One of Ben Affleck’s stunt doubles from Justice League says that a Zack Snyder cut of the film does exist.
Richard Cetrone, who subbed for the Batman actor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, directed his comments on Twitter to the fan account DC Films Universe (@DCFUniverse).
After thanking them for their support of the director, Cetrone said “Tell them I know for a fact that a Zack Snyder cut does exist and with the help of people like you and your group we can hopefully persuade WB to release it. Thanks again.”
DC Films Universe reblogged this message with the tag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, which has become popular among fans.
Set in the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League form a vague trilogy. Snyder directed each, but was forced to leave the latter project after the death of his daughter; afterwards, planned reshoots were done by his colleague, Joss Whedon. These proved to be quite extensive and seem to have rewritten a significant amount of the film’s plot (though these may have been planned with Snyder’s involvement); furthermore, the two directors’ styles are quite different, making for a confused movie.
Many fans believe that a Snyder cut would be more coherent and enjoyable than the theatrical version, which underperformed. However, since Snyder was planning many reshoots himself, it is unclear if a version with his vision is even possible. Cetrone now says that it is, but does not offer any concrete evidence.
Snyder himself has not commented on this movement and seems to have cut his losses with Justice League, though it remains possible that we will learn more from him in the future.