With each passing day, the legend behind Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League grows. While deliberation regarding the existence of the director’s vision for DC’s supergroup is ongoing, to say the least, the fight is fueled by a never-ending stream of scrapped content, irrefutably giving credence to the cut being real.
I’m sure most of you are aware that the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice helmer’s nearly decade-long pursuit was torn from his clutches at the last minute in an attempt, by Warner Bros., to re-create the triumph that is Marvel Studios’ family-friendly superhero universe. Having invested $300 million into Zack Snyder’s vision, the studio opted to forgo risk and originality for what appeared to be a guaranteed moneymaker, bringing in Avengers director Joss Whedon to literally add some colour and quips. As it turns out, Whedon and Marvel’s recipe for success didn’t take to DC’s neck of the woods.
Since the film’s release, fans have relentlessly pressured WB to give them Snyder’s cut of Justice League – myself included. Thus far, however, they haven’t caved, even though scrapped material continues to pour out online from the movie’s tumultuous production. And though there’s still no sign of Warner Bros. giving in, here to add even more fuel to the ever-growing fire are Cyborg himself (Ray Fisher) and Snyder, who took to social media to set the web ablaze once again with the notion that a director’s cut of Justice League does indeed exist.
The above still from a deleted scene, initially posted by Fisher, then Snyder immediately after is from Victor Stone’s football sequence seen briefly in the theatrical release. Fisher included the caption, “Life doesn’t always go how we plan it. The only thing we can do is keep reaching for what we believe. #BORGLIFE #LoveRay,” to which the director concurred, “Believe.”
Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League might have been deemed “unwatchable,” but I say WB and DC let us decide that for ourselves. Frankly, the chances of them ever giving us the chance to do so is slim to none, but at this stage, we’ll continue to take the advice of Fisher and Snyder and keep on believing. Believing that one day, somewhere down the road, it’ll see the light of day.