The momentum behind Warner Bros. releasing a “director’s cut” of Justice League that promises original director Zack Snyder‘s unadulterated vision of DC’s premiere super-team in battle with the forces of Apokolips is unstoppable at this point. Justice League: The Snyder Cut began as an online petition, flourished in fan forums and on social media, and finally became championed by Snyder himself, is really, truly happening… and it has a trailer to prove it!
Released during the DC FanDome virtual Comic-Con-style event, the trailer offers more of the Flash, more of Cyborg’s origin, includes Superman in his much-typed black “death” suit, and features an upgraded Steppenwolf and his boss and the most evil mastermind in the DC Universe, Darkseid!
We’re not crazy about the trailer being set to Leonard Cohen‘s dreary, over-hyped and over-used song “Hallelujah,” but as comic book movie fans, we can’t wait to see what Snyder has in store. Anything would be better than the hackneyed movie we got and, hopefully, there will be no cyber-lip on Henry Cavill‘s Superman.
Snyder announced that the movie would be released on HBO Max as a four-part mini-series, each episode an hour in length, but no release date has been confirmed. However, it may be debuting in September 2021, if this social media find is accurate:
— Zande 🇨🇩 #BLM (@KingZairois) August 26, 2020
Not everyone is impressed with or inspired by The Snyder Cut. Forbes’ Scott Mendelson got into a social media pissing match with Snyder after dissing a leaked version of the trailer:
You said you enjoyed the theatrical cut of Justice League like you enjoy your Saturday morning cartoons… Well this is made for grownups, so you’re not in the demographic. Also, cool of you to comment on a leaked teaser. @ScottMendelson https://t.co/Zsu2O2oixb
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) August 22, 2020
Zack Snyder directed Justice League from a script by Chris Terrio, from a story he wrote with Terrio. The super cast includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as the Atlantean Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent and Connie Nielsen as the Amazon Queen Hippolyta.
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