Warner Bros. is toying with the idea of releasing a ‘Justice League’ extended cut on Blu-Ray/DVD, but it won’t be the Zack Snyder cut that people are hoping for. The studio finally launched their DC Comics-based universe (unofficially known as the DCEU) with Snyder’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ in 2016 and continued to expand upon the newly formed universe with Snyder’s 2017 ‘Justice League’ film.
‘Justice League’ brought the world’s finest heroes together- Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) – for the first time ever on the big screen. The movie encountered numerous behind the scenes issues and that led to a haphazard final cut that was met with mixed reviews. Scenes that were showcased in the film’s trailers and promos were nowhere to be found, leading to fans demanding an extended cut on home video.
Film reporter Mario F. Robles released a statement on Twitter that Warner Bros. is contemplating an extended cut of ‘Justice League’ to be packaged along with ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman V Superman’ as part of Snyder’s ‘Superman’ trilogy. However, Robles cautions that this extended cut will not be the Snyder cut that fans have been petitioning for, but rather an extended version of the theatrical cut edited by Joss Whedon.
It would include an Extended Cut of JL.
It’d be an extended version of the theatrical cut. Not Snyder’s cut.
— Mario-F. Robles (@I_Am_MFR) December 6, 2017
Snyder made a public exit from ‘Justice League’ earlier this year due to a personal tragedy, leaving the superhero team-up movie to former ‘Avengers’ director Whedon. Whedon led the movie’s reshoots throughout the summer and oversaw editing on the final cut that ended up in theaters. This process but removed many of Snyder’s scenes and gave audiences something they were not expecting from a Snyder film.
Warner Bros. appears to have listened to the fans and is looking into potentially adding in the scenes that were cut from Whedon’s version. Unfortunately, the ‘Justice League’ extended cut may not be enough to redeem the film, as it turned out to be the lowest-grossing DC movie since ‘Batman Begins.’