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– by Seth McDonald

Over the last couple of days, Justice League and Zack Snyder have been the talk of the movie news world. A couple days ago it was reported that Zack Snyder was actually fired from the Justice League for his “unwatchable” rough cut of the film, as opposed to stepping down for personal reasons.

Last year at Ace Comic-Con, Ciaran Hinds (Mance Rayder on Game of Thrones), who plays the film’s villain, Steppenwolf, was asked by photographer Jason Laboy what the deal was with a Snyder cut of Justice League.

Here’s what Ciaran Hinds had to say:

“That wasn’t the movie I worked so hard on. We hope the director’s cut comes out because it was better than the movie in the theaters.”

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Laboy also said when he asked the rest of the cast, including Ray Fisher, who plays Cyborg, he received very coy reactions from them:

“I can say that the cast, when I asked them, ‘What’s up with the Snyder Cut?’, Ray (Cyborg) looked to me with a big smile and wide eyes and did the sign ‘my lips are sealed,’ the others smiled and said ‘Sorry we can’t talk about it.'”

The plot thickens.

Cirian Hinds made his opinion very clear, and assuming it’s true that the rest of the cast shares those feelings, it makes it difficult to understand why Snyder was fired. Perhaps the cast didn’t see the same cut as the folks who said the footage was unwatchable, or we could simply have a wide spectrum of taste. Perhaps Indiana Jones could search for the lost Snyder cut in the upcoming fifth film.

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Source: Jason Laboy (via ComicBookMovie)

  • J-man The Great

    Must be true given his unbiased opinion.

  • DubCheezy

    I just watched JL last night and I can say that it really did feel like a “patched together” film and you could certainly feel Whedon’s influence. That being said, I felt Whedon’s stuff was the strongest. Snyder’s stuff felt bleak and dreary but Whedon’s was more lighthearted and character-focused. I suspect a lot was left out of the theatrical cut but I don’t think it would be much of an improvement.

    • Michael Roberts

      How So?

    • Games

      Funny thing, what you think you know is Whedon’s or Snyder’s is probably wrong.

  • Kronx

    Like actors ever know what the Hell is going on.

    Anyway I expect a double dip in the future with some extended edition probably incorporating more Snyder scenes but maintaining a lot of Whedon’s stuff. Remember, Snyder wanted Whedon there in the first place.

    • AndyInCleveland

      So….on behalf of hardworking actors everywhere, go screw yourself.

      Actors have as much to gain or lose from the quality of the work that bears their name as anyone else involved. The bigger the picture, the bigger the stakes. Sure, they are primarily there to hit their mark and do their jobs, but most actors I know pay attention to their environment and what’s going around on around them. It’s just good business.

      I understand if ciaran Hinds is not happy with the final product that hit theaters. His character was reduced to a half-baked CGI video game villain. In several scenes, it looked as if they had stopped at the basic rendering level for Steppenwolf. I liken it to casting Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin and then putting him in that god-awful Power Rangers get up.

      • bickle2

        Except his goblin had 10x the complexity

  • axebox

    It’s clear that WB got cold feet. They went all in on Snyder, and once he is finally making the movie he dreamed about they pull the rug out from him.

    Let us see the directors cut! We will gladly buy it! There’s a HUGE market for a better, longer, more hardcore badass Justice League movie.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Ciaran Hinds? Sounds more like a ketchup than a name.

    • Games

      Seriously? That guy is an amazing actor.

      • Kindofabigdeal

        So does that mean we can’t make word play jokes on his name? Is he exempt from any kind of commentary because he was in Munich?