It takes a special kind of talent to screw-up a Batman, Superman and a Wonder Woman team-up movie so badly. Step forward and take a bow, Warner Bros. A special place in cinema hell awaits you for Justice League.
One person who understood the horror of what he was seeing is cinematographer Fabian Wagner.
Wager served as Director of Photography alongside original director Zack Snyder. Snyder left due to a family tragedy and the film underwent major reshoots under Joss Whedon. By this stage Wagner had left and was busy on another movie.
Speaking on ComicBookDebate he was asked if he had seen the finished film:
“I have, unfortunately”
He was then he was asked about differences between the Snyder and theatrical cuts:
“It’s really hard to say because I was watching it and I think I was crying all the way through. So it’s hard for me to say exactly how much was changed, but a lot was changed. It looked very different. It’s sad for me because I loved working with Zack; I had the best time of my life.
There were many other things on that movie that made it so good apart from the fact that I was working with Zack and the whole gang. I met my wife on that job. There [were] a lot of other things. It was just a great shoot, and so it was a shame to see the film the way it turned out to be. You can just see, if you watched the first trailers you can see how the film should have looked and how the film did look when we were shooting it.”
He says the last he saw of Justice League was as he left and Zack Snyder was color-grading the trailers.
Does this add credence to the existence of the mythical Snyder-cut? If he was color-grading trailers then does that mean the movie was nearly completed?