So now that director Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck has officially joined the “Snyder Cut” movement, will Warner Bros. soon release the Snyder version of the latest “Justice League”???
I haven’t been following this story much so I thought I would finally look into it and post my thoughts. I believe what led to this movement is that Zack Snyder filmed a much longer version of the film “Justice League”… I’ve read that Snyder’s version was much more than 3 hrs. long. About three and a half hour long film, I think. It turned out that Warner Bros. hated the Snyder version so much that they didn’t want to release it at all. That’s how director Joss Whedon came in to take over for re-shoots and re-writes so therefor, the Joss Whedon version of “Justice League” brought the film down to a two hour film.
Once Joss Whedon’s version of “Justice League” came out in theaters, it received mostly negative criticism by fans. This sparked interest of DC/Warner fans that they think Warner Bros. should release the Snyder cut ’cause they might think the Snyder version would be a lot better. The “Snyder Cut” movement has been going on through social media for a long time now. Jason Momoa already expressed interest in the “Snyder Cut”. Now Zack Snyder himself and Ben Affleck joined the movement.
Even though Snyder directed the original version all by himself, it’s not all up to him to release it publicly since it’s Warner Bros.’s film so it’s their prerogative whether or not they want to release it. Even Kevin Smith wants the Snyder Cut released.
Even though I have no problem with Joss Whedon’s theatrical release of “Justice League” as I think it’s pretty good, I really hope Warner Bros. releases the Snyder version. I think we deserve to see Snyder’s take on the “Justice League” film like it was originally intended, ya know? Warner Bros. may hate the Snyder version but that doesn’t mean the rest of us will hate it. They should make a DVD/BluRay exclusive release of Snyder’s version, I don’t see why not?
I know Snyder’s: “Man of Steel” and “B vs. S: Dawn of Justice” got mixed reviews but I fuckin’ LOVED both of those films. I thought both were really good and still stand by it. I think the Snyder version of “Justice League” would be really good too. The reason I loved the Dawn of Justice film so much is that I thought they told the Death of Superman and Doomsday story so well which people don’t get. That story finally deserved to get told on the big screen and “Dawn of Justice” did just that. Plus “Dawn of Justice” was a badass action film too.
With that being said, I hope Warner Bros. does the smart thing and lets all see it ’cause we deserve to see it. We just gotta keep pressuring them.
***Possible Spoilers below***
The reason WB hasn’t been advertising Superman in the new “Justice League” movie even though Henry Cavill is still casted as Superman in the film is ’cause Superman is dead. At least he’s faking it.
Remember in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, Superman was killed by Doomsday at the end of it. At the end of the film, we see dirt rising off the casket giving us a hint that Superman is actually alive still.
At the end of “Dawn of Justice”, Bruce Wayne says to Wonder Woman, “We have to stand together”. Meaning they are about to form the new Justice League ’cause Bruce Wayne/Batman can’t save the world by himself without Superman, ya know? That’s why he’s forming Justice League.
My prediction in “Justice League” is that we won’t see Superman for most of the entire movie. We won’t see Superman ’til the very end of the film. When the Justice League group are in trouble toward the end of the film, that’s when Superman will finally appear and save the day.
With that being said, though, “Justice League” looks fuckin’ badass and I’m gonna go see it for sure. Can’t wait!
Ya know, I totally trust Ben Affleck when he’s gonna make his own Batman solo film which will be interesting to see his take on the character. Ben says he’s in no hurry to make the new Batman film despite the release date being slated for June 14, 2019 so could there be a lot push backs due to Ben being late with the script?
Once again, I’m not a big fan of Ben’s liberal politics but he does make good movies, though. I also think he’s a good director ’cause I really liked “The Town” and “Argo” in which he starred & directed both of those films.
Because of that movie “The Town” which is a favorite film of mine that he did, I know Ben is capable of making kick-ass action movies so I know Ben will make his Batman film a great action film as well. Hopefully Ben’s solo Batman movie won’t be another “origin” story. Ben’s version of Batman’s origin was already told in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, that was a new introduction of Batman so I don’t think it’ll be an origin story. It’s probably gonna be a standalone movie.
It’ll be interesting to see who Ben will pick as the leading villain and hopefully it won’t be the Joker again. How about someone new and different like The Riddler, Penguin, Killer Croc, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Hugo Strange, Hush, Victor Zsasz, etc.???
Will Ben use a sidekick for his new Batman film like maybe Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman (remember, Catwoman wasn’t always bad), Nightwing, etc.??? I think Batgirl would be kind of cool. It’ll be cool if Batgirl would finally get her time for the big screen.
Ben Affleck the man himself revealed that the title to his solo Batman film that he will direct and co-write himself is gonna be simply titled, “The Batman” but he could change it, though.
Even though I’m not a huge fan of Ben’s die-hard liberal politics, I loved him as Batman ’cause I thought “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” was a great movie. I’m sure Ben’s solo Batman film is gonna be great too.
I wonder who Ben is gonna have as villains in his Batman film? Will he have the Joker again? I think he should also bring in the Penguin, Riddler, etc. I think it would be even cooler if the Riddler could be the main villain in this one. There’s a lot of talk that Deadshot could be the villain like Ben teased before but that could be for “Justice League” though.
It be cool if he has some other villains like Hush, Killer Croc, Mad Hatter and also, Hugo Strange would be cool too.
Wonder what Ben’s version of “The Batman” would be like? Is it gonna be a whole new origin story? Probably not ’cause they already explained Batman’s origin in “B vs. S: Dawn of Justice”.
Ben may as well have the Joker again. Even though the Joker wasn’t in the “B vs. S: Dawn of Justice” film at all, the Joker was referenced a few times in that movie. So ya never know, the Joker could be back. If they do get Joker back, they should try and get Mark Hamill to play him ’cause that would be freakin’ cool. Hamill never played a live action Joker yet but I think he could pull it off well.
I’m the biggest Batman fan there is and I look forward to anything Batman. I haven’t seen “Suicide Squad” yet but looking forward to it when it comes out for rental.
So I just re-watched “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” on BluRay last weekend and I still see nothing wrong with the film. Yes, the film is still the most hated film in Hollywood right now. After I re-watched it, I can’t understand why. The film is not bad like everyone is saying. Actually, I think the film is pretty fucking great and I really mean that too.
Reasons the film is great for what it is ’cause it was pretty faithful to the comics for the most part. A lot of the movie was adapted from “The Death and Life of Superman”, ya know that famous story about Doomsday. They finally brought the “Death and Life of Superman” to the big screen. Also, “Batman v. Superman: DOJ” had many other comics adapted to that movie too like it had a lot of “Dark Knight: Returns” mixed in there as well ’cause the film was pretty much about an aging Batman. That’s where they got the idea of Batman and Superman not getting along too well at first ’cause they borrowed that idea from “The Dark Knight Returns” graphic novel/animated movie. So technically, the “Batman vs. Superman: DOJ” film is a mix of “Death and Life of Superman” and “The Dark Knight Returns”.
Plus, I think the visuals and the action scenes in “Batman v. Superman: DOJ” are out of this world. Sure all the action scenes don’t start ’til the second half of movie ’cause I’ll admit the movie started off kind of slow in the beginning but that’s good. It leaves room for more story. Everybody expected “Batman v. Superman: DOJ” to be this big action movie but when you actually see it, you’ll realize it’s something different.
I thought the Doomsday battle was incredible. That was probably the best part of the movie, in my opinion, that’s when Wonder Woman jumps in.
I think the only reason that the film got so much negative criticism is ’cause people don’t like Ben Affleck. Period. If they had a different actor to play Batman instead of Ben then maybe the film would have been received more positively. Isn’t that messed up? Anyway, I thought Ben made a great Batman. The way Ben’s mouth looked wearing the Batman suit, Wow. I thought Ben looked badass in the Batman suit. Ben will never be a better Batman than Michael Keaton and Christian Bale but I thought Ben did a great job.
With all this being said, I can’t wait for “Justice League” movie. The “Justice League” film would be even better than “B vs. S: DOJ”. Seriously, you should give “B vs. S: DOJ” another chance. It’s not a horrible movie like most people are saying. While I do have a great deal of respect for Mel Gibson, I’ll have to disagree with him of calling it a “piece of shit” ’cause it’s not.
When the first teaser of “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” came out, I was a little skeptical of it at first but now the second teaser is finally here, I’m pretty sold now! The film looks pretty badass. Look like you’re gonna see kryptonite in the movie ’cause you can see the new kryptonite in the trailer at 2:48.
I’m pretty impressed with the trailer and it gave me goosebumps. I’m definitely gonna see this one for sure!
A lot of people expected Ben Affleck to direct either “Batman vs. Superman” or “Justice League” but instead Warner Bros./DC gave Zack Snyder both of those films. So to give Ben something to do, they decided to give him his own Batman standalone film which is a good idea.
I’m not a big fan of Ben Affleck’s liberal politics but I do like him as an actor and director. I really liked “The Town” and “Argo”, both good movies.
So since Ben is now the new Batman director, he’s next line of the previous Batman directors: Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher and Christopher Nolan. Ben lines up with them now.
I wonder what Batman villain Ben will pick for his Batman standalone movie? I hope he stays away from the Joker ’cause I’m getting so tired of the Joker. He should go for Riddler or the Penguin. Deadshot will be cool too.