The hits just keep on coming for the heavily debated "Snyder Cut" of Justice League, this time with a new image of Barry Allen aka The Flash and Iris West from Zack Snyder himself. Snyder departed the superhero ensemble following a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon being brought in to oversee massive reshoots. With the two-year anniversary of the movie's theatrical debut in sight, the campaign for the release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League isn't showing the slightest hint of dying down. Snyder himself has done plenty to drum up support for it, releasing a steady flow of images and storyboards from his cut of the film on social media.
As with his fellow heroes on the Justice League, Ezra Miller's Barry Allen role was heavily altered by the reshoots, while Kiersey Clemons' Iris West was removed from the theatrical version altogether. Indeed, she's just one of many characters in Snyder's version of the film that were completely excised from the theatrical cut. The full extent of Iris West's role in the Snyder Cut is unknown, but at least one leaked scene has given a picture of what her introduction to Barry would've been. Specifically, a scene deleted from the theatrical cut involves Barry rescuing Iris from a major car crash, with a snippet of the scene showing Barry shattering a window with his finger in slow motion being featured in the trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. An unfinished version of the scene was also later leaked online.
Now, Snyder's latest tease of his version of Justice League comes on Vero in the form of a never-before-seen image of Barry Allen and Iris West, with the caption "Cute couple," referencing Allen and West's famed romance in the comics. Check out the image above and a screenshot of Snyder's Vero post below.
Adding further fuel to the fire, Snyder's release of the image of Barry and Iris on social media has come in the middle of a significant and ongoing wave of attention for the Snyder Cut. In the span of a week, Jesse Eisenberg confirmed he shot more scenes for the movie, Junkie XL affirmed he completed the score, and the ever-vocal Jason Momoa reiterated he has seen the Snyder Cut, while stating his belief that "I think the public needs to see it." These were soon followed by two visual effects artists confirming a significant level of completion on the movie's effects work. On top of that, aerial second unit director Clay Staub also championed the Snyder Cut on Twitter shortly thereafter, going as far as to call it the "real" version of Justice League.
With the increasing number of Justice League cast and crew members coming forward to support the Justice League Snyder Cut's release, the issue has gained a renewed level of mainstream attention, which is sure to only be heightened by Snyder's latest tease of his cut of the movie. At this point, the amount of support the Snyder Cut is receiving from people directly connected to the film is quickly turning into a domino effect, with demand for its release rising even among DCEU detractors. Although the buck stops with Warner Bros. on whether Snyder's version of Justice League will actually see the light of day, the issue is rapidly approaching a point where the studio will likely need to directly address it.
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