How amusing: “The executives over at Warner Bros. are having regrets about bringing director Zack Snyder back to complete his four-hour cut of Justice League, which cost the studio an extra $70 million to complete because a completed version of his film did not already exist.”
…Maybe you shouldn’t have tried to make a Zack Snyder flick into a Joss Whedon flick, guys. Whedon’s on my [expletive deleted] list for his personal behavior, these days – but he was never gonna be able to give Warner Bros. the JUSTICE LEAGUE they wanted. When Snyder came in and applied to the screws to get the JUSTICE LEAGUEhe wanted, I laughed and I laughed and I laughed. Mind: I enjoyed both movies!
It’s just that I enjoy watching a major movie studio howl with outrage over the consequences of their actions even more. May they remember it, the next time. And the time after that.
Okay, fine, the answer is probably no. They’re just going to do the movie version of the cutscenes, or something. But you know me: always ready to stir the ordure.
And while I’m here: I personally cannot wait for the current crop of revisionist Superman stories finally plays out. I kind of feel bad for the folks who made SUPERMAN: RETURNS, honestly. They missed… the moment, the confidence of the studio, something… and then it all got abandoned when MAN OF STEEL came along. The irony is, I think the former will eventually end up being remembered as being the ‘real’ sequel to SUPERMAN II, while the latter will not get a critical reevaluation. Or something like that.
All that being said, turning the animated INJUSTICE movie into the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE sequel would be gonzo. If only to savor the outraged screams of everybody still upset that the Snyder Cut even got made.
I understand your skepticism, or outright disbelief. And I cannot say that such attitudes are unjustified. They are justified: DC movies have an uneven track record, at best. Any sensible person would vote the odds. So I do not scorn contrary opinions.
Oops: “In a moment sure to please some fans while devastating those who weren’t quick enough to take advantage of it, HBO Max hit a bit of a speed bump Monday night when the highly-anticipated Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuted on the streaming service just over a week ahead of its scheduled debut.” Not for long, and it’s gone now, but I imagine that there was truly majestic screaming involved.
PS: Not deliberately, I think: they’ve been ruthless about scrubbing all evidence of the leak. Takedown notices and copyright violations a go-go.
“There is Zack Snyder’s Justice League ‘Justice is Gray’ edition, which is the black and white version, which I’m a huge advocate of and huge admirer of. For me, it’s my favorite version of the movie. I understand that people want to see it in color, and that’s great, and I really want them to enjoy it in color. But for me, the ultimate version is the black and white IMAX version of the movie, which is sort of the penultimate ridiculous movie that shouldn’t exist at its highest most fetishistic level, and I really, really love that. And of course, the black and white version of Justice League will be released on HBO Max, at some point after release, I believe, and you’ll be able to see that somehow on, I don’t know how you’re gonna get to it but that’s the plan.“
Color me shocked. I gotta be honest, because it’s safe for me to say this, now: …why are we getting the Snyder Cut of JUSTICE LEAGUE? I’m looking forward to it, you understand. I got HBO Max just so I could watch it, although it turns out that my wife is happily chewing through all the animated DC stuff right now and my kids are down with Ben 10, so it all worked out fine — but I can’t quite figure how and why the suits decided to let Snyder take the movie apart and put it back together again.
Ach, well, maybe this is the universe where that particular million-to-one shot paid off. Don’t expect it to happen again, either. Because I dunno how they’re getting their money back.