Sorry Internet, There Likely Won’t Be a ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League

Over the last few days a real annoying bit of comic book fake news has been spreading like a cancer across the internet, culminating in a 100,000+ signature internet petition demanding Warner Bros. release something that apparently doesn’t exist in reality.

It started when some social media accounts that stalk Zack Snyder on Vero began Tweeting that there was a finished Zack Snyder cut of Justice League laying around waiting for Warner Bros. to release it. A poster on the ResetEra forum who worked on the movie claims that is not entirely true, “if a Synder version exists a lot of vfx still needs to be finalized which cost money (a lot of it), editing needs to be fine tuned and the score needs to be done.”

How much work would need to be done? According to them it would cost at the very least $70 million to finish that version of the movie. That’s not the sort of money WB will want to spend.

Even more damning for the hopes of a “Snyder cut” is an AmA a VFX artist currently working on Aquaman did on Reddit. The VFX artist was verified as being legitimate by the Reddit mods as working for a studio that did effects on all of the DCEU movies and they themselves worked on the Wonder Woman/Ares fight.

His AmA was pretty bad for those dreaming of a Snyder cut:

There won’t be a Snyder cut.

There won’t be further vfx work done.

There was (sadly) never a black Superman suit.


Q: how much do you think does the final cut that is in theatres differ from the initial snyder cut

A: There is no “Snyder cut” – directors constantly change the edit as they’re going along, hence why some shots get half finished then scrapped – like some of the leaked ones.

For instance in the Barry saves Iris scene, there’s a load of unfinished hot dogs but some fairly far-ahead explosion and environment work. He’s barefoot btw because the shot where he turns around and the floor ripples was supposed to have his sneakers rip apart from how fast he turned. We were in the middle of working on them when the shot was omitted (cut) last year.

Q: So the petition is useless

A: 100%

He also goes on and talks a lot about the Barry and Iris scene and states that since it leaked on the internet it’s even questionable that it’ll be finished as a deleted scene on the Blu-Ray.

I said in my original post that the Barry saving Iris scene was being finished for home release, but potentially removing Clemons and replacing her with a random digital woman incase they wanted to re-cast her in flashpoint. But now that Ascendant leaked the unfinished scene online, I don’t know if it’ll be finished.

If that’s true, the Internet’s crusade for a “Snyder Cut” (which justified the leaking of deleted scenes) may have backfired.

You can read the full AmA here.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.

Small Update About the Future of the DCEU

As Justice League heads into its second weekend and received a nice boost to its box office that debunked all the YouTube hyperbole predicting a BvS sized drop, I’ve heard a small but reliable piece of news about the future of DC movies.

According to the source, nothing is changing in terms of the announced DCEU lineup. So all of those people claiming otherwise for clicks and YouTube views are lying to you. WB was obviously disappointed in the opening weekend, but based on the trajectory now as well as future home video sales and licensing they believe it’ll at least break even if not more. That also means those people claiming a $50-100m loss for WB were…wrong. Shocking how all the reactionary hyperbole last weekend is turning out to be bogus, huh?

There is one change coming to the future of the DCEU post-Justice League and that is that apparently WB will be looking at younger directors going forward and match them up with the various’ characters solo films a little better. I don’t think that will result in any announced director changes, but for movies such as Flashpoint where there’s not a director signed it could mean we’ll see someone we haven’t heard connected to it.

It’s not Earth-shattering news, especially to people with their head screwed on correctly, but it was nice to hear confirmation of it this morning from someone who would know very well what WB is planning post-Justice League.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.