It’s been a hard-fought battle for almost three years now, and we are finally about to witness the official Zack Snyder cut of Justice League coming to our screens on HBO Max in 2021. Constant teases from Snyder and the utmost demand and support from the fans started the movement of “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut” trending on the internet and was aided by the original cast and crew’s support of Justice League fulfilled everyone’s dream. Warner Bros. gave keys in the hands of Zack Snyder to shoot the revisioned version of his Justice League, which he had to leave amidst due to family emergencies.
Even though Justice League’s Snyder Cut or now referred to as Director’s Cut, is one of the most highly-anticipated projects of 2021, the original theatrical cut, which Zack Snyder had to leave abruptly due to family emergencies, took a huge toll on the director, according to a report from Cinemblend and here we are discussing everything Zack Snyder had to say about it.
Zack Snyder On His Fight For Family & Justice League
The report comes straightaway from Cinemablend, where Sean O’Connell, the author of the “Release the Snyder Cut” book, talked about the Zack Snyder interview where he revealed the situation of him leaving the 2017’s Justice League amidst and how he had to fight with the studios and for the movie. Zack Snyder quoted that he was done with the movie and was in a place where his family needed him the most, and more than anything, he had to honor them the best to heal that world. Zack Snyder stated that he had no energy to fight with the studios or for the movie, and that’s the main thing for Snyder.
Zack Snyder further talked about a different world where he may have decided to stay and stick with the project, and by comparing the movie to a fight, he said that he was always used to this, but at that time, he had no energy in himself. Zack Snyder quoted that he was beaten by what was going on in his life, and thus, he didn’t want to and didn’t care to stay on to the Justice League project.
Zack Snyder was in a challenging position and did the right thing. Today, after continuous support and love from the fans, he can present “Justice League” he always intended to the audience, which no cuts like the theatrical one. There will be a lot to watch out for, as teased by the director, but the sad part is that this could be the last DC project from the director who defined the dark-toned era of DC Extended Universe.
As we previously reported, Warner Bros. and DC President Walter Hamada see it as and Dead End and still consider the theatrical version as part of the canon. In an interview with New York Times, DC President Walter Hamada called the upcoming Justice League Snyder Cut as “storytelling cul-de-sac stating that the movie will probably be in an alternate universe where the story plays out the other. We would rather watch that Snyder’s alternate universe rather than this one.
As we discussed before, much of the reason why Snyder Cut of Justice League will be the final project between Zack Snyder and DC is because of the darker tone which Zack Snyder introduced in the earlier DC Extended Universe movies, which include Man Of Steel and Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Zack Snyder took the storytelling, the nature, and setting of the superhero movies to a completely different, darker, and more serious surface than the audience is usually used to watch, partly because the Marvel movies always had a lighter tone.
The Darker-toned DC movies from Zack Snyder didn’t see much commercial success. Thus, DC switched strategies, starting with 2017’s Wonder Woman that introduced a lighter tone pretty, similar to their rival promotion Marvel who have had huge success with their superhero movies. The new strategy from DC and Warner Bros. saw the studios attaining huge commercial success, which was transitioned into other DC Projects, including Aquaman and Shazam’s likes!
Thus, probably DC at the moment doesn’t want to take a risk as they are already struggling with continuity and actors leaving amidst and switching the tone again by taking a risk to reinclude Zack Snyder, who has loved to introduce the DC superheroes in a darker environment, could be a huge take for the studios. Anyway, we will keep you updated more on the upcoming Justice League: Director’s Cut and everything related to it, so stay tuned to Otakukart News.