The Justice League movie we saw last November 2017 wasn’t a movie fully sanctioned by its director Zack Snyder. In fact, the film was an attempt to please the critics and masses who wanted the DCEU to be more like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Snyder wrapped filming in October 2016 and began post-production until he stepped down as director to deal with a family tragedy in May 2017. Warner Bros. then hired Avengers director Joss Whedon to take over, overseeing an extensive series of reshoots that resulted in significant changes being made to Snyder’s vision. WB basically reworked on Justice League to fit what they believed it should be. What was supposed to be a cinematic event ended up becoming an underwhelming and disheartening experience.
Since the theatrical release, fans theorized a Snyder cut existed. And when Snyder began to like posts regarding its existence, so began the #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement.
Aside from deleted scenes popping up on youtube, Snyder has also been posting BTS photos on the social network VERO. He’s recently mentioned that his “work continues” and that he’s “getting close”, causing further speculation that the original cut of his film is coming.
We can’t know for sure until the director makes an official statement. But until then, here’s why Justice League needs a Snyder Cut released.