Ah, the Justice League (opens in new tab) Snyder cut. It’s one of the greatest mysteries of our time, right up there with the Holy Grail and why people think Porgs are cute. Rumours have swirled for years now about a mythical extended version of Justice League, one consigned to the cutting room floor after Snyder left the project in 2017 (opens in new tab). We now have confirmation that, yes, it exists and it would potentially be the longest superhero movie ever – though we shouldn’t expect to see it anytime soon.
During a fundraiser event, a video surfaced (H/T Screen Rant (opens in new tab)) of a fan talking to Snyder about the Justice League Snyder cut. The clip, which you can see below, is a little scratchy in terms of audio, but you can just about make out the main parts of what he’s saying.
It's done. It's up to them.Tried cleaning up the audio a bit to make what he's saying more discernible@wbpictures #ReleaseTheSnyderCut pic.twitter.com/VUuxqWLK8dMarch 26, 2019
“All I’ll tell you is… [the Snyder cut] is done,” the director explains. “I have a lot of [cuts]. I would love to [release it]… but that’s up to them,” with the ‘them’ presumably being Warner Bros., or whoever else is in charge of distributing and marketing any potential Justice League re-release.
On that front, we’ve very much had radio silence. And the needle isn’t moving in one direction or the other anytime soon in terms of there being an announcement.
However, we also found out a little bit more thanks to the efforts of the Snyder Cut Twitter account (opens in new tab) (yes, that’s a thing), which stated that the number 214 featured prominently throughout the event, with the idea being that 214 is in reference to “the runtime of the cut.”
That’s a bum-numbing 3 hours and 34 minutes, which makes the Avengers: Endgame runtime (opens in new tab) look like a Pixar short by comparison. So, be warned, if the Snyder cut does come out – and we now know that it least exists, so that’s a start – it’s going to take up a lot of your day. This sounds like a monkey paw wish gone very, very wrong.
Here are all the DC Extended Universe movies (opens in new tab) on the way and, don't worry, no Snyder cuts here. I hope.