The controversy and backlash surrounding Justice League continues, as the DC Films fansbase is once again split down a pretty drastic love/hate divide.
As with Batman v Superman, there has been a steady beat of the drum from DC die-hards, who want to see Zack Sndyder's full and unaltered cut of Justice League released in theaters. However, recently it's been hinted that the biggest petition for a Justice League Director's Cut may be compromised by false signatures, while cynics around the Internet have been saying that no director's cut of the film even exists for fans to root for.
However, as you can read in the Reddit post below, there are other outlets now claiming to have inside sources informing them that a Justice League Director's Cut does in fact exist. It's said that the "Director's Cut" is the original cut of the movie that Snyder turned in, complete with mostly completed visual effects and a different soundtrack. Note: the cut is actually said to be in "notable" shape (i.e., not at all complete), meaning that Warner Bros. would have to invest in some additional post-production to make Snyder's cut ready for public consumption.
The question is: Is it worth it? Having Snyder's vision of Justice League would give the longtime die-hard fans a much-needed sense of completion, from getting to experience Snyder's complete DCEU trilogy as intended. Beyond that, however, a lot of mainstream viewers were divided over Snyder's vision of the DCEU before Justice League, and after being disappointed in so many other DCEU films, they may no longer willing to give Justice League a second look (or even a first).
Then again, the fan petitions don't show any sign of slowing down anytime soon, and the Batman v Superman Ulimate Edition release was a success, helping the studio recoup a nice amount that they didn't get from the theatrical run. In terms of branding, giving what die-hard fans are left what they want may be prudent move...
Justice League is now in theaters; Aquaman arrives on December 21, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Wonder Woman 2 on November 1st, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020.