Jonathan Goldstein and John Daley – who were originally set to direct DC’s The Flash movie – have recently shared their thoughts on the news of the Snydercut’s upcoming release on HBO Max.
After numerous online protests – following 2017’s edited Justice League – called for Snyder’s original vision to be released, Warner Bros announced last week that the Snydercut would stream on HBO Max in 2021.
“It’s about time. There’s been such a movement trying to get that to happen,” Goldstein said in an interview with THR.
“It also aligns with new corporate needs — they have a new platform to promote. I’m curious to see what the difference is after all of this.”
Daley admitted his shock at the extra $20million Snyder needed to complete his version of the Justice League movie.
“Apparently they are spending $20 million to polish up some of the unfinished effects work and stuff, which is kind of mind-boggling to me, because that’s the cost of a lower-budget movie.”
He went on to share his thoughts on streaming services and how they’re offering directors more opportunities to share their original visions with fans.
“I think the great thing about these streaming platforms is it does allow audiences a look at the things that normally would never be seen by them.
“It’s ultimately good, and I think the opportunity for directors to show their unfiltered vision to the world is, in theory, a really good thing. That said, a lot of times when I watch the Blu-ray of a movie, I end up watching the theatrical cut and not the director’s cut because it’s usually an hour longer. A lot of fat does need to be trimmed sometimes.”