Calls for the Snyder Cut of Justice League to be released are about to get a whole lot louder.
In a new Instagram post, Aquaman star Jason Momoa shared a video where he can be seen gifting Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder a brand new camera, thanking him for giving the actor his big movie break. And, in the text accompanying the video, Momoa indicates that the Snyder cut does, in fact, exist -- because he says he has seen it, in its entirety.
The actor started his post with "SNYDER CUT," before turning his attention to the director who cast him as the DC Extended Universe's Arthur Curry. "Well let’s be honest if it wasn’t for this man we wouldn’t have Aquaman I love u Zachary synder. Mahalo for showing me the synder cut. Here is a token of my appreciation. Leica Q2 for inspiring me as an artist through and through @leicacamerausa I wish I was a better actor but I can’t lie. The Snyder cut is ssssiiicccckkkkkk."
The actor even used the hashtag #luckymesucksforu, to illustrate how lucky he was to have seen the film -- and to hammer home the idea that the director's cut of Justice League truly exists.
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Well let’s be honest if it wasn’t for this man we wouldn’t have Aquaman I love u Zachary synder. Mahalo for showing me the synder cut. Here is a token of my appreciation. Leica Q2 for inspiring me as an artist through and through @leicacamerausa I wish I was a better actor but I can’t lie. The Snyder cut is ssssiiicccckkkkkk #luckymesucksforu #q2 #leicaforlife @cruelfilms aloha j
Ever since the cinematic release of Justice League, which was completed, cut and reshot by Joss Whedon, fans have started a #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement in order to try and convince Warner Bros. to release the director's initial version of the film. While the movement hasn't led to anything substantial, fans have remained steadfast and dedicated in their demands, going on nearly two years.
While this isn't the first time we've heard rumors from people in the industry that the Snyder cut of Justice League exists, it is the first we're hearing of it from one of the film's main actors. And with Momoa's tease that Snyder's version of the film is 'sick,' the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement may double down on its convictions and demands.
Justice League is available now on digital, 4K and Blu-ray. 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.