By the time Zack Snyder and those around him are done releasing deleted content from Justice League, there’ll be no need for the director’s cut. Actually, who am I kidding, there will always be a need for a Snyder cut. Even if it’s as “unwatchable” as the executives say, fans are willing to dive into anything that’ll rinse that 2017 family-friendly debacle from their eyes, right?
I’m not going to bore you with the details as to why we need to be petitioning DC and Warner Bros. to release the Snyder cut of Justice League. After all, odds are, if you’re reading this, you already know the convoluted story, so let’s jump right in, shall we?
If you’ve been following Snyder on any of his social media accounts lately – especially Vero – you’ll know that he’s been relentless in his pursuit to give fans everything they signed on for when we granted the 300 director the keys to the DCEU. On behalf of the fandom, I can honestly say we regret nothing, but I digress.
Yesterday, the deluge of deleted content continued when actor Julian Lewis Jones, who played an Ancient Atlantean King in Justice League, shared a still from a cut sequence he was featured in. The image was blurry and cropped, but today the entire picture with Jason Momoa’s Aquaman front and centre was released online – and you can check it out in the gallery below.
It’s not much, but it’s still interesting to get a look at what could’ve been. This is also far from the first piece of evidence suggesting there was much deleted footage featuring the King of Atlantis. If you recall, a while back a stunt double posted a photo which teased a scene that would’ve had the Atlanteans fighting off a group of Parademons, which was ultimately removed from the film.
While we’re not likely to ever receive a Snyder cut, at least the director and his cast are doing their utmost to provide fans with all the Justice League content they can handle. As we said above, if you’ve been following him on Vero lately, you’ll have been treated to a treasure trove of interesting nuggets. Perhaps the most exciting is that Snyder recently confirmed that the Knightmare sequence in Batman V Superman was intended to be a genuine peak at the future of the DCEU.
Going by the presence of Parademons and Darkseid’s Omega symbol scorched into the Earth, this would likely have been cleared up in either Justice League 2 or perhaps even Snyder’s original cut of the first film, before Joss Whedon revamped the movie after WB removed Snyder from the production.
While the director’s full plans for the franchise were unfortunately never realized, at least fans can take a bit of solace in the fact that there’s still much to be uncovered in the movies that he did get to make, like Justice League.