The former The Flash directors revealed how they reacted to the news of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut release.
DC fans aren’t the only ones pleased that Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut will finally see the light of day on HBO Max as the former directors of Ezra Miller’s The Flash revealed their reactions to the news in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The pair were originally discussing work on their Dungeons & Dragons movie before the conversation shifted to the monumental news about the DC team-up movie. After noting their excitement for the Justice League Snyder Cut, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley explained that they’re curious to see what the new budget will achieve.
Goldstein: It’s about time. There’s been such a movement trying to get that to happen. It also aligns with new corporate needs — they have a new platform to promote. I’m curious to see what the difference is after all of this.
Daley: Apparently they are spending $20 million to polish up some of the unfinished effects work and stuff, which is kind of mind-boggling to me, because that’s the cost of a lower budget movie.
The former The Flash helmers then went on to discuss the benefits of streaming platforms like HBO Max for directors interested in seeing their full cut of a movie released. Daley in particular pointed out that showing a director’s unfiltered vision to the world, like Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut, is a “really good thing.” However, the director also pointed out that sometimes movies need to be trimmed down to be watchable for a general audience.
Goldstein: But, you know what I’d love? To do a writer’s recut of movies we didn’t direct.
Daley: (Laughs.) That’d be a lot of over the shoulder ADR lines I’d imagine. There’s a director’s cut of every movie somewhere and I think the great thing about these streaming platforms is it does allow audiences a look at the things that normally would never be seen by them. It’s ultimately good, and I think the opportunity for directors to show their unfiltered vision to the world is in theory a really good thing. That said, a lot of times when I watch the Blu-ray of movie, I end up watching the theatrical cut and not the director’s cut, because it’s usually an hour longer. A lot of fat does need to be trimmed sometimes.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s 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, 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.
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