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Rumor: What Kevin Smith Knows About The Snyder Cut Could Change Everything

When Zack Snyder unleashes his cut of Justice League on the masses via HBO Max this spring, it will arrive as a most unexpected chapter in one of the more bizarre cinematic journeys of the modern era. By now, most of you are well-acquainted with the story behind 2017's Justice League, but just as a quick recap, Snyder was working on the project before a family tragedy forced him to step away. Rather than wait for Snyder's return, the Warner Bros. team brought in Joss Whedon to finish the film, which proved a franchise-killing bomb, and is generally reviled by critics and audiences.

With Whedon largely on the hook for the Justice League misfire, Snyder purists spearheaded the years-long #releasethesnydercut online movement in hopes of forcing Warner Bros. to release the director's cut of the film. Shockingly, Warner Bros. eventually agreed to do just that, greenlighting Snyder to go forth and make his Justice League a reality, and giving him untold millions of dollars to make it happen. What fans are now getting in return is a four-part streaming epic that should more than appease the #releasethesnydercut masses.

With premiere day right around the corner, rumors understandably abound as for what's in store, with many presuming Snyder's Justice League will serve as the final tome in his time as Warner Bros. go-to superhero guy. Studio brass recently even confirmed as much, describing the miniseries to The New York Times as "a storytelling cul-de-sac — a street that leads nowhere."  

The latest rumor, however, comes from fanboy extraordinaire Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mall Rats), who believes Zack Snyder's Justice League may be more of a through street, claiming on his Fatman Beyond podcast "to know that the ending that he's [Snyder] got for the Snyder Cut is very not a cul-de-sac."

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We should point out here that this is very much just a rumor at this point, and there's little actual proof that Snyder or anyone at Warner Bros. is cooking up anything more than a last dance in the DCEU sun with Zack Snyder's Justice League. But who doesn't love a good rumor, right? And for anyone who lobbied successfully to get Snyder the greenlight for his Justice League redux, well, news that more of the director's preternaturally bleak DCEU could be on the way will be most welcome. 

For his part, Smith too is clearly on Team Snyder, with the filmmaker anxiously expounding on that tease by claiming his source tells him the new Justice League cut "Takes it [Snyder's DCEU] to a weird neighborhood, but it's not a cul-de-sac. You can keep f***ing going with the story based on what I've heard from a friend."

Naturally, Smith didn't name names regarding who the "friend" was that spilled the potential beans about Justice League's new ending, but it's worth noting that Smith has been life-long pals with Justice League's Batman, Ben Affleck, who undoubtedly knows what's in store for the DCEU in regards to the Snyder Cut. So yeah, there may be more to this rumor than we think. And with Warner Bros. officially opening up their own little multiverse with future DC projects, there's clearly room for more than one version of the DCEU moving forward.

Does that mean we'll soon be seeing that Justice League vs. Darkseid in Apokolips showdown Snyder was rumored to be planning for Justice League 2? Well, that would be a legitimately shocking turn of events, to be certain. Then again, we are about to lay eyes on Zack Snyder's Justice League, so anything is possible.