With less than a month to go to DC FanDome, Zack Snyder has given a new teaser and more things to say about Joss Whedon’s Justice League during JusticeCon.
Ran by Youtubers The Nerd Queens (Cole and Nana) and Wonder Meg over the weekend of 25 to 26 July, the event held panels around the fandom of Zack Snyder’s Justice League featuring guests like Ray Fisher who played Cyborg and the man of the hour himself.
On one of the panels, the organisers sat down with Snyder to reveal a short teaser of his 3.5 hours long cut of Justice League. Making it’s way to HBO Max in 2021, the short clip featured Superman (Henry Cavill) meeting Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred (Jeremy Irons)…
In a black Superman suit. Just like in the comics.
According to Snyder, Warner Bros argued against the black suit as it wanted to keep the movie light. However, Snyder believes that there was nothing light about Superman’s return from the dead. He had filmed Cavill in the original suit before changing the colour in post-production.
The footage was short and nowhere near HD, but those short seconds were enough for fans to get excited about the final cut release. Snyder has continuously claimed that his version of the Man of Steel will be incredibly different from what was released in theatres and the black suit was a definite testament. You can view the clip below at 31:40.
With regards to Whedon, we know that Snyder is not a fan. When asked if he would use an of Whedon’s Justice League footage for the Snyder Cut, the 54-year-old responded:
I would destroy the movie. I would set it on fire before I use a single frame that I did not photograph. That is a f****** hard fact… I would literally blow that f****** thing up.
Though the director could’ve given a hard “no”, his response isn’t surprising. Snyder has always been blunt with his thoughts and disappointment towards the fact that Justice League was reworked and that his departure from the film was anything but ideal.
This comes as another blow to Whedon who has been under fire for some time. Loyal fans have expressed disliked to his version of the movie and just recently, actor Fisher came forward with allegations of abuse of the movie’s cast and crew.
Snyder has yet to announce a release date for his cut, but has teased more information and reveals during DCFanDome.