Zack Snyder went viral this week after posting a photo of film containers that seemingly contain the much-discussed “Justice League” Snyder cut. Snyder’s post was an attempt to end the debate over whether or not the Snyder cut exists. The director exited “Justice League” after a family tragedy and Joss Whedon was hired by Warner Bros. to oversee reshoots and postproduction. Whedon was also tasked with lightening up the film’s tone. During a recent Q&A via ScreenRant, the original “Justice League” cinematographer Fabian Wagner weighed in on the recent Snyder cut buzz by saying, “If there is a Snyder cut, I hope it’s better than the one that is out now.”
Wagner has long been critical of Whedon’s “Justice League.” In an interview over the summer, Wagner said he cried all the way through watching Whedon’s drastically different version of the film than Snyder’s. The cinematographer said at the time that watching Whedon’s “Justice League” was so hard he couldn’t figure out how much of the original film was changed in reshoots. “A lot was changed,” he said. “It looked very different.” Now Wagner reasons that Whedon and Warner Bros. threw out 90 percent of what he shot with Snyder. Wagner was not involved in any of the “Justice League” reshoots.
“I did principal photography for Zack. We finished shooting and he started editing,” Wagner said. “We did the color grading for the trailers. So the first three trailers were all things we shot. Then they started reshoots. I wasn’t there. It was a completely different team. They reshot 55 days, I think. The movie that was in cinemas was 10 percent of what we shot. Everything else is a reshoot.”
Snyder’s photo of the “Justice League” film canisters includes a label that reveals a 214 minute runtime. That length makes “Justice League” as long as “The Irishman” at three and a half hours though it could be so long because it’s possibly just an assembly cut. Although Snyder cut buzz continues to soar, there are no concrete plans as of now to release this version. IndieWire has reached out to Warner Bros. for further comment.
The same guys asked why the VFX of the Theatrical Cut weren’t that good. Here’s Fabien’s reply. It goes a little bit into how many days of reshoots there were and how much of the original cut is in the movie. Again, sorry for the crappy video and audio pic.twitter.com/huuX5yT3eg
— Leonardo Oliveira @Leo_Rafael99 December 4, 2019
Cyborg actor Ray Fisher confirms Snyder Cut of Justice League exists. The actor went on to say that the only people who think otherwise are 'trolls.' DC fans have been calling on Warner Bros. to release director Zack Snyder's original cut of the doomed movie for over two years now. The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement has been all about positivity and has helped to raise money for a number of great causes, while also keeping the Snyder Cut alive in the eyes of the public.
It has been confirmed by Zack Snyder that Ray Fisher's Cyborg has a larger part in his cut of Justice League. The director has posted numerous pictures from his cut on social media over the years to prove it. However, Fisher himself has not yet had a chance to see the Snyder Cut. 'There was a point in time when I was supposed to watch it [The Snyder Cut], but the timing didn't work out,' said Fisher during a Twitch stream over the weekend.
When the Snyder Cut of Justice League first started to gain momentum online, there were many who completely dismissed the idea of it even existing. Some of those people still believe that Zack Snyder has just been trolling fans this whole time in an effort to get more attention to his other projects. Ray Fisher can confirm that the Snyder Cut is real and had this to say.
'We're at a point where we can acknowledge the Snyder Cut does exist, and if you speak to anyone that says it doesn't exist then they're trying to troll you, so do not engage with them, don't feed the trolls.'
Aquaman star Jason Momoa claims to have seen the Snyder Cut of Justice League, as have other people close to the project. By the time Zack Snyder had to leave the production, it is believed that production was far enough along that a rough cut could have been assembled. The studio brought on Joss Whedon to take over the reshoots, which ended up lasting months and costing millions of dollars. From what Snyder has said, the movie that ended up in theaters differed wildly from what he originally envisioned.
Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Henry Cavill have all stood behind Zack Snyder and his original cut of Justice League. Affleck has implied that the production was doomed after the director left, while Momoa has praised the Snyder Cut after watching it. DC fans are holding out hope that HBO Max will host the cut in the near future, but there has been no official talks that have been made public. For now, Ray Fisher claims that the Snyder Cut of Justice League is the real thing. If so, when can we all see it? Ray Fisher's quotes from the Twitch stream were transcribed by Samuel KentMan's Twitter account.
'We're at a point where we can acknowledge the Snyder Cut does exist, and if you speak to anyone that says it doesn't exist then they're trying to troll you, so do not engage with them, don't feel the trolls.' - Ray Fisher#BorgLife#ReleaseTheSnyderCut
There were a lot of questions on people’s lips after Batman v Superman. Why? How? And least importantly, what was up with those Mother Boxes? Well, director Zack Snyder showed up to answer those questions about the Mother Boxes that you never wanted answered and joke about a Batman v Superman sequel during a live-stream viewing of the 2016 comic book movie.
Zack Snyder, the only celebrity on the social media platform Vero, used Vero to host a live-stream of Batman v Superman this past weekend, a few days after the film’s dozens of fans insisted on celebrating its fourth anniversary. During the live-stream via CinemaBlend, Snyder revealed a few more details about everyone’s least favorite aspect of Justice League: the Mother Boxes.
To most audiences, the Mother Boxes were useless MacGuffins the members of the Justice League raced to obtain to prevent them from falling in the hands of Steppenwolf. Then…that’s kind of it? They serve no other purpose for the rest of the movie, and we’ll likely never find out what purpose they do serve onscreen. But for those who are really into boxes, Snyder revealed the key moment in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that activated them by the events of Justice League. That moment took place during the final battle in the third act between Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman against Doomsday, in which Superman was devastatingly killed. CinemaBlend writes:
It’s clear that Snyder has a real affection for those boxes, introducing them in Batman v Superman through Lexcorp footage, showing a deleted scene in the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman that gives an ominous image of Steppenwolf with the boxes. It’s clear that he had plans for the Mother Boxes, the things that everyone cares about in a Justice League movie! And if only he had been able to make a sequel to Batman v Superman to see those plans through, he joked in the livestream.
“You know what, they should make a sequel to this movie someday, that would be amazing,” Snyder said jokingly. “That would really be something else. Yeah, I wanna know what happens to these guys. I mean, don’t they eventually, I don’t know, form some…”