The stars have aligned and Warner Bros. will give the fans what they have been asking for, a directors cut of Justice League by Zack Snyder.
I’m going to call this good news.
I think this is an achievable project given the Hollywood shutdown.
It has many things going for it. A good deal of the groundwork was there when Snyder left. It has a good potential for return on the investment and HBO needs a big pull to separate themselves from the competition.
The longer run time and the addition of Darkseid would make it a totally different beast.
Maybe if he can realize his vision it will actually be good.
His Watchmen was excellent. I didn’t know if it was the kind of thing I’d like but taken on it’s own terms it worked really well.
However, I totally hated Man of Steel. Batman VS Superman was pretty bad and I almost didn’t watch Justice League. Everything that made Watchmen great was the butt backwards approach to D.C. films. So, I was never one to call for a Snyder cut. We’ll see though.
When it comes to movies that unfairly lost their director I would really like to see is the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller cut of the Han Solo movie. But that truly is never going to happen. The studio made too much of a mess of it. Ron Howard and Joss Whedon were in the same boat. They are both good directors taped to take over a project too late to make their own and it end up bad.