Justice League helmer Zack Snyder is fueling the desire from DC fans to see the unreleased "Snyder Cut" of the movie by releasing a never-before-seen image from a deleted scene. Nearly two years after the release of the DC-based movie, fan excitement surrounding the Snyder Cut is stronger than it's ever been, as the perception most fans seem to have is that Snyder's original version would have turned out much greater than the theatrical release we ultimately got.
Taking to the social media platform Vero, Snyder reveals a sneak peek at a deleted scene featuring Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) and Iris West (Kiersey Clemons) to give us a look at one of the scenes we lost. Almsot immediatly Twitter became flooded with the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. And the slogan began trending once again.
After wrapping filming, Snyder had to step down from the project during post-production in the wake of a family tragedy. This opened the door for Joss Whedon to step in and finish Justice League himself, which involved writing many new scenes himself and ordering major reshoots. This heavily changed the creative direction of the movie as it was, also leaving some pivotal moments from the Justice League Snyder Cut on the cutting room floor. This resulted in The Flash having his story heavily changed while the Iris West character wound up getting cut entirely, killing what could have been a romantic sub-plot for the two. In the newly-released image of Barry and Iris, the two are locking eyes, with Snyder's caption simply reading, "Cute couple."
In addition to Snyder, there are other big names involved in Justice League hoping to see the famous Snyder Cut one day become publicly available for DC fans to see. Aquaman star Jason Momoa has seen the Snyder Cut, noting that he believes the "public needs to see it." Lex Luthor actor Jesse Eisenberg has also revealed he shot more scenes for the movie that didn't make it to theaters, leading fans to wonder what all else had been changed following Snyder's exit from the project. In any case, the differences seem to be drastic enough to the point where Snyder refuses to watch the theatrical version of the movie.
As Warner Bros. and DC's answer to the popular Avengers movie series, Justice League brings together all of the major superheroes from the DCEU, including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Unfortunately, the movie was met with mixed reviews upon its release and underperformed at the box office, costing the studio tens of millions of dollars. Releasing the Snyder Cut seems like a logical way to try to recoup some of those lost profits, even if it's released directly to home video without a theatrical run. When HBO Max announced its slate, fans flooded the streamer's Twitter feed demanding they release The Snyder Cut. Putting it on the new streaming service certainly would get some new subscribers interested that might not be otherwise.
At the end of the day, releasing the mysterious Snyder Cut of Justice League is not up to the filmmaker. That decision will have to be made by Warner Bros., and at this time, there have been no plans announced from the studio about moving forward with the alternate cut of the controversial movie. With those involved now joining the fans in pressuring the studio to release it, we seem to be closer to seeing it happen than we've ever been before. The new photo from the unreleased Snyder Cut of Justice League comes to us from Zack Snyder on Vero.