Justice League cinematographer Fabian Wagner is hopeful that we will get to see a director’s cut of DC’s latest team-up flick.
Given the complications behind the production, it is unclear whether or not this will be possible. Joss Whedon stepped in to oversee additional photography and post-production on Zack Snyder’s Justice League following his exit from the project due to family tragedy. But in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wagner commented on Snyder’s undoubtedly longer cut of the film, which he said he hopes we will see:
“This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren’t in there. I really hope we get to see a director’s cut, which will give us everything that we shot that didn’t make it in. What I love about his [Snyder’s] director’s cuts is they are long, but he takes his time to tell the story. I’ve never watched any of his directors cut and thought ‘This is long.’ Whether they are three hours long, or three hours and ten minutes, they always seemed to go quick.”
Wagner isn’t the only one holding out for a director’s cut. Batman stuntman Richard Cetrone has joined DC fans in petitioning Warner Bros. for a director’s cut of the film to be released.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”