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Zack Snyder talks Justice League runtime, continuity, Cyborg, Justice Con and more

July 20th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Earlier today director Zack Snyder appeared on movie reporter Grace Randolph’s youtube show and he was chatting about his upcoming Justice League movie.

While the majority of the chat was stuff we already knew, Snyder did drop some interesting bits too.

All along the mythical length of Snyder’s cut of Justice League has been 214 minutes but during the interview Snyder said that, while he’s still working on it full time at the minute, with Warner’s Brothers’ blessing – he thanked them for letting him complete ‘his vision’ for the story – he hoping the cut will be ‘at least’ 214 minutes.

He also confirmed that at this weekend’s Justice Con event, on which he appears on Saturday (I’ve posted the full schedule below), there will be a new clip from the movie and he teased another small announcement for the fans.

Randolph asked him about how much more we can expect to see of Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg in the movie compared to what we got in the theatrical cut and he confirmed that he can’t really say as he’s never seen the Whedon movie; however, he does say that the dynamic of Aquaman and Wonder Woman revolves around these two loners and how they fit into this team and he said that Ray Fisher’s Cyborg was unmistakably the heart of the movie.

Sounds like Cyborg is going to get the showing he deserves compared to how he was treated in Whedon’s movie.

Snyder addressed one of the big questions on fans’ mind right now too – where does this exist in continuity with the rest of the DCEU as it is right now.

He pretty much confirmed that his movie will be a standalone thing: “For me, where the movie falls, it really starts to represent its own path. It’s kind of separate now from what I would say the DC cinematic universe [is] in continuity. I think it’s divergent, in that way.

“And I think that’s a good thing. The power of DC, and one of its cool strengths, is the sort of multiverse concept … They also put filmmaker’s first and they say, ‘We want to hear your individual voices. Take these characters and do a run. Show us what you would do.’ In the great tradition of comic book writing, and runs that have been done with all of these amazing characters. … And so, for me, I think Justice League, I’ve heard someone say, ‘Oh, you’re entering the Snyderverse now.’

“And frankly, this notion that, what you will see in Justice League, Batman v Superman and in Man of Steel, there’s continuity across those three movies. They are really, because I made them, that’s my main focus is to satisfy that narrative structure [and] continue that story.”

Interestingly, he also confirmed that yes, the Aquaman movie actually picks up, structurally, right after his movie.

Hopefully, if it’s a big enough success, this will lead to the Snyderverse continuing, leading to the David Ayer cut of Suicide Squad and hopefully the return of Ben Affleck.

Oh, and he also confirmed –  and seemed very genuine about it – that he’s really excited for Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie.

Excitement still building, building, building…

Let me know your thoughts, gang.

Here’s the full interview:

And here’s the full line-up for this weekend’s Justice Con:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….