The fan reaction to the Justice League movie has largely been mixed, as a good number of fans see a lot of the issues having to deal with pacing. This has lead to a Change.org petition started by fans to see the Snyder cut, which has passed 75,000 signatures, which even Ben Affleck’s Batman stunt double, Richard Cetrone, linked to the petition from his Facebook page. Another supporter of the petition has been Fabian Wagner, the film’s cinematographer, who has expressed his own views in an interview for The Hollywood Reporter:
” This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren’t in there. I really hope we get to see a director’s cut, which will give us everything that we shot that didn’t make it in. What I love about his [Snyder’s] director’s cuts is they are long, but he takes his time to tell the story. I’ve never watched any of his directors cut and thought ‘This is long.” Whether they are three hours long, or three hours and ten minutes, they always seemed to go quick.”
When Snyder left the film because of a family tragedy, Wagner was not able to do reshoots with Joss Whedon , due to scheduling conflicts, and had to concede to 2nd unit photographer, Jean-Philippe Gossart, whom he was also supportive of :
” (Gossart) and I had been talking about what we’ve been doing, and he knew some of the style we’ve been going for. It was great to have someone I know and who knew the film beforehand and could come in and give it continuity”
Hopefully Warner Bros. will follow suit with what they did on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, by releasing an “Ultimate Edition”, giving fans more of what Snyder wanted to invoke in the film’s major themes and making a more cohesive version of the film with the deleted scenes that have already been shown and those that haven’t.