Zack Snyder
Director Zack Snyder attends the "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice" New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on March 20, 2016, in New York City. Snyder confirmed that his original cut of "Justice League" exists. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

After his “The Director’s Cuts” event, Zack Snyder sent fans into frenzy when he confirmed that there was actually a Snyder cut of “Justice League.” In a video that made its way online earlier this week, a Snyder fan shared the director’s answer when he asked him about the highly controversial cut. Now that Snyder himself has already confirmed the existence of his version of “Justice League,” the question is, will fans ever get to see it?

A huge shakeup took place in 2016 when Warner Bros. tapped Joss Whedon to replace Snyder in “Justice League’s” directorial chair. Things took a turn for the worse when the film ended up being far less stellar than expected and one of DC and Warner Bros.’ biggest flops in history. When dissatisfied fans initiated a petition urging Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s original cut of the movie, the cut was hypothetical, and nobody was sure if it even existed — back then, both Snyder and the studio kept mum about the issue.

But with Snyder stepping back into the limelight for a new project, the director has finally given his word about the “Justice League” Snyder cut — there definitely is a 214-minute Snyder cut of the movie somewhere, and it would only take “a few CGI tweaks” for it to be released. In a video uploaded by DC fan Charlie, Snyder is shown saying, “I mean all I can tell you is that, sure there’s a cut, it’s done. They have a cut. They have a bunch of them … so, it’s not like … it’s up to them.”

Apparently, there is a Snyder cut of “Justice League.” But for fans who have been itching to see it, that knowledge is not enough — Warner Bros. has to give them a word too. Unfortunately, the original cut is Warner Bros.’ sole property, and it’s entirely up to the studio to finish the cut and deliver it to the audiences. But will that ever happen?

Three years ago, fans sent around a petition that gained over 180,000 signatures in an effort to get Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s cut, but the studio never yielded. Even with Snyder’s recent revelation, the studio continues to be tight-lipped, not showing any interest whatsoever to submit to the massive petition.

While this may irk some fans, the studio’s silence is understandable. Warner Bros. fired Snyder because they preferred Whedon’s vision for “Justice League” over Snyder’s. If fans end up seeing Snyder’s original cut and loving it more than Whedon’s, then Warner Bros. only fried itself using its own oil. The studio would never take that kind of risk.

Also, since Snyder was still into the post-production process when he left the project, it probably would still take considerable work and time to consolidate all the clips and apply all the necessary effects. It is also unclear how far along composer Junkie XL was into the musical score at the time of Snyder’s departure. With DC and Warner Bros’ plate currently full with future projects, chances are Snyder’s cut will no longer see the light of the day — or it could, but not in the near future.

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