New Details On Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut Surface
Over half a year on from the release of Justice League in cinemas, DC fans are still fascinated by “the Snyder Cut” of the movie – the original version of the team-up pic helmed by Zack Snyder, as opposed to the final cut that dropped into theaters, which was the result of extensive reshoots by Joss Whedon.
While we’ve heard whispers over the months about what Zack had planned, some interesting new details about his cut have now come to light, as per Vulture senior editor Kyle Buchanan. He revealed on Twitter this week that outgoing DC president Geoff Johns rewrote much of Justice League‘s script as filming was taking place, which left screenwriter Chris Terrio to complain that very little of his original work was making it to the screen.
Despite the involvement of a big cheese like Johns, though, Warner Bros. was apparently not pleased with what Snyder and him were delivering and so, in an attempt to fix the movie, brought together a “summit” of writers and directors. As we all know, they eventually went with Whedon, but Buchanan reveals that other candidates included Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman), Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton).
Presumably, WB was quite confident after this that they’d chosen the right guy in Whedon, who’d previously brought massive success to Marvel Studios with the first two Avengers films. Obviously, though, things didn’t quite work out and the team-up movie ultimately went down as a flop both critically and commercially.
Circling back to Snyder, though, and given how displeased the studio was with his cut, it doesn’t look like we’ll ever get to see the director’s original vision for Justice League – we’ve heard conflicting evidence on whether it even exists or not. Thankfully, though, Zack’s taken to social media site Vero numerous times in recent months to share details about his version of the film, from early concept designs and behind the scenes images, keeping us informed on what could’ve been had things gone differently.