Fans who have been wondering about the existence of director Zack Snyder’s fabled cut of Justice League have finally received their answer.
Following a recent fan screening of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice a fan was able to ask the four time DC director about the Snyder Cut and gave a straightforward answer.
“Sure, there’s a cut. It’s done. You haven’t got it. It’s just up to them.” said Snyder while signing memorabilia for fans who showed up for his 3-day Director Cuts event at the ArtCenter School of Design in Pasadena, California.
Here is the truth regarding the Snyder Cut right from Zack Snyder himself.
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Obviously when Snyder says “them” he is referring to Warner Bros. Pictures, who owns the legal rights to his Justice League film and would be the ones to decide whether they will release his cut of the tentpole superhero team-up. Therefore, it does exist contrary to some reports circulating today claiming that the director said otherwise.
Whether Warner Bros. will decide to release the cut is presently unknown, but if they do it will be decades after the DC Extended Universe ends its run in cinemas. Fans will just have to wait and see what Warner Bros. may have in store for the highly demanded alternate version of the superhero blockbuster. It is important to note that if Warner Bros. ever does decide to release the Snyder Cut, there is precedent for them to do so. In 2006, the studio did release an original cut of Richard Donner’s Superman II with additional footage being edited to closely resemble the director’s original vision after fans launched a decades long campaign that started in 1981. More importantly Warner Bros. does technically hold the record for releasing the most director’s cuts of any studio following the release of two different cuts of Watchmen, Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut, Spawn, and numerous other films. Some of which were not critical or financial successes like Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and Blade Runner.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League released in theaters worldwide on November 17th, 2017 to mixed to negative critical reception and was a commercial failure, grossing only $657.90 million at the box office.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
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