First spotted by the folks at Batman-News, the video below is packed with footage that remained on the cutting room floor, as we see the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg do battle against the villainous Steppenwolf. There’s also a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of Barry Allen working his magic, as he speeds through an entourage of Parademons during Justice League‘s final act.
The video itself was initially brought to life by Guido Zanni, a visual effects artist at MPC. Because the VFX is ostensibly finished, we’re inclined to believe that this is pulled from Joss Whedon’s extensive reshoots, and not the fabled Snyder cut that’s said to be hidden away within the depths of Warner Bros. – yet somehow, almost inexplicably, firm details of Justice League‘s alternative cut have never been leaked online.
There’s also the small matter of the pic’s runtime, after it was revealed that Warner had placed a two-hour mandate on the film leading up to its November launch. That meant Whedon and his team were forced to trim off the fat well into post-production, thereby explaining why Zanni’s beautiful showreel appears fit for release.
But let’s put on our tin-foil hats for a moment, as the latest DC-shaped rumor doing the rounds online concerns Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and why it may well be unveiled at SDCC as an exclusive release for DC Universe, the soon-to-be-launched streaming service that will, through time, include TV shows such as Doom Patrol, Titans and Swamp Thing.
Could it be that the DC Universe has room for one more, though? Like, say, a Snyder Cut? Time will tell.