Justice League was certainly a step in the right direction, but the movie still failed significantly at the Box office. It turned out to be yet another critical dud following the path of Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. But this movie, in particular, was surrounded by major controversies which did more harm than good. This movie was shortened and completed by Joss Whedon, which is why the infamous ‘Snyder Cut’ has been in demand for a long time now.
As we know, Justice League was already a mess during its production as the director, Zack Snyder had to depart from the movie and Joss Whedon was brought to complete it. Then, later on, things started to unravel about Zack Snyder’s departure, as many reports claimed that Zack Snyder was fired from the movie way before his daughter’s tragic death, and WB used that incident to cover it all up. Zack Snyder’s silence actually proves it all right as he denied doing any sort of press tours or interviews for the movie and he even supported the petition for releasing the Snyder Cut.
The Snyder Cut has been confirmed to exist by Justice League Storyboard artist Jay Oliva, as he did say that Snyder had a cut which he was happy with and was 99% shot and arranged in the serial order of the story. But the cut was nowhere close to being finished as the post-production details were not added into that, which means that cut did not have any special effects or sound score added to it.
Snyder presented that to WB who did not like it, and that is why they let Snyder go, called Whedon on board who ordered significant reshoots according to what WB wanted. From there on, a movie which was supposed to be around 2 hours 45 minutes ended up becoming less than 2 hours when it finally came out.
But after the release, the fans have majorly demanded the original cut of the movie, and come this San Diego Comic-Con, many fans believed the certain rumored facts that WB is going to announce a Snyder Cut to come out in the future. Well, this is not really the case and we now have an official confirmation upon this. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal has given us the final confirmation that nothing of this sorts is actually going to happen. Here’s what the article read:
“The studio isn’t planning to mention a Snyder cut or to release any alternate versions of Justice League, a senior executive confirmed.”
Superman actor, Henry Cavill spoke to Yahoo Movies UK during the Mission: Impossible – Fallout press tour, where he specifically mentioned that a Snyder Cut for Justice League won’t be of any good to anyone. It is now a story of the past and we should really focus upon the future now. He said:
“I don’t know if [a Snyder cut] actually exists so the only way I can look at it is as a business model, and I don’t know what difference it’s going to make. There are stories to be told, which need to be told and adjustments that can be made, but that’s not going to make any difference. They’re not going to release it into cinemas and so they’re not going to suddenly make an extra few hundred million. So it would be interesting to see what the difference is, but I’d rather focus on the future rather than what’s been.”
This is absolutely right as WB have already lost money on the movie, and they are surely not going to invest extra funds into a cut and then release it at the theatres expecting more returns. That is surely not practical. It would be better for all of us to just focus upon the upcoming 4 DC movies till the next year or so.
Aquaman will hit the theatres on December 21 this year and it will be followed by Shazam! which comes out on April 5, 2019. After that, Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix comes out on October 4, 2019, and the year will end with Wonder Woman 1984 which comes out on November 1, 2019.