‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher Reveals Joss Whedon Cut Most of Zack Snyder’s Cyborg Scenes

It seems Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated cut of Justice League is going to be far different than Joss Whedon’s 2017 movie. In a recent interview, Ray Fisher revealed that Whedon reshot almost all of Snyder’s Cyborg scenes. And he suggested only one of his character’s original moments was featured in the film. 

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Joss Whedon’s ‘Justice League’ is not remotely similar to Zack Snyder’s vision

When Justice League hit theaters in 2017, most fans were disappointed with the film they got. Snyder initially helmed the movie. But when he stepped down mid-production to grieve his daughter’s death, Warner Bros. asked Avengers director Joss Whedon to fill in. 

Along with producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, Whedon reshot many scenes and added CGI effects that fans couldn’t get behind. Soon after Justice League premiered, fans started the hashtag, #ReleasetheSnyderCut, hoping they would get the movie Snyder originally envisioned. 

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In early 2020, Snyder revealed that he was working on releasing his cut of the film. And at Justice Con, he noted he wouldn’t be using any of Whedon’s reshoots. 

“I would destroy the movie. I would set it on fire before I use a single frame that I did not photograph,” Snyder said. “That is a f***ing hard fact.”

Ray Fisher says almost all of his Cyborg scenes were reshot

In a recent chat with Geek House Show, Fisher revealed that he was asked to reshoot almost every Cyborg scene for Whedon’s Justice League. He noted that the only moment that made it into the film was when the superhero team is standing on a rooftop with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman).

“It’s hard to tell with certain shots of other people for scenes that I wasn’t there for, but what I can tell you from my character and from what you saw in the theatrical version that every single scene, with the exception of the Gotham City police rooftop scene with Commissioner Gordon and Batman and Flash; every single scene that I’m in was reshot,” said Fisher. “I reshot almost the entire film on my end.”

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Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ will feature Cyborg’s origin story and more

Whedon’s Justice League does not feature much of Cyborg’s origin story, other than a reference to the car accident that injured him and killed his mother. But Snyder’s upcoming release will reportedly highlight more of his backstory, including how he learns to master his newfound abilities.  

With the added depth and detail to the story and characters,  the Snyder cut will be far longer than the 2017 version. “It’s going to be in four parts, one hour each,” Snyder announced at DCFanDome. “Four hours of Justice League is coming your way.” 

When talking to Geek House Show, Fisher said he wasn’t surprised at how long Snyder’s new release is. “The fact that we’re getting a four-hour cut of the movie, a four-hour version of this, this is going to be massive,” he suggested. “I said it years ago, I think I was at a convention, and I said Zack shot enough to make two movies — and lo and behold it’s a four-hour movie.”