When it comes to the recently released Justice League, there seem to be two enduring talking points in regard to the landmark team-up movie that had one of the most storied productions of late: Superman’s fabled black costume and the elusive Zack Snyder cut. And while none can be too sure of what tomorrow may bring, we’re guessing that all that’s needed to be said about Kal-El’s threads has been said, so we’re going to discuss the latter.
Unfortunately, today’s talk doesn’t have any sort of announcement accompanying it, perhaps due to the scales tipping in favor of no Zack Snyder cut actually existing. Sure, an assembly cut was screened for studio execs about a year ago at this time, but it was just that: Something rough around the edges that gave a general idea of what the finished product would be. In other words, don’t expect for Warner Bros. to sink millions of more dollars into a flick that bombed at the box office just so they can add additional VFX shots and the like, no matter if a dozen or so fans march on Burbank.
Admittedly, I enjoyed the Justice League we got in theaters. Sure, it wasn’t perfect by any means, but it was a pretty fun action movie starring my favorite superheroes. And though this isn’t the time or the place for a full-on critiquing, I confess that, on the one hand, I liked the optimism that Joss Whedon brought to the final product, but on the other, there were several moments where I had to cringe due to how many quips he inserted. Really, someone needs to tell him that he doesn’t have to write every character the same way; Batman just isn’t Batman in a number of scenes.
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Of course, there are the Zack Snyder devotees that still clamor to see his original vision, possibly heartbroken to learn that the recently announced Blu-ray will be bereft of it. Seemingly part of this crowd, Film Gob has repurposed the Knightmare scene from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, this time showing WB chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara duping the Dark Knight with promises of a Snyder cut.
In a twist of fate, the crate contains the Blu-ray we’re getting, with the Caped Crusader soon forced to endure a string of Whedonisms and other hilarious nods to the strange road that brought us here. Personally, I laughed out loud at several points and hope you will, too, no matter which side of the fence you’re on. The piece is pretty clever, in my opinion.
All kidding aside though, as a fan of trivia and of these characters, I do hope Zack Snyder’s Justice League eventually sees the light of day – regardless of whether it’s worse or better than what the studio cobbled together. Fingers remained crossed that the wait doesn’t take 25 years, as was the case with Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.