Without question, Zack Snyder gets a lot of credit from his fans for making this new version of Justice League happen. On the internet, his initial vision was dubbed the Snyder Cut. Hell, the official title is Zack Snyder’s Justice League. However, his wife and producer Deborah Snyder deserves just as much credit for rescuing the film. Without her championing and execution of his vision, not only would his movies not happen, this one especially would be sitting on a hard drive somewhere. So, when I was given a very brief bit of time to hop on video with her, it was an opportunity I was more than happy to take her up on. With the project about to hit HBO Max, we now share the conversation with you all.
Below, you can see my short but hopefully sweet chat with Deborah Snyder. I bet you can’t guess what we spoke about. With my brief moment allotted to spend with her, I wanted to try and hit on something interesting. Hopefully I did, though you’ll be the judge. In the meantime, here is a bit from my review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which went up yesterday:
It exists and I have seen it. The Snyder Cut is no longer a myth. Yes, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is days away from hitting HBO Max and the embargo has lifted. So, how is it? Well, it’s a bit complicated. Taken on its own, Zack Snyder‘s epic is bloated, overly serious, and somewhat of a mixed bag. However, when you consider what Joss Whedon had done with Justice League when he took over from Snyder, the improvement is palpable. Snyder and his producer/wife Deborah Snyder not only got to come rescue their baby in the shadow of tragedy, but they did manage to give fans what they wanted. That alone is worthy of some acclaim and respect, even before you consider the worthiness of this film.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is still a shaggy dog, but it’s one with a coherent vision at its core. That really does count for something. The movie takes far too long to get where its going, almost trying to be individual short films for most of its heroes, but it does build to something effective. Plus, improved CGI, as well as a better tone, help make this a surprisingly smooth ride, bumps and all.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a curiosity of the first order. Even if it wasn’t a worthwhile film (and it is), it would be impressive to witness what producer Snyder and director Snyder pulled off, rescuing his vision from an originally inglorious fate. So, if you’re already a fan, this is a true event. If you’re not, this likely has no interest for you. In that way, the die is already cast here. Regardless, seeing this version of the movie definitely scratches an itch, and we can use that these days, to be sure.
Here now is my short interview with producer Deborah Snyder. Enjoy:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League hits HBO Max tomorrow!