Even if you enjoyed Justice League, it’s very clear that it’s kind of a Frankenstein’s Monster of a flick. Between the visions of Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon, and the countless studio heads, it was clear the end result was something of a mishmash of everything they’d thrown at the wall, for better or worse.
On the heels of the film’s release — despite the hate Batman v Superman got — some fans cried out for a Snyder Cut. “Let them create the film Snyder originally envisioned,” was the rallying cry. But is something like this even possible on a reasonable budget? Some evidence seemed to point at a “maybe,” but it was still a tall order.
The Wall Street Journal has done some digging, and as far as they can tell, there was pretty much nothing indicating at anything more than an existence of a rough cut from when principal photography wrapped in late 2016. But that wasn’t all. It was also highlighted that Joss Whedon didn’t do his rewrites alone. Snyder himself oversaw the new scenes written, and he’d plan on directing the reshoots until his daughter’s death. So while it’s easy to paint the studio and rewriters as the bad guys here, he still had some involvement.
That being said, it seems all too clear that things weren’t exactly left on the best of terms, as Snyder has yet to see Justice League.
Finally, the outlet goes on to say that Warner Bros. “isn’t planning to mention a Snyder cut or to release any alternate versions of Justice League.”
There we go. Dream dead. Time to move one. Now onto Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman…