Zack Snyder Cut was the first version of Justice League to be released in 2017 but got canceled due to Zack’s family crisis. Joss Whedon came to direct half of the film in his place and edited it in his style. However, Snyder cut was released in HBO Max after three years, divided into six parts for the viewer’s comfort.
Here is the list of 10 scenarios where The Snyder Cut was more inclusive than Whedon’s Theatrical Cut.
1. The arrival of Martian Manhunter.
Zack Snyder has made an effort to get Green Lantern in the film but, the production house had other plans regarding Green Lantern. So, he just went for J’onn J’onzz, also known as the Martian Manhunter.
2. Queen Hippolyta and Amazons appeared more time on screen.
The Amazons got a meaty role in Justice League. But it just got way better in Snyder Cut. Zack Snyder also showcases various fighting styles and techniques and the Amazons’ emotional sacrifice to defeat Steppenwolf.
3. Kiersey Clemons as Iris West.
Kiersey Clemons plays the role of Iris West, who is Barry Allen’s love interest. They both fall in love and even get married. Comic lovers will instantly recognize her. The slow-mo shot where Allen saves Iris when her vehicle gets hit by a truck has all hearts.
4. Cyborg is the principle of the film.
Whedon had messed up Cyborg’s character in the Justice League 2017. Ray Fisher had expressed his disappointment with his character. And we can understand why Ray Fisher had issues with Whedon’s film after watching the Snyder Cut. Zack Snyder has given his character-arc a beautiful shape. The transition is more mature, from being a father-hating android to a hero. And the relationship between Cyborg and his father much better. Finally, Cyborg’s character arc becomes the heart of the film.
5. The detailing of the Amazons.
Zack’s Snyder Cut has not only highlighted the Amazons but also gave a great detailing to them. The movie has diversified their ranks where a dark warrior investigates the Mother Box in Themyscria at the beginning of the film.
6. The Atom comes into play.
Ryan Chio’s scenes were completely chopped off in Whedon’s version. Chio’s character is another important character in the film. He’s one of the heroes in the comics. His powers allow him to shrink into a tiny creature or a giant. In Snyder Cut, he works in Star Labs with Cyborg’s father.
7. John Stewart was the first choice for Green Lantern.
Zack Snyder wanted to cast John Stewart as Green Lantern, but Warner bros turned down his idea. They tried to introduce Green Lantern on their own.
8. Silas Stone becomes a key character.
In Whedon’s version of the film, Stone’s character was almost chopped off, just like his son Cyborg. Zack improves the storyline by extending his screen presence and making him an essential character. Zack showcases the emotional angle of Silas to the extent where he sacrifices him and stops Steppenwolf. Silas also completes the character arc of Cyborg.
9. Amanda Maud’s heart-touching gesture.
Amanda Maud tweeted, “Can someone please let me know if I’m there in this version?” after the film’s release. Her small role plays a significant part in building Cyborg’s character arc. Amanda’s tweet has melted thousands of fans which led to the confirming responses of her involvement in the film.
10. Batman doesn’t hit on Wonder Woman.
In Whedon’s version, Bruce Wayne hits on Diana and passes comments on her love life out of context. It just felt awkward. It looked like Whedon has forcefully included that scene.
Snyder shot that scene in a better way. He elevated the scene by taking the conversation into a personal point of view. Instead of discussing anyone’s love life, we can see them talk about the consequences of awakening a Mother box.
Here’s the trailer of Zack Snyder’s Justice League