“Justice League” Writer & Lenser Talk Cuts

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

In the wake of the release of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” and the recent Ray Fisher feature article going into what happened on the Joss Whedon-directed reshoots, those involved in the original cut are now speaking up more about what went down.

One person who was in the mix of it all was screenwriter Chris Terrio who came onboard the DC film universe after his work on “Argo” for Ben Affleck.

Terrio’s not had much luck since then with three credits to his name – Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League” along with J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” all features with troubled and/or rushed production histories that have been on the end of heavy criticism from fans.

In a feature piece for Vanity Fair, Terrio spoke about his time with his two DC films and understandably he’s not happy with how he’s been put through the ringer on both movies.

“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” widely met with a negative reception upon release, found itself improving in opinion with an ‘ultimate edition’ version adding a half-hour back into the movie. Terrio says the negative feeling towards the movie began when the official title was announced:

“I heard [the title] and I thought, It just sounds self-important and clueless in a way. Tone-deaf. The intention of the film was to do

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