Jason Momoa is weighing in on the mysterious Zach Snyder Cut of Justice League. The Aquaman actor was asked by MTV News about the director’s original edit of the divisive 2017 superhero movie, which has turned into a target of fanboy fascination who have lobbied for that version of the movie to be released.
“I’m obsessed with [the Snyder cut] too,” Momoa replied. “That’s just one thing that sucks with our business, where you just can’t speak your mind, but: Yeah, f–k yeah, I want to see it.”
Momoa previously clarified the first cut of Justice League detailed more of Aquaman’s backstory.
“In Zack’s cut, we had it where I was with Vulko and Mera and I say that I have to go home, and they say ‘There’s a force coming,’ and I need to help,” Momoa told WSVN-TV.
“And I’m like, ‘I’m going home to see my dad,’ and so I get in the back of a pickup truck, pound a bottle of something, and off he goes, the wanderer, you know what I mean?
So that was kind of like the end of Justice League where I was going… and then we cut to me coming home and run into a submarine and bang oh.
Then we go see pops and I think he’s just going to get rooted again; I think he’s been gone for so long it’s just him trying to kind of come back to his roots…”
Warner Bros. at first enlisted Snyder to direct Justice League, which was imagined to be the first of two movies. Then Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters and was poorly received. After Synder endured an personal disaster, the studio turned Justice League over to The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon for rewrites and reshoots.
It stays unclear how much finished film of Snyder’s incomplete version of Justice League really exists, and whether there’s sufficiently lying around for a release-able “cut” in the first place (which was supposed to be three hours in length).
But in any case, after Justice League turned into the lowest-grossing DCEU film in the cinematic world, Warner Bros. concentrated on the future, with James Wans’ upcoming Aquaman, the upbeat comedy Shazam!, and the excitedly anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984.