Zack Snyder’s Cut Of ‘Justice League’ Gets A New Trailer
After a long period of waiting, Warner Bros. has opted to release Justice League: The Zack Snyder Cut… Or rather, the trailer for it, since the movie isn’t finished. The director also shed new light on the process of completing his vision for the film after it was heavily reshot and reworked following his initial departure.
To recap the situation quickly: Zack Snyder left the production of Justice League in May 2017, leaving a studio-selected crew (led by The Avengers director Joss Whedon) to rework the movie to fit the studio’s specifications that wildly differed in tone from the planned product and substantially cut down on a number of subplots and character moments in order to fit the movie under two hours. Given that the cast and crew only had about a hundred days to completely refilm a massive amount of the movie, the end result was a messy, dumb-fun movie with rushed visual effects that ultimately lost money at the box office.
Naturally, some fans, who were understandably upset at not being given what was advertised, raised their grievances with Warner Bros. and demanded that they release the footage that was cut from the film. WB clearly ignored this for the Blu-ray (which featured a deleted scene of Superman preparing to equip his costume and later meeting with Alfred Pennyworth for instructions on where to go), but this didn’t stop demands. So eventually, WB decided to invest additional money into the film to finish it and drop it on their new streaming service, HBO Max, which will arrive sometime next year. Snyder has confirmed that the new film will not use any of Whedon’s reshot sequences, but it will include scenes that were included in the theatrical film under different color grading. Some evidence has even surfaced that suggested that Snyder will get to film – or already has filmed – a handful of pick-ups to finish putting his movie together.
Today, after getting a handful of teases, we’re getting the first full trailer. It’s unexpectedly set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” (a song that Snyder infamously used during a sex scene in Watchmen), and it showcases the first look at Darkseid and Desaad, alongside an abundance of footage that didn’t make it into the film itself. One of the clear changes that are demonstrated between the theatrical release and the director’s cut is that Superman is now wearing a black suit instead of his traditional blue-and-red duds. Check it out below:
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Justice League: The Snyder Cut will release on HBO Max sometime in the first half of 2021. The film will initially be released as a four-episode miniseries, with each episode being an hour apiece. The film will subsequently be recut into one long film. In addition, Snyder claims that he’s negotiating with movie chains to potentially bring the movie to theaters.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.