cut of the Justice League movie and as the movie nears its home video release, we expect more deleted scenes surfacing. Fans are looking forward to the extended edition of the movie that might include all these deleted scenes but they have to wait for some time.