VFX Artist Says a Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League Doesn’t Exist
Following the release of Justice League, fans worldwide have been requesting more than what the film currently has on offer in theaters. The desire for more stems from a deluge of changes behind the scenes, rumors of director Zack Snyder’s vision being stifled and reports of a much longer version begging for home release à la Batman v Superman’s extended cut. This passion to see the film as Snyder initially intended has garnered substantial attention. In an effort to convince Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s cut of Justice League, a fan-launched petition is making waves and currently sits at nearly 135,000 signatures. According to one of the DCEU’s VFX artists, though, such endeavors may be fruitless.
During an AMA on Reddit, a VFX artist addressed claims suggesting the existence of a purely Zack Snyder-version of the film, and whether such a cut would ever see the light of day. Their explanation is as follows (via CinemaBlend):
“There is no ‘Snyder cut’ – directors constantly change the edit as they’re going along, hence why some shots get half finished then scrapped – like some of the leaked ones.
“For instance in the Barry saves Iris scene, there’s a load of unfinished hot dogs but some fairly far-ahead explosion and environment work. He’s barefoot btw because the shot where he turns around and the floor ripples was supposed to have his sneakers rip apart from how fast he turned. We were in the middle of working on them when the shot was omitted (cut) last year.”
The VFX artist later adds:
“1000% bulls**t. As I’ve said, of course, there is an assembly cut Zack had going before he left, but that was 9 months ago. He himself said he hasn’t touched or interfered or been a part of the process since March. There is no cut. People like this guy (who spread the rumor) are the worst, perpetuating rumors of processes they don’t understand.”