It’s been a long several months when it comes to DC Films, DC Comics and what could be argued as one of the most anticipated comic book movies of all time’s release. JUSTICE LEAGUE was the first time we saw the League– eh, six out of the seven, anyway, but the first live-action, big screen appearance for the team. Of course, with the behind the scenes issues and a legion of critics at the ready to take it down like the Persians were the 300, let’s just say they “succeeded.”
One of the first things we saw was a demand for the release of Zack Snyder’s (director) version of the film, the “Snyder Cut.” Of course, it seemed pretty obvious with how soon Snyder left the movie during post production that it was unlikely we’d get such a thing.
The demand for said version was extremely high, as a petition calling for its release amassed 166,885 (as of publication of this article) out of the 200K it’s asking for.
There’s clearly logic behind releasing the Snyder Cut, as the BATMAN V SUPERMAN Ultimate Cut topped the Disc Charts according to Variety. This would undoubtedly be the same, if not do better sales, with all of the controversy behind the movie and added support to Snyder.
With all that in mind, what would you think Warner Bros. would release? The Snyder Cut, or the Whedon Extended?
Well, according to Michael Vassallo of Heroic Hollywood, a news listing on the German Amazon website,
Seemingly confirms that we will be getting not only different formats of the film but also a limited edition of Justice League that holds a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes [compared to] the theatrical cut of the film which clocked in at right around 2 hours.
That’s an extra 15 minutes of film.
I’m sorry, but in no way, shape or form is an extra 15 minutes going to be the Snyder Cut that fans have been championing since nearly JUSTICE LEAGUE’s release. It seems patronizing to me, and only adds to the reasoning behind the DC Films shakeup. At this point I think it’s safe to admit a Snyder Cut is only but an exhausted dream, and in hindsight with what Snyder has given us (in the form of MAN OF STEEL and BVS) I’m fine with that.
I hope that Walter Hamada (DC Films head) manages to tighten up his crew, and that problems like what we’ve seen become extinct.