That Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a thing Warner Bros. has allowed to happen makes practically no sense. One of the reasons few believed we’d ever see the Snyder Cut was the potential cost. Snyder hadn’t finished his version of the dud superhero flick, so to complete it was going to take a lot of money. Why spend millions to fix a movie nobody liked the first time? Sure enough, we found out the cost was going to be at least $30M, while an exec called it “wildly expensive.”
He wasn’t lying.
As Snyder prepares for a week of additional filming to add brand new scenes with the original cast, The Wrap reports a budget of $70M. Yep, that’s more than double the original figure.
That’s a lot of dough. More than superhero movies cost in their entirety. Whether WB is happy about that number, or are just stuck with it now as Snyder works to complete his four-hour, four-episode cut, is unknown. But they can’t really do anything about it, can they?
One of the problems with giving in to Snyder Cut demands is that they can’t really rein them in, can they? What happens if the budget balloons to $100M? What are WB going to do? Pull the plug and piss off the fans who worked so hard to make this a reality? Not likely.