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    Supermanlogo The Snyder Cut is happening.

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/z...ax-1234611928/

    The mythical, unreleased version of the 2017 superhero film “Justice League” will finally see the light of day on Warner Media’s HBO Max in 2021.

    After years of campaigning from talent and comic book fans, the studio behind the DC Films ensemble “Justice League” will offer original director Zach Snyder’s cut of the film, which saw heroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and Superman share the same screen.

    Director Zack Snyder announced the news on a live Q&A Wednesday, following a virtual screening of his Henry Cavill-led Superman film “Man of Steel.”

    Snyder completed the majority of work on “Justice League” in 2016, but stepped away from post-production and editing in light of a family tragedy. Warner Bros. brought in “The Avengers” helmer Joss Whedon to finish the job, and the varying styles of both men led many fans to believe Snyder had envisioned a much darker take on the project.

    Budgeted at a reported $300 million, the film grossed over $650 million worldwide and did not resonate with critics, sitting at 40% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The DC assemblage was largely perceived as a miss in comparison to the juggernaut of Marvel Studios, and led to a creative pivot away from a tightly connected cinematic universe in favor of a far more loosely assembled collection of comic book adaptations.

    This includes Todd Phillips’ global smash “Joker,” which won Joaquin Phoenix the best actor Oscar and grossed over $1 billion at the global box office. Ben Affleck has subsequently vacated the batsuit, in favor of Robert Pattinson in an upcoming reboot from director Matt Reeves.

    #ReleaseTheSnyderCut became a massive grassroots rallying cry — an example of how fandom can seize hold of a franchise despite all efforts by the studio to control it, especially online. Then in November 2019, “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot kicked the campaign into overdrive by tweeting the hashtag with a grayscale still from “Justice League,” with Affleck and Snyder himself following suit — sending fans into a twitter-fed frenzy. Even Aquaman, Jason Momoa, called for the darker film to drop as recently as May 19, 2020.

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    I have almost no interest in this. Some of the lighthearted moments were the best in what was released. I thought overall is was an abysmal film. If you go in and remove the camaraderie, the human elements and what little humor Joss injected and you'll have a dystopian, unwatchable pile of crap.

    The only directors cut I think I've liked better than the original was Daredevil. The theatrical release was average at best. When they re-ordered some of the scenes and added a few it really flowed so much better and made sense. The final battle with Kingpin has more weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Axe View Post
    I have almost no interest in this. Some of the lighthearted moments were the best in what was released. I thought overall is was an abysmal film. If you go in and remove the camaraderie, the human elements and what little humor Joss injected and you'll have a dystopian, unwatchable pile of crap.

    The only directors cut I think I've liked better than the original was Daredevil. The theatrical release was average at best. When they re-ordered some of the scenes and added a few it really flowed so much better and made sense. The final battle with Kingpin has more weight.
    Other than actually liking the finished film, I agree with you. I didn't leave thinking "I wish there was more of Zach Snyder's input in this".

    Yeah, Daredevil's extended cut was also superior IMO.

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    I've never seen the director's cut of Daredevil. Likely won't see this cut of Justice League. Not because I refuse. More like I simply don't have a lot of time. Maybe I will get sick again and have some movie watching time. Honestly, I wish I had more time to watch more movies. They are my #1 source of entertainment.
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    Justice League is like a half-baked cake. It was pulled out of the oven too early, and the chefs changed mid-shift, but parts of it tasted pretty good. Others didn't, and most of it looked horrible. But the original chef's intention was probably very bitter. I'm not going to go out of my way to watch it. I own, but have never watched the "Ultimate" cut of BvS, just because I really don't care for Snyder's off-putting vision of my two favorite fictional characters.

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    I gave it a chance the first time.it was ok and I didn't loathe it, and there are certainly marvel movies I feel the same way about, so not interested in spending more time on it. And if you advertise Superman standing in the rain on a movie poster you don't get Superman. I am also tired of constantly seeing "the Snyder cut" on my newsfeed. I did like Watchmen but that's a dystopian story anyway more up his alley.

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    It doesn't exist yet. They're giving Snyder $20-30 million to finish making the Snyder cut. I think it's just a way to capitalize on all the buzz about the "Snyder cut" as a way to drive subscriptions to HBO Max for those inclined to be interested in DC Material with the hopes it brings audience to the mew DC material they are including. It's just another marketing push in the age of streaming wars capitalizing on a hyped up movement for something that didn't actually exist, so they are throwing marketing money at it to make it exist hoping it brings back more return.

    Even Snyder himself said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter about this project that it will be an entirely new thing-so I wonder if will satisfy those looking for the pre-Whedon take since it's not that, and if we will get a new we want the real Snyder cut movement will emerge form those dissatisfied with the post-Whedon Snyder do-over take.

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    I did not like Snyder first two DC Movies (or2.5 considering they rereleased BVS) and could care less about this one. Will I see it, yes (duh) went HBO Max releases more original DC Comics material, there first offerings do not make me want to go out and subscribe yet.
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    I am curious to see it. the theatrical release was entertaining but not great. but I agree Snyder was the wrong man to helm the DC universe. his movies are too dark

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