An in-depth piece was just posted by the Wall Street Journal seems to have some official sources within Warner Bros. refuting fan claims, that not only that a “Zack Snyder Cut” of Justice League isn’t going to be released but it might not exist beyond the unfinished “Assembly Cut” previously reported on by trade outlets. They seemingly went out of their way to include a lot of the voices championing the Snyder Cut.
In the annals of director’s cuts that restored a movie to its creator’s original vision stand such greats as Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” and Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America.”
Ben Fritz adds this on Twitter.
Bottom line: Warner Bros. has no plans to release any new versions of “Justice League,” including a “Snyder Cut,” a senior executive confirmed to me. Which will disappoint some VERY passionate people including this guy.
Many believed an unconfirmed announcement was going to take place during WB’s DCU panel on Saturday which was originally sparked by Snyder’s activities on social media.
Warner Bros. has a huge presentation planned for Comic-Con Saturday to promote upcoming superhero movies including “Aquaman” and “Shazam!” The studio isn’t planning to mention a Snyder cut or to release any alternate versions of “Justice League,” a senior executive confirmed.
I’m sure this isn’t the news some fans were expecting but it’s a little more concrete than the random speculation that has been going on for months.
Also, Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill is currently making the press rounds while promoting Mission: Impossible - Fallout and talked to Yahoo! about the Snyder Cut.
“I don’t know if [a Snyder cut] actually exists so the only way I can look at it is as a business model, and I don’t know what difference it’s going to make,” the actor told Yahoo Movies UK during the press tour for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. “There are stories to be told, which need to be told and adjustments that can be made, but that’s not going to make any difference.”
“I think it might be entertaining, for sure, and go, ‘Oh look, now I’ve scratched that itch,’ but it’s not going to change anything that I can think of, it’s not going to make huge amounts of money all of a sudden for a studio.”
“They’re not going to release it into cinemas and so they’re not going to suddenly make an extra few hundred million,” Cavill added. “So it would be interesting to see what the difference is, but I’d rather focus on the future rather than what’s been.”
He remains one of the few people who actually worked on Justice Leagues to actually speak on the topic, suggesting he has no idea is exists but suggests there really isn’t a reason to from a business standpoint. The actor gave his honest opinion on the matter and is more interested on focused on the “future”. Which is totally fair considering most actors don’t tend to revisit hiccups of their career they go forward.
Expect some big DC Films news come Saturday, but it doesn’t seem like the Snyder Cut will be part of it.
SOURCE: WALL STREET JOURNAL & YAHOO!