Snyder’s original cut of the film, which has been demanded by fans since 2017, will debut on US streaming service HBO Max in 2021.
It will reportedly be released as a four-part limited series, and dispense of footage written and directed by Joss Whedon, who stepped in to commandeer reshoots after Snyder left the production.
“I’m just really excited to see [Snyder’s] vision realised,” Cavill told the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “He got to be the train, and I think it’s only fair that the train gets to reach the station it was aiming for. I think it’s important that vision is realised.
He continued: “It’s a filmmaker’s right to have that vision realised, and I’m excited to see it. I’m excited to see what that vision was, and how it looks. And especially he’s got the advantage of hindsight now, and it’s gonna be even better. I wanna see a good movie.”
Cavill’s statements come amid a Warner Bros investigation into allegations made against Whedon.
Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the film, accused Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable” behaviour on set. Whedon has yet to comment on the allegations.
Earlier this month, Fisher’s co-star Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman, claimed that “serious stuff went down” on the Justice League set and that he stood with Fisher.
An initial investigation into Fisher’s claims was launched by Warner Bros in August. In response to more allegations made by Fisher that month, the studio responded that the actor had declined to meet with an investigator and was primarily disappointed with his storyline in the film.
Fisher denied the claim, tweeting that he had met with the investigator over Zoom on 26 August. He also accused Warner Bros of a “desperate and scattershot attempt to discredit me to continue protecting those in power”.