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The Justice League Snyder Cut Comic We Could Still Get In The Future

Fans are buzzing for the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, set for a 2021 release on HBO Max. Informally known as the "Snyder Cut," the film is essentially a director's cut of the original Justice League, which director Zack Snyder had to leave during production due to a death in the family. Joss Whedon took the reins from there, resulting in a mesh of the two directors' styles that wasn't received well by critics.

The Snyder Cut will be more faithful to the titular director's original vision; indeed, according to Cyborg actor Ray Fisher, the theatrical release of Justice League was more Whedon than Snyder. For fans, that's all the more reason to get pumped for the Snyder Cut — after all, Snyder already had Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice under his belt when Justice League came out. It's only right that he gets a chance to finish the DCEU story he started.

It's common for superhero films to receive some sort of comic book adaptation, and now that the Snyder Cut's become a reality, it's up to bat like all the rest. Only, as with Justice League, changing hands might signal trouble ahead.

Another Snyder, another switch

Like all major conventions in 2020, CCXP Worlds: A Journey of Hope moved online in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event would have otherwise taken place in São Paulo, Brazil. Fans (virtually) flocked to support the convention, and countless creators showed up to share the latest in pop culture news. Among them was acclaimed comic book writer Scott Snyder (no relation to Zack), known for his work on Batman and Dark Nights: Death Metal, as well as independent work on creator-owned titles like Wytches.

At CCXP, the comics scribe revealed that — you guessed it — he was originally supposed to pen the Snyder Cut comic adaptation (via CBR). As he said, DC Comics phoned him up to "help with the comic book adaptation and expansion of the [Zack Snyder's Justice League] mythology that [Zack's] doing at HBO Max." Scott's been working with DC's flagship heroes for some time, so it would've been quite a project indeed, but he turned the offer away. His reason: He has "too many jobs" lined up already, and "can't deal anymore with people mistaking" him and Zack. Such is the curse of sharing a last name with those you're not related to.

Scott's abandonment doesn't necessarily mean the Snyder Cut comic is dead in the water, however. The DC Comics bullpen is stacked with many talented writers who've done their fair share of Justice League (or Justice League-related) stories, such as Geoff Johns (who also has ties to the DCEU), Mark Waid, and the great Grant Morrison, to name a few. Now it's just a matter of waiting and seeing what move DC makes next. Still, it's a shame Scott couldn't take the work on; he's a gifted writer who no doubt would've done the Snyder Cut justice.