Releasing Snyder Cut of “Justice League” is ‘Really Difficult” Says Photographer

Clay Enos, the official photographer for the “Justice League” movie, who has worked alongside director Zack Snyder on many of his film projects, spoke on the Farooqi Bros podcast recently, where he discussed the possibility of a ‘Snyder Cut’ of “Justice League” ever being released.

“Just the logistics of that are really difficult,” Enos explained. “What is it? Is it a different theatrical release? What does that mean for royalty checks for the two hundred actors that participated in it. It is just a complete mess on so many fronts.”

Having said that, Enos goes on to describe some of the complications surrounding the process, including the financial cost involved in completing the film.

“My observation is that this business makes anything like that incredibly unlikely and complicated. That said, if there’s a sufficient box office allure they’ll figure it out. There’s probably something pretty close to ready out there. Throw another twenty, thirty million in and you could maybe see hundreds come from it – It’s a hard one. There’s massive financial consequences to doing something like that.”

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sundevil82
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sundevil82

Release it or don’t. I’m tired of hearing about it.

El El Cool Jor
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el-el-cool-jor

Word

Superman2878
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Superman2878

So the reason for there being no director’s cut is money? Am I understanding this right or is it a bit more complicated than that?

Kal-Ed
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Kal-Ed

Yes there is lots of difficulty bringing in a version of a film that was financially unprofitable after it bombed. It may or may not fully exist in the cutting room archives. The studio will not invest a few millions more for one of their Box office failures because they deem it not worthy. Maybe in a few years someone will come around and produce the cut as it was originally intended. But for now what is done is done and DC should focus on their future releases and hopefully they learn from their mistakes not to rush things and… Read more »

Superman2878
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Superman2878

I see. Thanks for explaining it to me Kal-Ed. I didn’t quite understand what they were saying, but now I understand.

redcape
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redcape

I wouldn’t think that one could refer to what ever ZS had done as a directors cut. It would more so be like a completely new movie. So it would appear there’s a lot more involved that just splicing cutting room floor scenes back in. And there’s a good chance that what he had accomplished was at that point nothing more than scenes that were missing the rest of the surrounding scenes to make a completed movie.

redcape
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redcape

Can we compare this to Superman2? Maybe, but without knowing how much of the ZS JL itself is missing it’s only in speculation. There’s probably little to no comparison to what they had to do to make the Donner cut of S2. What we got at the theater was basically the same movie with Lester’s direction. Plus getting the actors back to re-do the same scenes was easier to accomplish back then. I would believe that the Snyder cut of JL would be totally different than what we’ve seen. That would explain the re-shoots that took Snyder’s version and totally… Read more »

sundevil82
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sundevil82

I also think it can’t be compared to Superman 2 because the budget to finish the cgi wouldn’t be anywhere near close. The price of cgi for Superman 2 was probably around the range of a couple episodes of Star Trek the next generation. You couldn’t get away with that type of cgi for JL. Who knows how much they spent for the current version that isn’t very good to begin with. I think if the ultimate cut of BVS had just far exceeded their expectations in terms of money then we would have a better chance at seeing this,… Read more »

redcape
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redcape

Probably right about the cost. And then there’s all the parts the don’t blend together because in order to make that happen they would have to have the actors ALL in costume and resume there respective roles. So maybe what he has is a reel of many scenes that by some definitions of unwatchable is because they don’t in a movie sense have any cohesiveness from one scene to the next making up a story line that makes sense. Would sure like to know never the less!

redcape
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redcape

One other point. I think that when ZS left and JossW was brought in the description “re-shoots” was used. I don’t think they were re-shoots at all. I think with some of ZS completed scenes they quickly cobbled a story line together and simply added to and manipulated what was there and usable. But how absolutely stupid was it that the end result was no detailed story line regarding Clark Kent! Aside from sending Steppenwolf on his way the ending wasn’t conclusive and allowed for the Justice League to be nothing more than the title of the movie.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Yeah I think that Zack Snyder was probably far from finished,but you can definitely tell the difference between the Snyder and whedon scenes as the cinematography, lighting and theappearances of Affleck and Cavill. The one thing that for sure is Snyder’s regarding Superman is most of the Fight near the statue, but like you said, probably cobbled together resulting in something that could have been even better than what we got. I really wish they had just let Zack finish it. While i didn’t care for where he went with BvS, it would have at least been cohesive instead of… Read more »

redcape
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redcape

There was quite an article in this mornings paper regarding the AT&T take over of Time Warner. It mentioned Tsujihara running the entire WB/DC end of things. This kind of merger could change EVERYTHING as far as we know it, especially moving forward. Good or bad??? Who knows at this point. We could either see full speed ahead or putting major breaks on things. It’s going to interesting to see, as it been said, “where do we go from here”.

sundevil82
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It remains to be seen how Hamada does in his leadership role. I’d rather not have Tsujihara anywhere near these properties, but if he can keep a hands off approach and give the films the room they need to develop and hires the right people, i’m sure we’ll get movies at a steady pace. I just really hope they figure it out with Henry. I believe the answer is a Lower budget and more personal Man of Steel sequel. Hire a great writer/director. I would personally like to see conduit as a villain. I eventually would want to see a… Read more »

redcape
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redcape

Well you know sunde it seems all up in the air. Had they had left something on the table from the JL then Henry would still be the man. You ever hear of that saying, “guilty by association?” If they’re siting on that then the continuation with him seems bleak. They’ve tried twice with our Superman character. One related to the past and one the present. We certainly don’t need another origin start over again. It just pains me to the max to be discussing this in this manor. At this point we should all be celebrating and looking forward… Read more »

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Tsujihara appears to be in some hot water! Chances that Zack didn’t want to put her in Justice League? I’m just speculating here, but could that be the real reason he was fired? Either way, I hope Tsujihara goes down.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/features/i-need-be-careful-texts-reveal-warner-bros-ceo-promoted-actress-apparent-sexual-relationship-1192660

redcape
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redcape

That was lengthy. One mess after another! No wonder things are the way they are.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

I’m wondering if they did had the money to make Snyder’s cut, would the people in charge want to make it?

Superman2878
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Superman2878

With there being the upcoming Shazam film , Wonder Woman sequel , a sequel to suicide squad, joker film, and most likely a sequel to aquaman being made as well as the Supergirl movie, I’m thinking that even if they did had enough money for a Snyder cut, they probably wouldn’t want to make it anyway. That’s the impression that I’m getting anyway.

redcape
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redcape

I would imagine that what’s there amounts to a bunch of scenes that that are missing the “in between parts” that connect all of them and make an entire movie. But Henry had said some time ago that his parts as Superman were finished so who knows what’s actually missing from Zack’s cut.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

For some reason I picture the scene from raiders of the lost ark, where items are being stored in wooden crates in a warehouse at a secret location. Maybe the Snyder footage is in a similar location. Who knows?
I know it may sound silly, but given that it’s footage that is not available to the public, perhaps they do have such a place for these kinda things.