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IN REGARDS TO THE ELUSIVE “SNYDER CUT” of JL:
The Snyder cut of Justice League is still on fan’s minds, and a recent rumor indicated Snyder might be working on it as we speak, though a frequent collaborator of Snyder’s has put that rumor to rest.
A rumor recently made the rounds that Snyder, who is working on his next film The Last Photograph, had been working on finishing his cut of Justice League for the last seven months. The theory was based on the fact that Snyder had finished a rough cut of the film to screen to Warner Bros. before changes were made and reshoots started, and that cut would’ve been his original vision for the movie.
“It’s Clickbait,” Oliva wrote. “Anyone who says they have “reliable sources” usually have it wrong. Whenever I site my source it’s pretty much from the person who I’m talking about. Whether it’s Zack, Geoff Johns, Patty Jenkins, Ben Affleck Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, etc. it’s all firsthand.”
Now, Oliva isn’t saying there isn’t a Snyder cut mind you. He’s only saying that Snyder hasn’t been working to finish that cut over the past 7 months. Oliva has previously said there is a Snyder cut, as Snyder’s editing process is to pretty much put a movie together as he goes along, opting not to do much of the editing in post-production.
“Other than incomplete vfx and maybe some reshoots for hook ups everything was shot that was storyboarded,” Oliva wrote. “Zack isn’t the kind of director who creates the film in the edit bay. It’s all planned out meticulously from beginning to end. That’s how MoS and BvS was done.”
Olvia went back and forth a bit with Mark Hughes on social media about the existence of this cut, and while it does need polish and vfx, the core film is there.
“I think they are responding to people saying that the Snydercut (prior to Whedon’s involvement) does not exist and is not a cohesive story because Zack left,” Oliva said. “It may not be 100% polished but all of the planned scenes were shot and edited into a full timeline.”
Oliva also said, ultimately, fans know that and just want to see that version even if the studio isn’t interested in polishing Snyder’s screening version into a finished product.
“That’s what the whole movement is about,” Oliva said of the “Release the Snyder Cut” movement. “It’s not about finishing the film it’s about showing the fans of Zack’s universe established in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman the more accurate representation of where the story was supposed to go.”
That representation is something that fans are hopeful will surface at San Diego Comic-Con later this month. Not only have there been rumors that Snyder has spent the last seven months finishing his version of Justice League, there have also been rumors that Warner Bros. would use its Hall H presentation to unveil it, though Oliva said that kid of announcement was “up in the air”.
DC Rumored to Focus on Standalone Films Over Crossovers in Future:
To this point, the universe based on DC Comics, has had a bit of a rough time getting started. The Zack Snyder-led project was a decent box office supporter for a spell, but critics tore most of the movies apart, and the DCEU sort of fizzled out with Justice League. Wonder Woman remains the only film from the connected universe considered a major success.
This tough run has put a giant question mark on the future of DC films, but a new rumor suggests that going forward, Warner Bros. and DC will focus on standalone movies, and not worry as much about connecting everything together.
Daniel R, the Twitter user who has a knack for sharing solid DC movie news, spilled a new take this week.
“The future is Stand-Alone, with very few crossovers,” Daniel t