Why Zack Snyder Said It Was Impossible For Warner Bros. to publish the unfinished Snyder cut

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Warner Bros. Originally wanted to produce an intact and raw cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. Snyder declined and said he preferred the film to remain unreleased because he didn’t fully trust their motives. When the director left filming the 2017 film for the last time, he took his laptop with the unfinished cut with him. It was black and white and there was little to no visual effects, as well as some missing footage. As Snyder has always claimed, her cut was indeed real, it just wasn’t ready to go public in this form.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Zack Snyder spoke candidly about leaving Justice League behind and spending time with his family after a tragedy. As his reasoning for leaving has reached near-mythical status, the story of Warner Bros. is just as interesting. The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement could no longer be ignored and Warner Bros. knew that, so they approached the director to release the Snyder Cut on HBO Max, which everyone knows this time.

However, according to Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. just wanted to post the raw, untouched footage from his laptop to HBO Max. “I was like, ‘That’s a no, it’s a tough no,’” Snyder recalls. “And they’re like, ‘But why? You can just edit the rough cut. ‘ Snyder, who struggled with the studio for months while doing Justice League, didn’t fully trust the studio’s motivation to come back to him. Snyder had this to say when asked not to want to post the raw footage.

“I’m going, ‘Here’s why. Three reasons: First, you are getting rid of the internet, which is probably your main reason for wanting to do this. Second, you feel justified in doing things right, I guess, on some And then three, you get a crappy version of the movie that you can point to and say, “See? It’s not that good anyway. So maybe I was right. I was like, no luck. I would prefer the Snyder cut to be an iconic all-weather unicorn. ” 

Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. were able to come to an agreement, which allowed the director to regain complete creative control instead of receiving payment. Snyder was paid for the film’s first cut and felt that conveying his initial vision to fans was of the utmost importance. “I am not paid,” he says. “I didn’t want to be beholden to anyone, and that allowed me to keep my negotiating powers with these pretty strong people. “

Ultimately, Zack Snyder believes Warner Bros. put in an extra $ 70 million to undo what Joss Whedon did and finish what he started. Now DC fans are less than a month away from seeing the vision Snyder had from the start, and it lasts for over 4 hours. Originally, Warner Bros. requested that Snyder only use 2 hours of screen time, which he didn’t think was feasible, so Joss Whedon came in and made it possible. So fans will now have a healthy dose of new content to devour. The interview with Zack Snyder was originally conducted by Vanity Fair.