Why Are There No Big Deleted Scenes on the Justice League Blu-Ray?

Yesterday Warner Brothers officially announced the Blu-Ray release of Justice League, and as expected the internet is crying in their cereal about there not being an extended cut or even multiple deleted scenes on the disc. The disc will have 11 featurettes on it, and one of those is titled “The Return of Superman“. This will include some additional footage of Superman’s return in the movie, but that’s all you’ll get in terms of a bonus scene (and it’s what Wal-Mart is promoting as the “bonus scene” on their packaging). This is the full list of features on the disc:

  • Road to Justice
  • Heart of Justice
  • Technology of the Justice League
  • Justice League: The New Heroes
  • The Return of Superman (this one includes the bonus scene)
  • Steppenwolf the Conqueror
  • Scene Studies: Revisiting the Amazons
  • Scene Studies: Wonder Woman’s Rescue
  • Scene Studies: Heroes Park
  • Scene Studies: The Tunnel Battle, and Suit Up: The Look of the League

But why is there not more footage or even an extended cut? Well the extended cut is easy to explain because the movie didn’t come close to breaking even in theaters and WB wasn’t going to spend one more penny outside of what was already budgeted for a basic Blu-Ray release (that’s why they’ll never spend the millions for a Snyder Cut, sorry). As for the deleted scenes, you can thank people leaking those on the internet for ruining the fun for everyone.

Back during the madness following the theatrical release, a VFX artist did an AmA on Reddit where he told the internet the truth of there not being a Snyder Cut and explained that they were working to finish the visual effects but thanks to the leaks Warner didn’t want to finish them:

“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.”

And now we know that none of those deleted scenes that were finished and ready for the Blu-Ray were included because someone wanted internet fame by leaking them…

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.

Now I’m Getting Death Threats for Saying There Isn’t a Justice League Snyder Cut

Here’s familiar territory for a DCEU movie. Last month I found out that Justice League would be only two hours long. Not long after that, I got death threats from psychopaths who wouldn’t believe it. Then I got death threats because Warner Brothers didn’t lift the embargo when people wanted it to.

This morning, I received another death threat for daring to say that there isn’t a finished “Snyder Cut” of the movie:

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Here’s the truth, whether you want to accept it or not.

Zack Snyder left Justice League in March of 2016. At that time the only “cut” that existed was what is called an “assembly cut”. This is just a rough assembly of scenes, basically dailies, spliced together to give the most rough semblance of the movie. It’s in no way finished and is something that would cost Warner Brothers $70-100 million to complete. That’s not in the realm of reality.

The two people named in the death threat above are Twitter accounts who are going around claiming to be personal friends with Zack Snyder to spread their lie, and one of them is using their lie to sic their followers on Geoff Johns to harass him in the hopes of releasing the imaginary “Snyder Cut”.

The DC fandom has a cancer in it, and it’s attention whore accounts that would rather flush their credibility down the toilet to make people believe they are close personal friends with Zack Snyder than to actually tell people the truth.

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.

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.

and…

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.

Warner Bros Gave the Troops a Cool Veteran’s Day Surprise

News is just now starting to hit the ‘net, but it sounds like Warner Brothers treated the troops on Veteran’s Day night to an advanced screening of Justice League!

Reactions are starting to flow in to places like Reddit, and there may be people reacting on other social media platforms, but for Warner to do this for them on Veteran’s Day is seriously cool.

There have been a couple press screenings of Justice League over the last two weeks, but there hasn’t been a large public screening of the movie just yet. The big premiere is Monday night and that’s also when advanced screenings open to fans and local media will begin.

That means the troops were the first outside of the press to see the final version of Justice League! Big props to Warner for doing this on Veteran’s Day.

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.

Psychopaths Now Sending Death Threats Because of the Justice League Embargo

Apparently I now run Warner Brothers.

Just like it was my fault that Justice League is only two hours long, resulting in harassment and death threats, it’s now my fault that WB didn’t drop the review embargo immediately following the press junket in London two days ago. It’s not like members of the media aren’t traveling home or anything.

Since it’s apparently my fault that WB wasn’t jerks to traveling media by dropping the embargo while they’re on an airplane, I’m now getting the same style of harassment and death threats because of that:

Following the first incident, some on Twitter have DM’ed me to believe this is either the crew of a “DC Stan” on YouTube who goes by “Alex Holiday”, or the same “Adam Heatherly” who is known for this type of harassment.

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.

AT&T Wonder Woman Video for Justice League Released

Following the Cyborg and Flash videos, AT&T has released a new Justice League video focusing on Wonder Woman.

Like the previous two videos, this one includes exclusive footage that hasn’t been released in any of the TV spots or trailers yet. Check it out:

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.

Danny Elfman’s ‘Hero’s Theme’ From Justice League Released

As part of the reveal of the official soundtrack track listing, Warner Brothers has released the first track from Danny Elfman’s Justice League Soundtrack. This is the “Hero’s Theme”:

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.

Justice League Soundtrack Track Listing

A user on Reddit has found the track listing for Danny Elfman’s Justice League score due out on November 10th, and Warner’s official soundtrack site confirms it. The track listing confirms a plot synopsis that was floating around for a couple of weeks:

1) “Everybody Knows” — Sigrid
2) The Justice League Theme — Logos
3) Hero’s Theme
4) Batman on the Roof
5) Enter Cyborg
6) Wonder Woman Rescue
7) Hippolyta’s Arrow
8) The Story of Steppenwolf
9) The Amazon Mother Box
10) Cyborg Meets Diana
11) Aquaman in Atlantis
12) Then There Were Three
13) The Tunnel Fight
14) The World Needs Superman
15) Spark of The Flash
16) Friends and Foes
17) Justice League United
18) Home
19) Bruce and Diana
20) The Final Battle
21) A New Hope
22) Anti-Hero’s Theme
23) “Come Together” — Gary Clark Jr. and Junkie XL
24) “Icky Thump” — The White Stripes
25) The Tunnel Fight (Full Length Bonus Track)
26) The Final Battle (Full Length Bonus Track)
27) Mother Russia (Bonus Track)

The user who created the plot synopsis legitimately did see Justice League, he shared his ticket to the screening that was held earlier in the month. This track listing is roughly chronological through the story of the movie and if you know the spoilers it’s easy to match up the track names with what happens in the film.

Notice there’s no Green Lantern track? Well, that’s because the Lantern thing people are hyping themselves up for isn’t what they think…

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.

The Wonder Woman & Justice League Double Feature Confirms Justice League’s Runtime (Again)

Despite numerous confirmations coming out over the last 24 hours confirming that Justice League does indeed have a runtime of 2 hours and 1 minute, some people still refuse to believe it. Now there’s another big confirmation.

On November 16th, opening night, many theaters will do a Wonder Woman/Justice League double feature beginning at 6:00pm. Tickets for this will go on sale this Wednesday along with the normal Justice League tickets. According to Regal’s website that revealed the double feature, it runs for 4 hours 22 minutes.

If you know math, this one is easy to figure out.

Wonder Woman’s runtime is 2 hours and 21 minutes. This is a fact, the movie has been out since the summer and you can even own it on disc already.

If you subtract 2 hours and 21 minutes from 4 hours and 22 minutes, you’re left with 2 hours and 1 minute. That’s the Justice League runtime and what some people are still in denial over.

The majority of the people who have already seen Justice League are praising it and say it’s really good. So insecure fans who have a fixation on length should really calm down and look forward to the movie.

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.