The hopes of Zack Snyder supporters that Warner Bros. would announce his director's cut of Justice League on Saturday as part of the studio's Comic-Con International presentation have already been dashed, and it's only Thursday.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a senior Warner Bros. executive insisted, "The studio isn't planning to mention a Snyder cut or to release any alternative versions of Justice League." Instead, the studio will use Hall H to showcase is upcoming slate of films, including Aquaman, Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984.
Snyder departed the film last spring following a family tragedy, leaving Joss Whedon to oversee what turned out to be extensive reshoots. Justice League was both a critical and commercial disappointment when it arrived in theaters, igniting calls among Snyder's most vocal fans for the studio to release a "Snyder Cut," even though it's not entirely clear whether the director had completed enough of the film to warrant one.
"Who are these people won't stop talking about the magical Snyder cut that doesn't exist?" one anonymous source, identified as a person "close to the film," told the Journal.
Of course, the theatrical cut of Justice League is noticeably missing small moments seen in early marketing, such as Jason Momoa's Aquaman walking into a wave, and elements like Cyborg's backstory. Over the past several months, Snyder has shared photos from scenes that were dropped from the final film, which only added fuel to the fan campaign for the "Snyder Cut."
For now, Warner Bros. wants to move forward with building its so-called DC Extended Universe instead of revisiting its past.