The DC Extended Universe is just a few weeks away from making its way back into the forefront of pop culture with the long-awaited arrival of Wonder Woman 1984. Following this release will be Zack Snyder’s Director’s Cut of Justice League, finally releasing to the public after teases and discussions surrounding it throughout 2020.
The cut is set to be a four-hour epic that will give the original, full story of the DCEU team-up movie, which will be a completely new rendition of the 2017 theatrical release.
News has just arrived that DC Comics was even looking to expand on this story in the comics for a time before going in a different direction.
In a new interview from the CCXP convention, via Omelete, comic book writer Scott Snyder (who has no relation to director Zack Snyder) revealed that he was called in to assist on a comic book adaptation and "expansion" of the mythology of Zack Snyder's Justice League film in the DCEU. Scott Snyder turned down the offer, which was reported as a comic adaptation and expansion of the mythology of the Snyder Cut, giving this quote explaining his reasoning in jest:
“I had a lot of jobs ahead of me and I can’t deal with people confusing us anymore.”
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WHAT THIS MEANS
It’s abundantly clear that Scott Snyder realizes the potential for confusion in this hilarious situation, considering both he and Zack are so involved in the world of DC Comics yet share no blood relation to one another.
This scrapped comic idea would have been quite the look into how Warner Bros and DC Films had originally planned out the DCEU, which included Justice League as a two-part movie similar to the MCU's Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. It's still a complete mystery as to the story that would have been told in the second part, which was originally scheduled for release in June 2019 after the first movie's release in November 2017.
As for Scott Snyder's other commitments that kept him away from this comic run, the details behind his refusal are murky, although it must have been tough to plan the right story considering how much the DCEU slate ended up shuffling around. This ended up completely changing Zack Snyder's vision for the DCEU after his departure from the original Justice League midway through production, and it seems most likely that the story planned so many years ago may never see the light of day now.
Zack Snyder's Director's Cut of Justice League is currently in post-production. The project is set to release on HBO Max as a four-part series in 2021.