A screenshot has surfaced online from a conversation between director Zack Snyder and a fan named Fiona, which reveals the helmer has yet to see his latest film, Justice League.
Snyder, the initial director of Justice League, stepped away from the film before it was completed, due to a family tragedy. Avengers director Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the film -- reportedly, 15-20 percent of the final cut.
In the conversation between Snyder and Fiona, a die-hard fan of the director's work, she critiqued Whedon's final cut of Justice League, saying she wished Snyder was able to finish the film, and thus execute his ultimate vision for the DC Comics-based film.
Snyder responded, "I will be honest I have not seen the film since a stepped away," adding, "You know I love these characters I wish only I could only have finished it for the others who love [Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice]."
This weekend a petition launched for Warner Bros. to release a full-on Zack Snyder cut of Justice League. Since the director didn't get to finish the film, this is unlikely to see the light of day. Regardless, the petition has garnered over 60,000 signatures.
The petition slammed the film's lighter tone -- which some viewer attribute to Whedon's reshoots -- in addition the studio for shortening the movie’s short run-time to just two hours, as Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice all clocked in at nearly two-and-a-half hours, which according to the petition made the movie rushed by trying to cram in too many new faces such as Aquaman and Cyborg while having to balance Steppenwolf’s invasion and of course, Superman’s triumphant return to the world.
In theaters now, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
(via Batman News)