Justice League VFX Artist Says Zack Snyder Cut Won't Be Released

Posted 2017/11/24 0 0

A Zack Snyder cut of Justice League won’t happen, according to the artist.


Fans are petitioning Warner Bros. to release an unadulterated “Snyder cut” of the film, believing that his singular vision might yield a more complete film. As of writing this, an online petition at Change.Org for a Justice League Zack Snyder director's cut, along with the planned score by Junkie XL, has reached over 120,000 signatures, with no signs of slowing down. However, a VFX artist who worked on Justice League has squashed any notion of that happening over on Reddit:

“1000% bulls**t. As I’ve said, of course, there is an assembly cut Zack had going before he left, but that was 9 months ago. He himself said he hasn’t touched or interfered or been a part of the process since March. There is no cut. People like this guy (who spread the rumor) are the worst, perpetuating rumors of processes they don’t understand.”

The r/DC_Cinematic moderators confirmed the artist’s legitimacy, but it’s always good to take news like this with a grain of salt even though the notion of a completed Snyder cut existing out in the world is highly unlikely. An extended cut on home video is certainly possible, but that will consist primarily of Whedon’s additional scenes, not the assembly cut that was screened before Snyder exited the film. Those scenes, such as the ones that recently leaked online, contain unfinished CGI and the studio won’t bankroll additional VFX work for a director’s cut given the time allotted to Snyder to edit his version.

Here is the synopsis for Justice League:

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton and Billy Crudup.