We live in a world of cuts. Cuts on cuts on cuts. Back in our day, when a movie came out, that was the movie as it would be for all eternity. In many cases, we can’t imagine the films being any different from how they were released. Now, however, the doors have been blown off of the world of “cuts,” with filmmakers releasing them fairly soon after the theatrical releases of the movie. One such cut we have not gotten, however, is the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
The simple idea of another cut of Justice League is actually something that The Invisible Man director doesn’t like. Speaking on the Reel Blend Podcast, Leigh Whannell balked at the idea of a Snyder Cut.
“I never want to have another cut sitting somewhere that competes with the original cut,” Whannell said on the Reel Blend podcast Wednesday. “I guess what I’m saying is, whatever circumstances created that cut, whatever horrible circumstances are totally understandable. For me personally, I would always view it as a terrible thing that there was an unseen cut of the film.”
To be clear, he’s not saying that filmmakers need to just suck it up and deal with the existing cut, but dislikes the overall circumstances. He seems concerned with the idea that there would ever be a situation where a director would be unhappy with the cut of the film. He also dislikes the idea as a viewer, as it has the potential to alienate those who haven’t seen the cut.
“Over the years, you’ll see this thing where it’s like, ‘James Cameron re-releases the director’s cut of ‘Aliens.’ And then he’ll introduce it. When you watch it, he comes on the screen and he says, ‘This is the way I always intended people to watch ‘Aliens,’ and my first thought is, ‘That’s nuts!’ Don’t have one definitive version of the movie. I hate this idea that we missed out on the version he wanted us to see.”
It goes to show just how blessed he’s been with his career thus far that he hasn’t had that experience yet as a filmmaker.
“That’s the situation I’m saying would be a nightmare, would be someone forcibly changing a film I had made to such a degree that I felt the version out there was not the true version,” Whannell said. “That is a living nightmare I don’t want to live. Maybe I’ll go through it one day.”
What do you think of Whannell’s comments? Do you agree with him or do you just want your damn Snyder Cut of Justice League already? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Reel Blend Podcast