Justice League is currently playing in theaters, but it’s very obviously not Zack Snyder’s cut. The film was edited and actually included new scenes from Joss Whedon, which have received a mixed response. It’s prompted Snyder fans to start a petition for the release of the Director’s Cut of the film, which has already surpassed 100,000 signatures.
The petition reads:
Justice League is the culmination of the alien’s story and the beginning of a new chapter in the DC Extended Universe. Fans have been waiting for years, while others have waited decades for the film to finally arrive on the silver screen. The 2hr runtime is disrespectful towards Zack Snyder’s vision and towards the fans who have waited for more than a year to see the alien’s story come to an end. Warner Bros. has set some kind of precedent for this kind of thing, having released the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition with a significant number of scenes cut from the theatrical edition of the movie restored. However, Suicide Squad, another movie where much of the director’s original footage was excised and rearranged for the theatrical cut, received no such restored edition.
New details have now surfaced regarding Snyder’s cut of the film – as reported by Beyond The Trailer:
“I can’t discuss what I saw, but I can tell you I saw a lot that wasn’t in this movie. It was good. It was really good. It provided a lot more depth than you see in the finished product. Unfortunately, it was gone once it went through the studio suits and Whedon, so I really want to see the cut.
I know it’s frustrating to keep seeing alternate versions of these movies, but I don’t care. I just want to see it because I feel like I would like it. I feel like I would like it a lot. So I want that original Zack Snyder cut. I mean he showed it to the suits. So it exists.
I believe, some of you have pointed out, it’s 3 hours long. We’ve seen tons of shots from the trailers that aren’t in the movie. I really need to see it.”
Snyder himself has said:
“I will be honest, I have not seen the film since I stepped away. You know I love these characters. I wish only I could only finish it for you and the others who love MOS, BvS.”
If demand for a Director’s Cut of the film continues to grow higher, we could very well end up getting an Ultimate Edition of the film, like we did with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With deleted scenes leaking online and sparking more fan interest, I feel like it’s only a matter of time before Warner Bros. announces a release date for it.
What do you think? Would you like to see Snyder’s cut of Justice League? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comment section!