Justice League: Jason Momoa says ‘the public needs to see the Snyder cut’

Zack Snyder’s original cut of the film holds a mythical position for fans

Adam White@__adamwhite
Saturday 02 November 2019 14:42
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Jason Momoa has said that the public “needs to see” the original cut of Justice League, which was assembled by filmmaker Zack Snyder.

Following the death of his daughter, Snyder was replaced on the 2017 superhero film after it had completed production. Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and director of The Avengers, was then brought on to finish post-production as well as to direct reshoots.

The original “Snyder cut” has since held a mythical position in Justice League fan circles, with campaigns and petitions demanding its release.

Speaking to MTV News, Aquaman actor Momoa has confirmed he has seen the original film. “Oh, I’ve seen the Snyder cut,” he said. “I think the public needs to see it.”

“I’m obviously indebted to Warners and DC and I don’t know how they feel about it. But as a fan, I’m very, very happy I got to see it.”

Asked by host Josh Horowitz whether Snyder’s original cut felt “like a totally different movie” to the one ultimately released in cinemas, Momoa replied: “Yeah.”

Justice League, which saw DC Comics characters Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash team up to battle the supervillain Steppenwolf, proved to be a costly flop for Warner Bros.

The film grossed $657 million worldwide on a production budget of $300 million, with reports at the time suggesting that it needed to gross at least $750 million to break even.

In its wake, actors Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) departed the DC Cinematic Universe, while proposed spin-off movies featuring Ezra Miller’s Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg have yet to materialise.

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