One of the criticisms levied against Justice League was that the film felt incomplete, or that too much was obviously cut from the finished product after Joss Whedon took over the director’s chair from Zack Snyder. This has led to a wide range of responses, from a fan petition to release a Zack Synder-only cut of the film to a VFX artist claiming such a cut wouldn’t be possible. Now the film’s sound editor has weighed in on the matter, telling Inverse there are enough deleted scenes to warrant a director’s cut.
Scott Hecker, a veteran sound editor on many Zack Snyder films, called Justice League the most challenging film he’s worked on, creatively and logistically, but that it was typical of tentpole studio films that start at over three hours before being edited down:
“So naturally many scenes and sounds are left on the proverbial cutting room floor. The cool part is that on many of these films the studio releases the Director’s Cut with a lot of that material put back in the film for the DVD release, so at least most of the sounds we create will be used one way or another.”
Naturally, hearing this from Hecker will only increase fans’ desires for a Snyder cut, which could result in Warner Bros. putting out a new version of the film down the line. Only time will tell.
Here is the synopsis for Justice League:
“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.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton and Billy Crudup.
Justice League is now playing.
16 ‘Justice League’ Trailer Scenes That Didn’t Make The Cut
SPOILER WARNING: The following article will explore scenes from the trailers for Justice League that do not appear in the final product.
Given the reshoots and studio mandate of having Justice League clocking in at a lean 2 hours, there were numerous scenes featured in the trailers that are absent from the finished product.
Hit Next for a rundown on some of the scenes from the trailers that are not in the final film.