In regards to the Justice League Snyder Cut, one question still lingering in many of our minds is how will it affect the DCEU canon moving forward. After all, the Snyder Cut — Snyder’s unadulterated vision for 2017’s Justice League — is reportedly significantly different from the version we saw in theatres, which underwent significant rewrites and reshoots under the stewardship of Joss Whedon. The DCEU itself has been undergoing a paradigm shift, slowly inching away from the Zack Snyder era into a new age anchored by Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, James Wan’s Aquaman alongside strong supporting films like Shazam and Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey. So, how will Justice League Snyder Cut affect this narrative? What happens if the Snyder Cut turns out to be the best sh*t ever? What if it’s critically acclaimed and satisfies fans? Will Warner Bros retroactively make the Snyder Cut canon? Will it revive the Snyder era of the DCEU? Will Ben Affleck once again be Batman?!
Well, the answer to all those questions is probably not. On his podcast, TheWrap‘s Umberto Gonzalez (a prominent entertainment journalist) said that Justice League Snyder Cut will not be used as a stepping stone to revive Snyder’s entire original vision for the DCEU.
“This movie is basically one and done. This is to … close the loop, to finish the story. Maybe not the whole story, cause he did have like a three to five-picture plan. But this Snyder-verse, I’ll call it, will end with the Snyder Cut. Don’t expect any spinoffs for Batman or with Ben Affleck as Batman or any of that.”
This is probably the best way to go about it. While I have not clamoured for the Justice League Snyder Cut, I am certainly rooting hard for it to be a thing of beauty. What a triumphant story that would be, especially considering Snyder had to step away from the director’s chair of Justice League back in 2017 to deal with the passing of his daughter. That said, it definitely shouldn’t interfere in the current DCEU canon/timeline, which has been moving in an intriguing and exciting direction over the past couple of years. I mean, as awesome as Ben Affleck was as the caped crusader, doesn’t a Matt Reeves Batman picture starring Robert Pattinson just make you salivate in anticipation?
In regards to the Snyder Cut, Umberto Gonzalez also revealed that there will not be any reshoots, which is, of course, the complete opposite of what the rumour mill has been spinning this past week. Gonzalez said:
There’s not going to be any reshoots of any kind with any actors. It’s just additional dialogue. Here’s something that hasn’t been reported yet: (Snyder) did want to shoot and he wanted to do additional photography, but HBO Max said, ‘No, that’s not happening. We’ll give you money for post-production, for special effects, for scoring, and even ADR but no reshoots of any kind on this movie.’