Justice Con: Joss Whedon removed pivotal scene featuring Wonder Woman and Lois Lane from the Snyder Cut
Joss Whedon's theatrical cut of 'Justice League' made enough major changes to the film making fans want to bring back the Snyder Cut. And by the sheer force of their demand, Zack Snyder's original vision will soon come to life. This weekend has seen a lot of discussion about the film and in and interview with Deborah Snyder - Zack's wife and one of the producers on the film - we learned about one of the major cuts to the movie that we can expect to see in the Snyder Cut.
During the fan-organized 'Justice Con,' Deborah spoke to the organizers on a panel entitled 'Deborah Snyder & Snyder's Amazons Panel.' One of the things she talked about was her favorite scenes from the film and she talked about one that was cut. She was reluctant to go into detail, as she wanted the fans to be able to see the moment on film, but the scene featured Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Lois Lane (Amy Adams), with the former offering solace to Lois in the wake of Superman's (Henry Cavill) death.
"An amazing scene that was not in the theatrical release - I don't know why," said Snyder, "when Diane comes to visit Lois after Clark's death, and she's been, you know, not going out and it's just this - also very supportive scene, because even though she's just lost her house, she's coming there not to ask for help, but to help Lois. I really liked that, you'll get to see that scene." Lois and Wonder Woman never got to share the screen in the theatrical cut in quite this manner and it would have been a strong moment between two of the most powerful women in the film.
While Deborah did not mention Whedon by name, he was responsible for most of the reshoots in 'Justice League,' and what scenes were included in the theatrical cut. Whedon has, in recent times, not only been called out by actors like Ray Fisher and former stuntmen who worked for him for the director's harsh working methods on set, but he's also been called out for his hypocrisy, even by his ex-wife. For a long time, fans and Whedon championed himself as a feminist, but his ex-wife famously penned an essay exposing how hypocritical this claim was - and removing a mutually supportive scene from 'Justice League' would most certainly be evidence of this.
You can watch the entire interview here. HBO Max will be releasing the 'Snyder Cut' of 'Justice League' in 2021.