It’s been more than a year since Justice League came out, but until now there’s been furious debate on the existence of a “Snyder Cut” of the film—one that kept to the true vision of Snyder before WB brought Joss Whedon in to change everything. Now all the arguments could be put to rest as Snyder himself has confirmed that his cut of the movie exists.
Check out this interview during a fund raising event for his old art school:
It's done. It's up to them.
— Charlie (@Charlie_ZSJL) March 26, 2019
The audio isn’t really that clear, but you can definitely make out Snyder saying, “All I can say is… sure there’s a cut… it’s done. I have a cut. I have a bunch of them. So, it’s not like… that’s up to them [Warner Bros.].”
Though Snyder is credited as director for the theatrical cut of Justice League, he himself has said that he has yet to watch the film. After the complexity of the story of Batman v Superman, there’s no way that Snyder would have given the go on the Justice League that we got.
Will WB eventually release the cut? It’s very hard to say. Though fan demand has been high, DC is trying to pave a new way forward with their films without relying on the universe that Snyder has set up. If it gets released now, there would have to be another overhaul of the DCEU films that are currently in the works. The way it looks, the strategy is to get a hand on the standalone movies, and when DC decides they’ve finally gotten their groove, they’re going to take another stab at the team-up films.
For now, the next DCEU film we have down the line is Shazam!. Catch the movie in theaters April 5.