Wednesday, the director shared on Instagram and the app Vero the following image of film cans labeled “Justice League Director’s Cut.”
Snyder wrote: “Is it real? Does it exist? Of course it does.”
The image also confirms the film’s running time of 214 minutes — which is a whopping three hours and 34 minutes of screen time (compared to the theatrical release of Justice League, which ran a relatively breezy two hours).
EW posted Tuesday a deep-dive into what’s known about the Snyder Cut so far and speculated as to its likelihood that it will eventually be seen. The bottom line: Despite sources inside Warner Bros. dismissing the idea, it seems quite inevitable the edit will be seen in some form — at minimum, a home video version of Justice League containing a bevy of the director’s previously unseen deleted scenes. That’s because Hollywood history has many instances of studios re-releasing sci-fi and fantasy titles on home video with alternate edits for enthusiasts and collectors — even if the original film was considered a disappointment (such as The Abyss and Alien 3). And seldom has there been so much interest in an alternate edit of a film than there is for Justice League. It’s only a question of how long fans will have to wait — for instance, it took a decade for a proper director’s cut of Blade Runner.