Momoa, who has been vocal about wanting people to see director Zack Snyder's original vision for Justice League, released an image on Instagram of Aquaman skewering the movie's villain, Steppenwolf, with his trident. Wonder Woman, who was teased as having killed Steppenwolf in the Snyder Cut, is standing in the background. Alongside the photo, Momoa wrote, "#releasethesnydercut."
After an infamously troubled production process, Snyder left Justice League after a family tragedy. Director Joss Whedon was called in to complete reshoots that reportedly gave the film a lighter tone. Rumors of a Snyder cut of Justice League quickly began gaining traction online. Several people involved with the production, including Snyder himself, have publicly discussed that version of the movie, which is supposedly more in line with the director's original vision for Justice League.
Justice League ultimately earned disappointing box office totals and was met with mixed critical reviews. Despite Justice League's lack of success, Momoa's first Aquaman solo film beat expectations and earned over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. There are currently plans for a sequel, which is slated for release December 16, 2022.
Next up for the DC Extended Universe is Cathy Yan's Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), slated for release Feb. 7, 2020; Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984, coming June 5 2020; James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, which arrives August 6, 2021; and Matt Reeves' solo Batman film, which will swing into theaters June 25, 2021.