Last month, it was revealed that Zack Snyder’s long-awaited director’s cut of his 2017’s Justice League would finally see the light of day. Next year, the “Snyder Cut” will release on the HBO Max streaming service. Along with the news, Warner Bros revealed that it would devote $20-$30 million to complete the picture. Thursday morning, the filmmaker took to Twitter to reveal the very first sneak peek at the upcoming film.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) June 18, 2020
The footage is exciting, to say the least. Backdropped by a voiceover by Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor from in final moments of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman investigates some ancient art of the villainous Darkseid. However, things get really exciting when the footage actually cuts to the very first look at the Lord of Apokolips in live-action. This all but confirms what the director has been saying for the last three years, his version is a completely unrecognizable take on the superhero team.
Following a family tragedy, the director had to step down in the midst of post-production on the film. Joss Whedon, writer/director of The Avengers, was then brought on board to oversee additional photography. Many fans felt that Whedon’s quippy sensibilities didn’t mesh with Snyder’s darker version of the super team. The film received negative reviews from fans and critics alike and launched a worldwide movement to release Snyder’s full vision.
Audiences have clamored for the “Snyder Cut” ever since the theatrical release. The movement came to a head last November when stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher tweeted out the hashtag. Since then it’s seemed the cut of the film had only picked up steam, and now the wishes of the fans have finally been answered. Additionally, fans all have a few seconds of the actual film to pour over for the next several months.
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