At this point in the game, more than seven months after Justice League debuted, the fabled Zack Snyder cut has been the subject of such intense scrutiny and debate, that it’s a wonder anyone can keep up.
Last we reported, online rumormongers claimed that Snyder had been working on completing his Justice League cut in secret, which actually aligns with previous rumors that Warner Bros. would allow the director to revisit his incomplete DC epic so long as his production company, Cruel and Unusual Films, foots the bill.
Things began to snowball when DCEU storyboard artist Jay Olivia (Batman V Superman) announced that Snyder’s cut was shot in its entirety, as the filmmaker tends to map things out in advance so that it’s “all planned out meticulously from beginning to end.”
Add to this the allegations that Snyder had spent the past seven months secretly working on Justice League and it’s no wonder that the movie had been linked with an appearance at SDCC. However, Jay Olivia has now weighed in to set the record straight.
Via Twitter, the DCEU storyboard artist and frequent Snyder collaborator debunked Heroic Hollywood’s report, stating that unless information comes directly from the horse’s mouth, it’ll always be suspect.
It’s Clickbait. Anyone who says they have “reliable sources” usually have it wrong. Whenever I site my source it’s pretty much from the person who I’m talking about. Whether it’s Zack, Geoff Johns, Patty Jenkins, Ben Affleck Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, etc. it’s all firsthand.
— Jay Oliva (@jayoliva1) July 3, 2018
So, that’s that, then? Olivia remains adamant that a Zack Snyder cut does exist, but incomplete VFX (not to mention additional photography) means that Warner Bros. will have to allocate yet more resources to the DC blockbuster if it’s to finish what Snyder started.
Other than incomplete vfx and maybe some reshoots for hook ups everything was shot that was storyboarded. Zack isn’t the kind of director who creates the film in the edit bay. It’s all planned out meticulously from beginning to end. That’s how [Man of Steel and Batman V Superman] done.
Whatever the case, with San Diego Comic-Con almost upon us, it shouldn’t be much longer before we have the definitive answer to Justice League‘s ongoing saga – for better or worse.