Zack Snyder Reveals New Poster for Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition
The relationship between Zack Snyder and HBO Max keeps on getting more fruitful for both the man and the new streaming service. This past weekend, Snyder revealed this new poster for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, which is now streaming exclusively on HBO Max. It was quite the July 4th treat for fans of Snyder’s robust vision for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU):
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) July 4, 2020
Snyder’s Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition arrives a month ahead of the hotly anticipated DC FanDome—the huge virtual event where Snyder will reveal a glimpse of his Snyder Cut of Justice League, the director’s long-awaited vision for the 2017 film he had to leave halfway through due to a family tragedy. That film isn’t due to hit HBO Max until sometime in 2021.
As for the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman, what we can glean from the poster is that we’ll finally get to see more of the very intriguing “Knightmare” scene, in which Ben Affleck’s Batman confronts a deadly, decidedly fascist Superman (Henry Cavill). With the Ultimate Edition boasting a three-hour runtime, it means Snyder has likely included a ton of the stuff he wanted fans to see but cut for length before the film’s original 2016 release.
We also know from the glimpse Snyder revealed of Justice League that the Snyder Cut will utilize never-before-seen sequences from Batman v Superman. The new Justice League teaser deployed dialogue from Batman v Superman, as we heard Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor essentially confirming what Snyder already hinted at; the villain of his Justice League is 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 the supervillain.
In sum, HBO Max has given Snyder a platform to unveil his grand vision for his last two DCEU films, and let us imagine what might have been if Snyder had retained control over the entire extended universe.
Featured image: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Courtesy HBO Max