Extensive reshoots that significantly reshape a movie are becoming more and more common in Hollywood, but Justice League is a case all unto itself.
After Zack Snyder had to step down due to a family tragedy, The Avengers‘ Joss Whedon was brought in to shepherd the film over the finish line. Though producers have claimed that only 15-20% of the theatrical cut is Whedon’s work, a look at how much of the footage shown in the trailers is not actually in the movie suggests that percentage is far higher.
Speaking of which, one industrious fan has combed through every preview released during the marketing blitz, as well as all the behind-the-scenes footage that’s appeared, to put together a complete compilation of all of the deleted scenes that we have footage of. It’s important to note that this doesn’t include every single thing that was cut from the film, as a lot of it hasn’t yet surfaced, and probably never will. Rather, this is just everything that’s been made available online so far which didn’t actually appear in Justice League itself.
The video contains a few major moments from the trailers that fans were bummed not to see in the final product. Namely, Batman looking mournfully at Superman’s hologram, Clark and Lois’ touching moment at the Kent farm and even the bit with Alfred meeting a shadowy figure that caused such a stir. There are also a few moments you probably forgot about, too. For instance, the “more more or more less?” jokey scene between Bruce and Diana, some more heroing for Cyborg and Steppenwolf’s namecheck of the Green Lanterns.
Though this is a comprehensive collection, we know that there’s a lot of other deleted footage out there. Jason Momoa has even claimed that there’s enough to make a whole new movie. For this reason, and due to how oddly short the theatrical cut is at 120 minutes, many fans are calling for an extended edition to be released at some stage. A petition on the matter has currently amassed an impressive 100k signatures, and may just do the trick.
After all, a version of the movie cut by Zack Snyder is reportedly complete, clocking in at a much more sizeable 3-hours long. Hopefully, WB will take note of the outcry and make this edition available in the future. In the meantime, though, you can catch the theatrical cut of Justice League in theaters now.
Source: Flashback FM