Jason Momoa has reaffirmed that he has seen the much-debated “Snyder Cut” of Justice League, and says that it’s a completely different movie from the theatrical cut.
Momoa’s most recent comments on Justice League came during an interview with Josh Horowitz of MTV News. Horowitz had previously interviewed Momoa during the Aquaman press tour, where the latter vocally supported the Snyder Cut’s release. Bringing the conversation back to their earlier interview, Horowitz asked if Momoa’s support for the Snyder Cut stemmed from his gratitude for Zack Snyder casting him as Aquaman, to which Momoa responded, “Yeah, absolutely, but I have seen it.”
When asked about the Snyder Cut’s overall completeness, Momoa was a little more coy, saying “You think Zack couldn’t finish it?” Horowitz also addressed the increasingly visible campaign for the release of the Snyder Cut, and asked for Momoa’s thoughts on the likelihood of it actually being released. Momoa reiterated his stance on the matter, saying “I think the public needs to see it,” while also answering in the affirmative on Horowitz’ inquiry that the Snyder Cut is essentially a different movie entirely from the theatrical version of Justice League.
Justice League was primarily directed by Zack Snyder in 2016 right after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters. But after the negative critical reception to that film, the script was updated to add more humor and lightheartedness as opposed to the more dreary tone adopted from the previous two films. Zack Snyder departed from the project following the death of his adopted daughter and Avengers director Joss Whedon came in to oversee reshoots and post-production on the film.
With more and more of the cast and crew of Justice League being directly asked for their thoughts on the Snyder Cut, it is becoming clear that it has grown into an increasingly more mainstream topic. Momoa himself doubtlessly has a great deal to do with that, as does the amount that Snyder has revealed about his cut of the film on social media (with his recent revelation of Martian Manhunter being disguised as General Swanwick standing as one of his biggest bombs). The campaign for the Snyder Cut also shows no indication of losing momentum, with a recent billboard in Times Square for New York Comic Con drawing significant attention along with praise from Snyder himself.
As the chatter surrounding the Snyder Cut continues to grow louder, it remains to be seen if and how Warner Bros. will respond. Ultimately, the power to release Snyder’s version of the film to the public is one that Warner Bros. alone has. However, with the demand for its release continuing to rise, and Jason Momoa hyping up the Snyder Cut of Justice League every chance he gets, it’s clearly far from disappearing from public visibility.