Following the rumor yesterday that Zack Snyder was actually fired from directing Justice League (covered by our own Seth McDonald below), it seems like the full story is slowly starting to come to the surface.
RELATED – Zack Snyder Was Fired From DCEU
According to Collider, separate sources have told the outlet that this firing came after Zack Snyder showed a rough cut of Justice League which the sources claim was “unwatchable.” As the outlet says, it’s very unusual for separate sources to use the exact word unwatchable. No one reported this at the time because no one wanted to pile more pressure on Snyder. As we know, Snyder was also going through some personal tragedy at the time this story broke.
Now, of course, we don’t fully understand what “unwatchable” means. After all, a rough cut of an unfinished movie IS going to be a little unwatchable and can be fixed with reshoots and editing. However, clearly there was serious panic at WB after this cut had been shown, and this panic led to them firing Snyder from the DCEU. We know the story from this point pretty well, most of the movie was already shot and Joss Whedon was hired to finish it. Anyone who has watched Justice League can see just how much of the movie was reshot by Whedon, almost all Superman scenes, for one.
The result was in many ways a beautiful disaster, I personally thought the movie was fun, despite its many obvious standout flaws. You have to wonder whether we will eventually get the full story behind this movie in time. If anything Justice League is likely to become infamous as the years pass by.
While we still must classify this as rumor for now, it does make you think that there is clearly more to this story than we were told at the time.
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