‘Justice League’: Zack Snyder On The Challenges Of Finishing His Cut

Zack Snyder recently opened up about his work on his highly-anticipated Justice League cut.

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Justice League director Zack Snyder recently discussed the challenges of finishing his cut of the movie during the ongoing pandemic.

Earlier this week, Justice League director Zack Snyder stopped by Beyond The Trailer’s Grace Randolph regarding his his highly-anticipated cut of the movie, which is coming to the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. During the interview, Snyder opened up about what it’s been like working on his cut in the midst of a global pandemic.

“It’s challenging but I’ll be honest about our working situation in that it’s pretty efficient. I have editorial upstairs and then downstairs we have like a screening room so we can watch the dailies and watch the visual effects as they come in. [My editor] and I have this amazing sort of mirrored editing system so I can see exactly what she’s doing.”

Zack Snyder continued by talking about what it’s been like working on his Justice League cut from his house:

“It’s really an amazing technological setup. The problem is you can’t leave it, right? It’s literally in the house. It’s crack of drawn until the wee hours and we’re just working. Unless the kids come and drag me out we’re pretty much there.”

Lastly, Zack Snyder revealed what he believes to be his biggest challenge with this project:

“I think really the big pressure on me is just for it to be exactly true to itself. And I know that sounds obvious but we as storytellers and as filmmakers a lot of times there’s a lot of different powers that push and move and change what you’re doing as you’re doing it. But I think with this process and this project, it really is an amazing opportunity just to, and what I think the fans want, is just a very pure and exact version of the movie.”

Darkseid was originally intended to play a larger role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and subsequent DC Extended Universe. However, after Snyder exited the project, Joss Whedon assumed directorial duties during post-production and oversaw extensive reshoots for Justice League that resulted in Darkseid being removed from the theatrical cut. After Justice League opened to underwhelming reviews and underperformed at the box office gross, Warner Bros. reassessed their plans for future DCEU films and Snyder’s five-film arc involving Darkseid was jettisoned.

Here is 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.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news surrounding the Zack Snyder Cut, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more content.

Source: Beyond The Trailer

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.