Is anyone else getting tired of hearing about the vaunted “Snyder Cut”? According to Kevin Burwick of MovieWeb DCEU fans are still holding out hope that this supposed director’s cut will still make its way to the light of day and show that Justice League was initially a lot of better than it was seen to be when it was released in all it’s less than impressive glory. At this point it almost feels as though this discussion should retreat back to the shadows that Snyder is seen to favor so much in his movies. That might sound a bit harsh, but Kevin is pretty accurate in stating that Warner Bros. and Snyder bit off way more than they could chew when it came to the Justice League since the story itself is massive, though it tries to nail things down in a single beat while attempting to keep all the moving parts safe and secure where they were while attempting to bring them in naturally and without too much fuss. In essence though it felt as though the movie was being brought together in a very haphazard and reluctant manner that made the Avengers look like the original A team of comics since their feuding within their own movie was at least entertaining and didn’t feature anyone wanting to come on board just because they ‘needed friends’. Sorry Barry, but your overeager puppy dog exuberance was kind of hard to stomach.
There’s also no way to tell just who’s telling the truth when it comes to how completed the Snyder cut really is since Snyder would have us believe that it’s finished and is ready to roll, but a word from Danny Elfman that was featured by Jamie Lovett of Comic Book goes like this:
“So, I don’t know quite how they’d do [a Snyder cut]. He had a tremendous tragedy, which forced him to not finish the film. I don’t quite understand this, because it wasn’t like he was fired, and that there is a Director’s Cut that is a finished movie and that the studio fired him and then hired Joss.”
If you don’t know who Danny Elfman is then you need to brush up on your cinema knowledge since he’s a composer that’s been around for quite some time and has had his hand in so many projects that listing them all would take too much time at this moment. The tragedy he’s mentioning though took place in 2017 when Snyder’s daughter committed suicide, as covered by Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair, which caused him to step down and allowed Joss Whedon to take over. It was the right move for Snyder as many agree since taking care of your family in the light of such a tragedy is what many might have expected and is perhaps the best thing he could have done. But barring that he wasn’t seen to come back to the movie, and there’s no real proof that it’s completely done. Finishing it up would mean more work, more money, and in a sense more marketing since it would take a monumental effort to bring it back to light. People have seen Justice League, they’ve made their minds up, and despite the DCEU fans that NOW want to see something that MIGHT change public opinion about the movie, it’s still likely that the cut, if it exists, wouldn’t change much, if anything.
Plus, there’s one thing that you can’t help but think will still stick out in the minds of everyone, fan and detractor alike, since it was one of the biggest gaffes of recent times, and it’s one that we’re still bound to talk about no matter that it’s now in the past. The Henry Cavill mustache situation. Oh yes, THAT. The fact that whoever was in charge couldn’t just have him shave the mustache and then possibly use a fake mustache for another movie he was filming made a serious error on this one and it shows in a big way since his mouth looks like it’s moving beneath his skin in a very freaky and unsettling way that many fans couldn’t help but point out and troll mercilessly the moment it came out. The mere fact that this was allowed onto the big screen is a huge mark against the Justice League in any regard, no matter if the Snyder cut comes out or not. If it still involves this horrible display of CGI that would have been deemed horrible even back in the early 2000s, or possibly even the 90s, then there’s nothing for it and the effort will be wasted. But given that the argument is still fiercely raging as to whether it’s even completed or not it’s not likely that we’re going to be seeing it anytime soon.