Ever since the release of Justice League last week, the talk of Warner Bros. shortening and cutting the film has been almost non-stop from fans. While most fans and some critics enjoyed the film, almost everyone noticed the film’s departure from director’s Zack Snyder’s vision due to the studio cutting much of what he shot.
They aren’t the only ones that feel that way, as Snyder’s own son has given his thoughts on the film and puts some blame on Warner Bros. for its shortcomings. In a now deleted post on Vero, his father’s preferred social media platform, Jett Elin spilled his thoughts from the recent superhero team-up. Although he says he enjoyed the film, he sets the record straight that the final product is “clearly not what i could have been”. Elin says this is due to Warner Bros. meddling with the film and adding the “forced comedy”. Check out the full post below.
His biggest gripe with Justice League is the fact it was only 2 hours long, something many fans and critics tend to agree on. He still recommends it of course, but it’s very clear he’s also not a huge fan of what the studio decided to do with Snyder’s film after the director left.
Something to remember is this does come from a slightly biased but close source, which means he probably knows a lot more about what went on behind-scenes than we do so take it as you will. I personally agree with his gripes on Justice League, and him blaming Warner Bros. is another piece of evidence that the studio is probably to blame for the shortened final product.
This is only another example of someone disagreeing with what the studio did, as people who were close to the production have expressed similar thoughts. Also a petition made roughly a week ago regarding a Zack Snyder cut of Justice League has over 100,000 signatures, so there’s certainly a demand for a director’s cut as well.
Justice League unites its way into theaters November 17, 2017.
Justice League – Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Amy Adams.