Since 2017, fans have been clamoring for the release of Zack Snyder’s cut of the Justice League, with even celebrities like Aquaman’s Jason Momoa behind the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement on Twitter.
Now, during Zack Snyder’s Justice League panel on DC FanDome, the director sat down to answer a few questions from fans and himself got to ask a few super fans questions, as well as reveal the trailer for the long-awaited and highly anticipated Snyder cut of the Justice League.
From the trailer, which uses restored footage from Snyder’s original shoot almost five years ago in 2016, we get to see bits of The Flash and Cyborg’s backstories, along with a clear look at the big bad in the film, Darkseid, in action. The trailer has numerous other scenes featuring the heroes of the Justice League that we didn’t get to see in the theatrical release, with Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah playing in the background.
As many will know, Snyder stepped down as director for the Justice League following a family tragedy in May 2017, and was replaced by Joss Whedon who was asked by Warner Bros. to lighten the tone of the movie and make it a little funnier. This resulted in the theatrical release we got to see, which disappointed many fans who were eager for the release of the film, and which resulted in the start of the Snyder cut movement.
Though short, the trailer above helps to give us a better look at what we would have gotten had Warner Bros. not decided to change plans along the way.
From the quick interview prior to the trailer’s release, Snyder also revealed that the dynamic he felt was the most important to portray on screen for the Justice League was the idea of every member of the team being loners in one way or the other, and then getting these very different superheroes to come together and become a new found family, getting support from one another.
Of all the members in the Justice League, Snyder also shared that he is most excited to see Cyborg more fleshed out in his cut of the film. Those who watched the theatrical release of the movie will know that the cybernetically enhanced superhero was woefully underdeveloped, and so it will be exciting to see how different Snyder’s portrayal of Cyborg will be in his cut.
And without getting into too many spoilers, Snyder also revealed that we will get to see something new from The Flash that we did not get to see in the film’s theatrical release, something related to his ability to time travel. This ability was previously teased in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but sadly never mentioned again in Joss Whedon’s take on Justice League. But now we know for sure that we will be seeing The Flash’s time travel abilities come into play, it’s just a matter of how.
Rounding off his interview, Snyder revealed that the Snyder cut of the Justice League will be shown in four parts, with each part being 1 hour long. That means fans will get four hours of Justice League in total, all told in Snyder’s original vision for the film. For fans without HBO Max, don’t despair as Snyder promises his team is currently working on a distribution plan for the film to allow international fans the chance to watch the Snyder cut.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released on HBO Max in 2021.