If you had a dollar for every time you learned or heard about changes to Zack Snyder’s original vision of Justice League before it was edited by committee and under the tutelage of Joss Whedon, you’d probably have as many dollars as the film winded up making at the box office. But let’s take a step back and talk about Arthur Curry. You remember him, right? Bruce Wayne said in that first teaser that Arthur can talk to fish. But like everything else, much of Aquaman’s story in Justice League was left on the cutting room floor.
Now some of this was for story purposes, as James Wan had hoped to introduce Atlantis in his Aquaman film which comes out in a few weeks, rather than seeing it in Justice League itself. You’ll recall from the initial teaser a scene of Arthur on the back of a pickup truck and knocking back a presumably cold one. Didn’t make it into the final product of Justice League as is, unfortunately. But just what was that all about? Well, in a recent interview with WSVN-TV, Jason Momoa discussed that original scene from Zack Snyder’s take on Justice League.
Jason Momoa was asked in the interview just when Aquaman takes place in the DC Universe, and Jason Momoa explained that originally in Zack’s cut, Arthur was with Vulko and Mera, who tell him about an incoming force that will require Arthur’s help. So that leads to Arthur going in the back of a pickup truck and heading home, thus ending his arc in Justice League. From there, you’d cut to him going home and running into a submarine. Then you pretty much transition into Aquaman.
Here, you can watch Momoa discuss Zack Snyder’s original ending for Arthur in his cut of Justice League in the video below at the 1:06 mark:
So it seems that Snyder’s take on Justice League had more connective tissue than many would have assumed, given that his ending for Arthur Curry led right into the next DC Extended Universe film with Aquaman. But like many other things that happened when Justice League went through umpteenth changes, this did not come to pass. Again, unfortunate, but many in fandom still hope for a time when they will get to see Snyder’s original vision of Justice League come to light.
In the meantime, what do you think about how Arthur’s story originally would’ve ended and led into Aquaman? Would you have wanted to see that ending? Let us know in the comments below.
Justice League is available now on home release. Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
‘The Flash’ Thanksgiving Episode Synopsis & Photos Reveal DC’s Weather Witch
The CW has released the official synopsis and photos featuring DC’s Weather Witch for the Thanksgiving episode of The Flash.
The Thanksgiving-themed episode of The Flash will pit the Scarlet Speedster against Weather Witch and new photos offer fans a glimpse look at a confrontation Barry and Nora have with the DC villain. Additional photos provide a look the holiday feast and insight into Cicada’s personal life.
You can check out the first photo below and click “Next” to view the rest of the gallery!
You can read the official synopsis below:
THANKSGIVING – While Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) grapples with unresolved anger over her father’s disappearance in the future, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash must stop a powerful new meta, Weather Witch (guest star Reina Hardesty), from killing her own father, Weather Wizard (guest star Liam Mcintyre). Sarah Boyd directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#507).
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison “Sherloque” Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen, and Chris Klein as Cicada.
The Flash airs on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.