Zack Snyder proves that his 'Justice League' cut is very real

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)

Some have doubted the very existence of Zack Snyder's mythical cut of Justice League. But perhaps not anymore.

It appears that it is, in fact, real, with the director posting a shot of the very cans that the film is currently sitting in.

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Snyder took to his trusty Vero app to drop the picture, emblazoned with the captions 'Is it real? Does it exist? Of course it does'.

It follows recent speculation that a Snyder cut of the movie was basically little more than fan fiction, with some celebrity endorsements along the way (Jason Momoa, aka Aquaman, claimed to have actually seen it).

For background, Snyder had to step away from making Justice League just as it had wrapped filming, following the tragic death of his daughter.

DC and Warner Bros drafted in Joss Whedon to finish and edit the movie, who went on to shoot extra scenes and brought in Danny Elfman to score, where Snyder had Junkie XL on board.

The budget then ballooned to a staggering $300 million, after which it was panned by critics and reportedly lost the studio $60 million (despite making nearly $660 million at the box office).

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Elfman recently said that he doubted the existence of the Synder cut.

“Well, the thing is, he never finished it,” Elfman told the Big Reviewski podcast. “So, I don’t know quite how they’d do [a Snyder cut].”

Henry Cavill – Superman himself – has also said he's not sure there is a Snyder cut either.

Though others who may have insider info - the likes of Gal ‘Wonder Woman’ Gadot and Ben ‘Used To Be Batman’ Affleck - recently joined a campaign to have the Snyder cut made.

But this new picture - OK, the cans could be completely empty - would suggest otherwise, even to the point of how long Snyder’s cut runs.

The labels on the cans list the running time as 214 minutes, compared to the 120 minute version that landed in cinemas.

There would perhaps be less mythology surround Snyder's version had Whedon's been better received, but many fans – not mention critics – were less than enamoured by the third in the DC trilogy that began with Man of Steel.

But it's thought that even if Snyder does have the film that it would cost millions in order to finish it, what with post-production and special effects.

So whether this changes anything in the long run remains to be seen.

In the meantime, we'll just have to accept Momoa's review that it's 'ssssiiicccckkkkkk'.