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The drama of the DCEU never ends. It seems like in the past couple of years it has been one thing after another with this franchise. Whether it’s the speculation surrounding Ben Affleck and the “will he, won’t he” continue as Batman saga or the reactionary nature of Warner Bros., the DCEU has been anything but straightforward. This soap opera still continues with Justice League.
In one of my recent articles, I spoke about how Justice League has had a terrible time at the U.S. box office and, even before its release, it had a troubled production. The film went through a lot of reshoots once director Joss Whedon stepped in following Zack Snyder’s departure from the project after the tragic loss of his daughter. Additionally, in the lead up to the release of the film, there was a lot of criticism when Rotten Tomatoes held back the score for Justice League.
Now, We Have A Petition
Now, after the poor performance of Justice League both critically and commercially, a lot of DC fan-boys have blamed Warner Bros. and Joss Whedon for messing with Zack Snyder’s vision for the film. Because of this, there has been a lot of clamour for Snyder’s cut of Justice League to be released and, like so often these days, a petition has been created demanding this from Warner Bros.
These fans also want Snyder’s cut to be released with the original score composed by Junkie XL instead of the one composed by Danny Elfman. Obviously, Warner Bros. has previously released extended versions of films in the DCEU such as Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad so it is understandable that some fans would want the same for Justice League.
The Reason Why This Will Not Happen
However, the people who want Snyder’s cut of Justice League are forgetting a major reason why this will not happen; Zack Snyder never finished his version of the film. While there may have been a first cut that Zack Snyder completed, the film was far from finished when it came to a VFX perspective. In order for Snyder’s cut of Justice League to be released, Warner Bros. would have to spend even more money than they already have on the film to finish the VFX from Snyder’s cut.
From a business perspective, this is a stupid idea because it is very unlikely that Warner Bros. will make a profit from Justice League let alone break-even after its poor performance at the box office. To finish the VFX for Snyder’s cut of Justice League just so it can be released on home video would make no sense as Warner Bros. would be sure to lose even more money. From a production and financial sense, this is a ludicrous idea that will not happen despite the wishes of some DC fan-boys.
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