While fanboys scream and rage about the fabled ‘Snyder Cut’ of 2017’s “Justice League” film, one of the few who could have an understandably legitimate grievance with the final product is cinematographer Fabian Wagner.
Wager served as director of photography alongside original director Zack Snyder. When Snyder left and the film underwent major reshoots with Joss Whedon taking over the helm, Wagner was unable to return because he was busy with another project.
Wagner can’t comment on how much of the final product he filmed and how much of it was reshoots, but whilst speaking with ComicBook Debate (via CBM) last week he was asked if seen the finished film to which he said “I have, unfortunately” and 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” in terms of its production, Zack Snyder was color-grading the trailers.