Zack Snyder Reveals The First Look at His Snyder Cut Justice League
And there you have it, the first glimpse—and we do mean glimpse—of Zack Snyder’s vision for the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League. Snyder has revealed the teaser via tweet, and we’ve got it for you below. Snyder was, of course, the original director of Justice League before he had to exit the production due to a family tragedy. The result was that the Justice League everyone saw in 2017 was partially Snyder’s, partially director Joss Whedon’s, and totally out of whack with that Snyder had originally conceived.
What followed was wild. Fans kicked up a fuss about seeing the version that Snyder had intended. On Justice League‘s two-year anniversary, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut trended worldwide. That was when, as The Hollywood Reporter wrote, Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich called Synder and said, “This is real. People out there want it. Would you guys ever consider doing something?”
Snyder of course would consider it and has been working on it, with the Snyder Cut version of Justice League slated for release on HBO Max in 2021. Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder are assembling the cast for ADR (additional dialogue) and their original postproduction crew for all of the VFX, score, and editing work that his new version will require.
“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. Now we have a sense of how much Snyder will be able to draw on unused shots from not only Justice League, but Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The teaser deploys dialogue from that film, via Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor, and essentially confirms what Snyder already hinted at; the villain of his Justice League was and will be Darkseid. In the brief teaser, we see Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman checking out a depiction of Darkseid, followed by the flashback to the battle that explained the Motherboxes that were so integral to Justice League‘s plot and a glance at Darkseid.
We’ll get more Justice League reveals from Snyder during Warner Bros. big virtual event DC FanDome, and we’ll be sure to update you then. For now, check out the teaser below.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) June 18, 2020
Featured image: The Snyder Cut is real. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is coming to HBO Max. Courtesy Warner Bros./HBO