San Diego Comic-Con 2018 offered plenty of the good stuff for the comic book aficionado in your life, but the Snyder cut of Justice League, sadly, was not invited. That’s right, bafflingly, despite all of the hoopla surrounding an unveiling ceremony, the “largest convention of its kind in the world” came and went, and the director’s cut of the much-maligned supergroup feature was nowhere to be found.
For those of us holding out hope for the long-fabled alternate Justice League edit, disappointment has become second nature, and the despondency caused within Hall H is but the latest in a long line of dissatisfaction. However, today, I may be able to offer you some semblance of closure.
According to Justice League storyboard artist Jay Oliva, everything changed when DC and WB bent to the will of critics and bloggers who demanded that the DCEU be more like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Things changed when they bowed to the critics/ blogger pressure to be more MCU. It’s fine to do that but not when a movie is already shot and in post. That’s what the whole #ReleaseTheSynderCut movement is about. Ensuring future director visions be intact without studio hands
— Jay Oliva (@jayoliva1) July 31, 2018
Granted, the reasoning behind the changing of the guard, so to speak, has long been attributed to WB and DC’s desire to achieve the MCU’s level of success. And really, who can blame them? Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War both hauled in well over $1 billion worldwide this year. Not to mention, their entire operation recently surpassed $17 billion for the decade. Therefore, attempting to emulate the highest grossing franchise of all time is a no-brainer.
That said, much like Oliva alluded to after his Marvel Cinematic Universe comment, “it’s fine to do that, but not when a movie is already shot and in post.”
Tell us, do you agree with the decision DC and WB made on Justice League? Or should Snyder have been able to finish off the film the way he wanted? As always, let us know in the comments section down below.
Source: Heroic Hollywood