Half of the attention around Justice League is what is not on screen as opposed to what has been shown to the audiences. Kevin Smith has recently given his thoughts on what WB must do with this footage.
There is an increased number of fans who want Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s cut of the movie, and Kevin Smith was outspoken about this:
“I think it’s ridiculous not to. Like show the movie, sell the version of the movie that people are familiar with theatrically, wait six months and then f****** hit em with the Snyder vision, cuz it’s not like, what’s the worst that can happen? Like “you f***** up!” and Warner Bros. is like ‘yeah, I guess’ and it’s in their rear view, they’re working on something else, so it’s just another stream of revenue for them and I think it’d be Bat-s*** crazy pun intended for them to not put out Zack Snyder’s vision”
Smith then gave a few examples that back his feelings on the subject. A recent report listed all the changes WB made from the original Zack Snyder script, several of which made it into the first cut of the movie shown to WB executives. One of these included a look at the ruler of Apokolips himself Darkseid, who is name-dropped in the current theatrical cut but is not seen.
“Changed. Superman joins the fight and teams up with the League to defeat Steppenwolf, however at one point Steppenwolf tries to tempt Superman into joining his army, ready for this? This made me so f****** angry, and we see Darkseid for the first time in Superman’s vision, and we see flashes of the nightmare footage that Batman had in Batman v Superman, however, Superman snaps back out of it and delivers the final blow to defeat Steppenwolf.”
This has been corroborated by a person in the audience who had seen the previous cut of this movie. What she did not see is another scene that took place much later. “Deleted. Steppenwolf is killed by Darkseid on Apokolips. Darkseid intends to come to Earth to meet the Kryptonian.”
This sounds like it was changed from its original vision and whether that is good or bad can be revealed if the fans get to see Snyder’s unaltered vision.
Hopefully, this will come to pass.