Everything you need to know about the Snyder’s Cut of Justice League
What is Snyder’s Cut of Justice League?
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, often referred to as the “Snyder Cut,” is the upcoming director’s cut of the 2017 American superhero film Justice League. It presents Justice League—the fifth film of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name—as director Zack Snyder had intended it before he left the film’s production.
Like the theatrical release, Zack Snyder’s Justice League follows the Justice League—Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and The Flash (Ezra Miller)—as they attempt to save the world from the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons also appear in supporting roles.
The newest trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League reveals the truly epic scope of the Snyder Cut of Justice League, including more Darkseid, and the first reveal of Jared Leto’s Joker, along with other major story elements like the Knightmare future. The trailer isn’t only a massive tease of what’s to come when the movie hits HBO Max, but a fascinating look at some of the baffling changes made to the film when Joss Whedon brought it to the screen in 2017.
From Myth to Reality
The “Snyder Cut” was widely considered an internet myth for nearly three years (despite clear evidence of its existence) until it was finally confirmed for release on HBO Max in May 2020. Snyder completed 100% of principal photography in 2016 along with several months of post-production, including a significant amount of VFX, but there was still work to be done on his version since the Whedon written and directed reshoots took the movie in a massively different direction, abandoning most of what Snyder was building toward.
When Nolan and Deborah Snyder came from the private screening of the Whedon’s cut, they just went to Zack and told him that he’s not watching what Whedon did to the movie. Zack had been through a lot. He just went through a family tragedy and now Warner Bros. had him removed from his project. It was already hard for Zack and Deborah knew it would break his heart to know what she had watched.
“They came and they just said, ‘You can never see that movie,'” said Zack Snyder.
“Because I knew it would break his heart,” — Deborah Snyder
— source – VanityFair
Release Date and Platform
The Justice League Snyder Cut trailer is here, as promised. HBO Max and Warner Bros. have unveiled a new two-minute look at Zack Snyder’s Justice League that gives us a bunch of new footage — including from the October 2020 production that involved Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard among others — and reshapes the narrative that now must survive a four-hour movie. Snyder had originally planned to release it as a four-part miniseries led by a single very long movie, but half of those plans have seemingly been axed.
“The bell’s been rung,” Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) intones in the most ominous of voices at the start of the Justice League Snyder Cut trailer, as we are shown a screaming Superman (Henry Cavill) in slo-mo. Over shots of a devastated human city and far off in Themyscira as a building collapses, Luthor continues: “Out in the dark, among the stars, the god is dead.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is scheduled to be released on March 18, 2021 on HBO Max