There have been questions about whether fans will actually see Snyder’s original version for Justice League when it streams on HBO Max. This is because Snyder and members of the cast have been shooting for this particular project, implying that it’s not his cut in its pure form. These questions are also the result of news that Snyder’s Justice League is supposed to be released in multiple episodes as opposed to a single release.
In an interview with ComicBook Debate, Zack Snyder confirmed he shot two versions of Justice League during its 2016 production — one that lined up with his vision for the project and another that lined up with the studio’s vision.
When asked about now finally being free to shoot his vision for Justice League in the interview, Zack Snyder shared the following:
“The truth is…the rest of the four hours of the movie are really just what I shot… The truth is I was in a struggle with the studio, you know, and famously we had a lot of stuff we had to do and make it funny and all this stuff. And, you know, frankly, I just, kind of in a slightly subversive way, just kept also doing my thing at the same time so that I would have what I believed would be, you know, closer to what I would want to do without any influence…”
Snyder’s comments in this interview certainly seem to confirm that he did film most of what he wanted while on set in 2016, and what he’s adding is small by comparison.