Is it even possible for Warner Bros. to release a “Snyder cut” of Justice League? While many sources have said no, one Reddit rumor says that there is one already mostly made.
The statement is hard to verify—Reddit users have started many false rumors—but according to an account called DC_Cinematic, a cut of director Zack Snyder’s original vision exists in an “unfinished but notable state.” The account called it “a rough version that had a lot of finished FX and music.”
If this is true, it would be atypical. Due to the untimely death of his daughter, Zack Snyder exited the filming of Justice League before the films many reshoots began, and most reports say that there was not a coherent cut at this point.
It is evident that Joss Whedon, the uncredited replacement director, made many changes—this much is evident by the number of trailer scenes that were missing from the movie, and from Henry Cavill’s lip. (During the reshoots he had a mustache which was digitally removed, as he was contractually required to keep it for Mission: Impossible 6.)
Snyder’s previous DC Extended Universe films, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were divisive at best, and Warner Bros. clearly was hoping that Whedon, a director with more mainstream appeal, could fix that problem. Instead the film wound up a strange hodgepodge of the two directors’ very different styles, and many blame Whedon for corrupting Snyder’s vision.
Snyder himself always intended to do reshoots, but it is not clear if he wanted to do as many as Whedon wound up doing. It is also hard to say how much was Whedon’s own decision versus executive demands. In any event, it is unknown if Snyder would even want to do a director’s cut; he seems to have accepted that the DCEU is now out of his hands.