Ever since Joss Whedon took over after Snyder stepped away due to a family tragedy, hardcore DC fans have been frothing at the mouth to see what Snyder’s original vision might have been. But as a VFX artist who supposedly worked on the film said on Reddit (via HeroicHollywood):
1000% bullshit. As I’ve said, of course there is an assembly cut Zack had going before he left, but that was 9 months ago.
He himself said he hasn’t touched or interfered or been a part of the process since March. There is no cut. People like this guy are the worst, perpetuating rumours of processes they don’t understand.
No, we can’t verify that this person actually worked on the movie, but even if you don’t believe his statement, the idea of a Snyder cut doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Snyder hired Whedon to rewrite the screenplay before he had to step down as director, and Whedon directed the reshoots with an eye toward making them fit with the work Snyder had already done. (Whether or not he was successful in doing so is up for interpretation.)
So, a Snyder cut would require Warner Bros. to spend even more money on unfinished visual effects for the shots that didn’t make it into the theatrical cut, and since the movie’s budget (rumored to be north of $300 million) is a big part of why it has underperformed financially, it doesn’t make sense for the studio to spend millions more on VFX in the hopes of making a comparatively small amount back on home video sales of a Snyder cut from hardcore fans.