SUCKER PUNCH Director's Cut Still Being Planned By Zack Snyder

SUCKER PUNCH Director's Cut Still Being Planned By Zack Snyder

Although Zack Snyder has departed Warner Bros. for Netflix, the Justice League director still plans on crafting a director's cut of 2011's Sucker Punch.

By MarkJulian - Aug 02, 2023 07:08 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies
Source: Letterboxd

Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch was a wildly-ambitious sci-fi fantasy action film that never quite fully executed its delightfully entertaining premise. Following the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, the Batman v Superman director also stated that he had planned to deliver a director's cut of Sucker Punch.

However, since those statements were made back in 2021, there's been little update on the project. Snyder is currently busy enjoying his first-look deal with Netflix as he spearheads development on his Army of the Dead franchise. Snyder is also working on Rebel Moon, an original sci-fi film that started out as a Star Wars movie he pitched to Lucasfilm.

Still, the Sucker Punch director's cut remains one of Snyder's goals, as he recently updated fans via his Letterboxd account. 

"I've never gotten around to doing the director's cut. I still plan to at some point," said Snyder. "But in the original ending when Babydoll is in the chair in the basement with Blue - she's already been lobotomized - when the cop shines the light on her, the set breaks apart and she stands up and she sings a song on stage."

"It's weirdly not optimistic and optimistic at the same time. That's kind of what the tone was at the end. We tested it, and the studio thought it was too weird, so we changed it. You'll get to see it at some point, I'm sure. I hope."

Following Sucker Punch's release in 2011, an R-rated extended cut was included on the film's Blu-ray and DVD release. The extended cut added 18 minutes of footage; however, Snyder previously shared that it's not his definitive version of the film as it doesn't have his desired ending.

Sucker Punch is now streaming on HBO Max.

Sucker Punch Official Synopsis: Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300), this epic action fantasy launches from the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Locked away against her will, Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four fellow captives – outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) – to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorki (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

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marvel72
marvel72 - 8/2/2023, 8:53 AM
I have a directors cut on my Blu-Ray.

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