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False God by Sin Pausa. (my username on most networks)
In 2018, before the Snyder Cut's announcement, I was among the fans that were pushing WB to ReleaseTheSnyderCut. but for a moment I had a "crisis of faith".
Feeling that we were left with a BvS movie that never got its true sequel, it inspired me to look at BvS and how it could be rearranged so that it closes the door to a JL movie but leaves it open for the Wonder Woman (2017) 'self-contained' solo movie. But also, while I'm a big fan of Mr. Snyder, even the BvS extended cut had some issues I felt I could eliminate or at least reduce.
I took a look at 'Batman v Superman: No Justice' by @reeseevans which I did enjoy and gave me some ideas for my own edit. but my main issue with No Justice was that like I mentioned, I wanted to leave the door open for Wonder Woman and reeseevans removed her from his film.
So, I started to work on this, my first fan edit in 2018. and while today the Snyder Cut exists and connects and answers most of the plot threads from BvS, sadly WB has choosen not to give us a JL2 movie, again leaving us with an incomplete story.
Which makes me feel like there still a place for my edit, which I'd like to propose as the middle chapter in an "alternate" DCEU trilogy: MOS > BvS > WW.
Allow me to explain:
BvS was be supposed to be the bridge for Superman and his role as earth's mightiest hero:
Mos: Clark Kent discovering himself.
BvS: the world discovering Superman.
JL: The world accepting Superman and Clark taking his place as it's protector.
But again, the story that Snyder was telling never got a conclusion as planned; JL 2017 not feeling like part of the previous 2 movies and ZSJL 2021 leaving too many doors open.
Therefore, my intention was to turn BvS into a dramatic conclusion of Clark's hero journey, where his sacrifice will inspire Diana to "return to the light" and take his place as earth's protector as she does by the end of WW 2017.
Beyond making it a conclusion for Superman and removing the JL elements, there were other changes I wanted to make, small alterations that I consider would benefit the film.
Before proceeding with the any changes, I followed 2 parameters:
- Keep Snyder's style as is, unlike other fan edits that try insert "Donner or Burton era" elements and such.
- Try to elevate the positive elements in the film and diminish elements that I felt were negative.
- Removing the connections to Apokolips, the Knightmare and other JL heroes with the exception of WW.
- As a result, the movie is mostly focused on the clash between Bruce, Clark and their ideals.
- modify around 75% of Lex Luthor’s scenes and his delivery, because although I'd say many of his lines sound interesting on paper, I feel Jesse Eisenberg's interpretation does not match the material.
With all the changes made the edit has a 2 hours and 45 minutes running time.
15 minutes longer than the theatrical cut but keeping all the scenes that were plot relevant from the extended cut while removing the JL/DCEU connections.
This is currently version 28 of my edit, and while I think it's good in its current state, surely, I could make changes and improvements based on this community's feedback.
I would love to eventually submit my edit; I believe it's a different enough experience (as either a fanfix or fanmix)
Please contact me to share the edit with you!
Thank you to @DominicCobb for guiding me through my first steps in the forums, it's been a while, but I'm finally here!