Last year, Zack Snyder stepped away from the Justice League movie to deal with a personal tragedy, and Avengers director Joss Whedon was brought in to handle the reshoots and post-production. By most accounts, the finished film is very different from its initial conception. Nor did Justice League get the box office reception Warner Bros. had hoped to see. In response, hardcore fans have repeatedly demanded to see the mythical Snyder cut of the film, even when they were told it didn’t exist. Today’s Nerdist News is looking at recent developments which suggest that Snyder’s vision for Justice League may actually be real.
[brightcove video_id=”5800444482001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”rJs2ZD8x”]Join host Jessica Chobot as she examines the comments made by Justice League storyboard artist Jay Oliva. On his twitter account, Oliva indicated that there is a Snyder cut. Or at least a complete version of the film minus the reshoots that Snyder had planned to oversee himself.
I think they are responding to people saying that the Snydercut (prior to Whedon’s involvement) does not exist and is not a cohesive story because Zack left. It may not be 100% polished but all of the planned scenes were shot and edited into a full timeline.
— Jay Oliva (@jayoliva1) June 16, 2018
It’s important to note that none of this means that a finished version of Snyder’s cut is simply sitting in a film vault and waiting for fanboy pressure to squeeze it out of Warner Bros.’ grasp. Even if WB was inclined to release it, putting Synder’s cut through post-production and adding the finished special effects would likely be very expensive and time consuming.
That said, it’s not impossible. Over a decade ago, Warner Bros. released Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, which restored most of Richard Donner’s contributions to the film. It’s arguably superior to the version of Superman II that was released in theaters. So there is a precedent for the studio, if the choice is made to revisit Justice League at a later date.
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