Warner Bros and DC Film’s 2017 released Justice League saw the coming together of all fan-favorite DC superheroes including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg. But, despite all the efforts put into the film, it failed at the box office. Fan’s attribute Justice League’s box office failure to Zack Snyder’s exit from the film which saw a major portion of the film being reshot by director Joss Whedon.
Even after a year of release, fans are still discussing the differences between the Justice League cut, which made it to the theaters, and Zack Snyder’s original cut.
British actor Sam Benjamin, who is listed as “Military Policeman #2” in IMDb listing, recently revealed that his entire Justice League role, which might have been as much as 30 minutes of the film, was cut from the film’s final cut.
During an interview with Flashback FilmMaking, Benjamin offered some details about his Justice League role.
“Someone tweeted me about this just the other day and he goes, ‘Blink if you were in the Superman vs. Justice League fight,’ and I was like, ‘No, I wasn’t,'” Benjamin said.
The actor revealed that his scenes were originally intended to be in the film under the direction of Zack Snyder.
“Basically, I filmed a part in it when Zack Snyder was directing,” Benjamin said. “Obviously, a lot of the Zack Snyder stuff was cut. I had an absolute blast getting directed by Zack Snyder, playing the character in the DC movie universe. It was a bit of a dream come true. I kinda knew when Joss Whedon took over, I was prepared for a lot of changes. I was like, ‘Ya know what, I filmed with Zack,’ and it turns out that whole arc that I was in was completely gone. I would estimate it was probably a 20 or 30-minute story. The story kind of just skipped. There may be some people who are really tuned into Zack Snyder’s and Joss Whedon’s work can probably watch the film and go, ‘Oh, that’s where Snyder would have done this or would have carried on in this way.'”
When asked to reveal more about his role in the film, Benjamin only confirmed that the scene he was in did feature both a hero and villain from the team-up film.
“I don’t really know how much I can say. People can see on IMDb that I’m a military base character who’s in a scene with a villain and a hero and probably shouldn’t say,” the actor added.
He also mentioned the Superman black suit scene which was left out from the final cut.
“For example, the black suit Superman. I saw that scene, the deleted scene when he just walks in and looks at the suit,” Benjamin noted. “Some people aren’t big Snyder fans but I think it had that Man of Steel, epic, a lot of heart in there. But what happened, happened. I had a blast.”
Earlier last week, Jay Oliva, the storyboard artist for Justice League also spoke on a podcast about the scenes that he had drawn but weren’t part of the movie.
While some fans are still hoping that the film studio might release Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut, it doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon.
Justice League is out now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
Via: Flashback FilmMaking
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