A stuntman who worked on Justice League is adamant about the fact that a Zack Snyder cut exists. The long-awaited superhero team-up film united the world's finest heroes - Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) - for the first time ever on the silver screen in live-action, something that Warner Bros. had been arduously trying to do for years.
Unfortunately, Justice League wasn't the critical or commercial success that the studio desperately wanted it to be, and that's partially due to its muddled theatrical cut that contained conflicting tones and poor VFX compared to past DC Comics-based movies. Of course, studio executives caught flak for mandating the film be trimmed down to just 2 hours in length, as well as tasking former Avengers director Joss Whedon with adding in more, albeit comedic, dialogue in addition to reshooting key scenes. The Whedon-helmed scenes stood out multiple times in the film, and many viewers were irked to discover that several scenes from the movie's trailers weren't included in the final cut. All of that combined led to fans petitioning for a Snyder cut of the film.
Richard Cetrone, who's been Ben Affleck's stunt double as Batman in both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, told DC Films Universe on Twitter that a Zack Snyder cut of Justice League exists, and he urges fans to keep pleading with Warner Bros. to release the copy to the public.
— DC Films Universe (@DCFUniverse) January 10, 2018
This news comes after multiple conflicting reports and rumors of the Snyder cut's existence. A recent rumor that surfaced on Reddit suggested that the Snyder cut exists in "relevant form," with the unfinished cut already containing various completed FX scenes and music. As people may recall, an assembly cut of the film was shown to studio executives prior to Snyder's departure in mid-2017, which some reports cited as being unwatchable. It wasn't long after that Whedon came onboard and streamlined the story. The recently-rumored Snyder cut sounds different than the version that was reportedly shown early last year, but that doesn't mean it will ever see the light of day.
Still, that doesn't mean fans will be giving up anytime soon. In addition to the fan petition that launched shortly after Justice League hit theaters in November, a website dedicated to the release of a Snyder cut went online just a few days ago and a group of people gathered outside WB's offices in Burbank, CA to support the alternative cut. It's worth noting, though, that if Warner Bros. ever does release a Snyder cut, it will still contain at least a few Whedon-directed scenes.
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