DC fans have been wailing on the loss of Zack Snyder’s Cut of Justice League since Warner Bros placed Joss Whedon’s cut of Justice League into the theatres. A movement titled “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut” has been going on ever since and now the die-hard DCEU fans have one more reason to support it.
During a recent interview with WSVN-TV, Aquaman star Jason Momoa revealed the ending his character got in Snyder’s original version of Justice League. Here’s what he said:
“In Zack’s cut, we had it where I was with Vulko and Mera and I say that I have to go home, and they say ‘There’s a force coming,’ and that I need to help. And I’m like ‘I’m going home to see my dad,’ and so I get in the back of a pickup truck, pound a bottle of something, and off he goes, the wanderer, you know what I mean? So that was kind of like the end of ‘Justice League’ where I was going – and then we cut to me coming home and run into a submarine and bang oh! Then go see pops and I think he’s just going to get rooted again; I think he’s been gone for so long it’s just him trying to kind of come back to his roots…”
Many interesting conclusions can be drawn out from what Momoa said. It seems clear that Aquaman was positioned to be an immediate follow-up to Justice League, something that would’ve been set up with a “button-scene” in the film. Instead, the theatrical cut of Jutsice League makes more vague allusions to the members, showing Aquaman leaping into the sea towards what we assume would be his destiny to reclaim his throne in Atlantis.
Warner Bros and DC clearly wanted something of a break between Justice League and what came afterwards in the DCEU, and hence chose not to keep Snyder’s chain of events which are more suitable in the setup that Snyder has confirmed on various occasions. It doesn’t seem to interrupt or change much about Aquaman, which will hit the theatres on December 21.