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Zack Snyder Confirms There is a ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League

April 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Zack Snyder is looking to stir the Justice League pot, saying at a convention that there is a director’s cut of the film. The director was doing an appearance at a fan event and, as seen in the below video, confirmed that there’s some sort of vision of his out there.

“I mean, all I’ll tell you is, sure there’s a cut,” he says. “It’s done. I have a cut. I have a bunch of them. So it’s not like…that’s up to them.”

It’s worth noting that the original poster of the clip clarified further about the “bunch of them” line, saying, “I don’t remember the exact person, but someone else who was there said they asked about it and Zack said there is a definitive Cut. He even circled the number 214 on the poster for the event, and said that’s the runtime of his cut.” A 214 minute run time would have been a whopping ninety-four minutes more than the released version of the film.

Fans of Snyder have been hoping for a “Snyder Cut” of the film since its release in late 2017. The film famously went through a creative change when Joss Whedon stepped in to do post-production after Snyder bowed out due to a family tragedy. Snyder recently made waves when he said at a Q&A that people who were angry Batman killed people in Batman V Superman needed to “wake the f**k up” and added, “It’s a cool point of view to be like, ‘My heroes are still innocent. My heroes didn’t f**king lie to America. My heroes didn’t embezzle money from their corporations. My heroes didn’t f**king commit any atrocities.’ That’s cool. But you’re living in a f**king dream world.”

Whether there is a Snyder Cut or not, it seems unlikely that Warner Bros. would sink the significant amount money needed into post-production work to finish the cut by doing such things as color timing, audio tuning, any needed effects work and the like, which can add up to millions of dollars. The costs of releasing Aquaman on home video was reportedly $38 million, and that was for a film that had already gone through post-production. So the odds of a Snyder Cut being released are slim to none. But there is one out there.