Filmmaker and prolific podcaster Kevin Smith confirms the existence of a Zack Snyder version of the DC Extended Universe film, Justice League.
Kevin Smith appeared in an interview with CinemaBlend, where he was asked about an unifinished cut of Justice League that remained under the direction of Zack Snyder before he departed the project following a family tragedy.
Here is an excerpt from what Kevin Smith had to say on what he heard about the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League:
“I’ve spoken now to enough people at various levels of production in that production. There is a Snyder Cut. For sure, it’s not a mythical beast, it exists. Now, it’s not a finished movie by any stretch of the imagination. There were things that went away from the story that they shot that didn’t end up going to VFX or anything like that. I assume that based on what I’ve been told that large sections of that Snyder Cut are pre-viz, a lot of green screen… We’re not talking a finished movie.”
Kevin Smith confirms that the Zack Snyder version of the film was not finished by any means and expresses that it is not meant for mass consumption. Kevin Smith also stresses that he believes that today’s audiences are savvy enough to understand the behind-the-scenes process and would be interested in seeing what original versions of Justice League could’ve looked like even with some unfinished elements.
Zack Snyder fans have been rallying for Warner Bros. to release a director’s cut of Justice League. After he left before post-production on the film, The Avengers director Joss Whedon stepped in to oversee reshoots and the rest of post-production.
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Here is the synopsis for the film:
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, 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.
Justice League is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.