British actor Sam Benjamin has opened up on his Justice League role being cut from the film, which was part of a 30-minute story arc that didn’t make it into the final cut.
Benjamin, who is credited as “Military Policeman #2,” was asked about his role in Justice League by Comic Consultant when he offered up some details on the part that was originally intended to be in the film under the direction of Zack Snyder:
“Someone tweeted me about this just the other day and he goes, ‘Blink if you were in the Superman vs. Justice League fight,’ and I was like, ‘No, I wasn’t. Basically, I filmed a part in it when Zack Snyder was directing. Obviously, a lot of the Zack Snyder stuff was cut. I had an absolute blast getting directed by Zack Snyder, playing the character in the DC movie universe. It was a bit of a dream come true. I kinda knew when Joss Whedon took over, I was prepared for a lot of changes. I was like, ‘Ya know what, I filmed with Zack,’ and it turns out that whole arc that I was in was completely gone. I would estimate it was probably a 20 or 30-minute story. The story kind of just skipped. There may be some people who are really tuned into Zack Snyder’s and Joss Whedon’s work can probably watch the film and go, ‘Oh, that’s where Snyder would have done this or would have carried on in this way.'”
The actor was asked point blank whether or not he could reveal what his role. Benjamin remained tight-lipped, only to confirm that the scene he was in did feature both a hero and villain from the team-up flick:
“I don’t really know how much I can say. People can see on IMDb that I’m a military base character who’s in a scene with a villain and a hero and probably shouldn’t say.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.