Although Zack Snyder has never seen Joss Whedon’s Justice League, he’s been told only an hour of his footage made it into the film’s theatrical cut.
As far as Zack Snyder is aware, only about an hour of his Justice League footage made it into Joss Whedon’s theatrical cut of the film.
“Because I’ve never seen the theatrical version of Justice League, I don’t know exactly what from my movie is in that movie,” Snyder told Total Film magazine. “But I have heard from people who were on my crew and then continued on [with Whedon], there was about an hour of reshoots. So I guess they used about an hour of my footage, and they pretty much touched every shot, whether it was for ADR or whatever. I think my movie is a chance to get into the characters and the story beats a lot more.”
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Whedon oversaw post-production on Justice League after Snyder stepped down as director in May 2017, carrying out extensive reshoots of the latter’s original vision for the movie. The resulting theatrical cut earned mixed to negative reviews, with critics taking the film to task for the noticeable tonal differences between Snyder’s remaining footage and Whedon’s new material. Snyder. Snyder has avoided watching Whedon’s Justice League cut on the advice of his wife and the film’s producer, Deborah Snyder, who told him it “would break his heart.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will only include footage Snyder shot prior to leaving the DC Extended Universe movie, in addition to two new scenes — one of which features Jared Leto as the Joker — Snyder filmed after receiving an official green-light from Warner Bros. Snyder’s Justice League cut will also conclude with a “massive cliffhanger” that was initially meant to set up two more films in the director’s DCEU saga. “It hints, as you would, at a potential other world. I’d plant the seeds as I had wanted to of what would come in the later films,” Snyder said. “That’s in there, but as far as those stories, that would be to come if ever that happened — which it does not look like it would.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The film arrives on HBO Max March 18.
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