We all know by now that whatever plans Zack Snyder initially had for Justice League were thrown out the window, when he left the project and Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the movie. The result was a fairly mediocre film which neither seemed very happy with, Whedon distancing himself almost immediately and Snyder continuing to share what could have been with his fans.
Talking of this, once again Zack Snyder has been sharing some of his plans for Justice League with fans on the Vero social network. Far as I can tell Snyder and his fans are the only people on Vero, as no one else seems to use it. There are still many fans of Snyder’s previous DCEU movies that feel the director was the right man to bring Justice League to screens and they wish he had been able to complete his vision for these characters.
I’ll just say up front that I am not one of them, I thought Batman V Superman was a disaster of a movie. I also preferred the obvious Whedon take on Superman from the Justice League we got. I really wasn’t keen to see an evil Injustice version of Superman, at least not this early in the characters story. In my opinion if you are going to deconstruct a character, then you have to construct them first of all, and Snyder’s films failed to convince me he was the man to make Superman films. If you are one of Snyder’s fans you may be interested in what the director had to say on Vero regarding an alternative back story for the Motherboxes, courtesy of Cinemablend.
Snyder initially had plans to show the back story of the Human controlled Motherbox, one of the films three MacGuffins. Original plans had the Nazi’s discovering this Motherbox and then it falling into US hands after the war. Thus, it would be less of a surprise when this Motherbox shows up at S.T.A.R labs to be able to save the life of Ray Fisher aka Cyborg. Snyder also reveals that after Wonder Woman was released, the plan was changed to have Steve Trevor’s team find the Motherbox at the end of the First World War instead.
Perhaps there is a little too much similarity between Snyder’s original vision and the story of the Tesseract from Captain America: The First Avenger? Whereas the change to Steve Trevor’s gang would have helped to differentiate it slightly and also provide further links with Wonder Woman. Either way it’s hard to argue that some backstory really wouldn’t have gone amiss in Justice League. The movie could have benefited greatly from another half an hours’ worth of build-up.
What do you think of the Motherbox backstory, should it have been in the movie or was Justice League better off without it? As always leave your musings in the comments section below.
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SOURCE: Zack Snyder (via Cinemablend)