– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Justice League seems to be a shadow of what it could have been. Zack Snyder had a vision as to how this film would connect to its predecessors, and rather than let it play out, Warner Bros. opted to meddle with it as much as possible in attempts to raise its mainstream appeal.

It was an understandable move from them, given the response to Snyder’s previous entries in the DC Extended Universe, but has it resulted in a film that’s much less cohesive than it really should have been? We may never know for sure what could have been, but one bold user (SuperHeroTalk) has gone online to share a good number of the changes between Zack Snyder’s film and the finished cut of Justice League.

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While we’d be hesitant to accept any of work as gospel, it was corroborated from someone on Fat Man on Batman, the superhero show from Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin. So maybe a good portion of it is actually true.

Admittedly, the changes are far too numerous to write out without just straight-up copying, so if you want to check it out for yourself, you can check it in the link HERE, or watch Kevin Smith read through the entire list of changes on his show above.

In regards to whether or not Smith wants to see Snyder’s cut of the film, he’s all for it.

“I think it’s ridiculous not to. Like show the movie, sell the version of the movie that people are familiar with theatrically, wait six months and then f**king hit ‘em with the Snyder vision, cuz it’s not like, what’s the worst that can happen? Like ‘you f**ked up!’ and Warner Bros. is like ‘yeah, I guess’ and it’s in their rear view, they’re working on something else, so it’s just another stream of revenue for them and I think it’d be bat-s**t crazy — pun intended — for them to not put out Zack Snyder’s vision.”

What do you think of al these changes? Are you interested in seeing all these scenes brought into a new cut? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: SuperheroTalkSite (via Fat Man on Batman)

  • Kronx

    Seems like most of it was connective tissue that would’ve helped with the logic of the film and probably given us a more satisfying experience. But none of the scenes cut really seem like they were great scenes.

    However, cutting the idea that Steppenwolf was going to resurrect Clark and Bruce wanted to prevent it was a mistake, as was cutting Bruce’s remorse over killing in his past. Those two details make the middle section make a lot more sense.

  • I just feel that Snyder vision or Extended cut version just needs not to happen. Whatever failures of the past must stop dead in its tracks. We know it failed because on hindsight it’s clear to see audiences did not like and with a direct line of sight comparison with the MCU.

    Let’s just move hoping that Warner have finally learned from their mistakes and from here on out, will get more hits than misses.

  • Victor Roa

    ….. maybe he’s talking about industry talk, but he has been doing too much drugs. He’s smoked himself stupid, we already seen the teaser trailer and it was enough to go “This fiber supplements aren’t working”

  • axebox

    I’d love to see a director’s cut (Zack Snyder is the director), with all of his scenes put back in and alternate cuts of existing scenes. Also want Junky’s score as well. It’s sad to think how much VFX work would be required for this, but WB should really do it. Otherwise we’re definitely stuck with a lackluster JUSTICE LEAGUE (!!!) for all time. That saddens me.

    • Lenin1959

      Not for all time. Wait for the reboot in a few years.

    • Victor Roa

      would you be happy with rough edit, green sceen, temp score, animatics, storyboards dialog given by producers?

  • steadymobb

    There is no Snyder version! It was literally never finished!

  • bickle2

    Given his incredible reliance on green screen, seems to me you’d be talking tens of millions. Not happening unless the work is mostly already done

    • ScreamFace

      It would be interesting to know. The film was already in heavy post production before Snyder left. Even throughout the rewriting/reshooting stage they’d have still been working on completing Snyder’s stuff until the point it was known to not be needed. It’s not as if they shut down production, delayed the film and reshoot stuff. Joss came in during post production and started rewriting and reshooting. Post production would have involved redirecting people working on Snyder’s version as changes were made.
      Even the nature of making sure the film fits into 2 hours would have been relatively late in the game due to the messy nature in which they spend the last few months making the film. Trimmed down action scenes probably had the effects work completed.
      The biggest issue is probably the differences in the final CGI heavy battle.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.