Zack Snyder’s Justice League has now scored an explosive new trailer in the lead-up to its release. The long awaited 4-hour cut of Snyder’s superhero movie will arrive on HBO Max on 18 March 2021 and it looks to give fans serious bang for their buck.
Snyder fans will be in rapture as he gets to unveil his original vision, while those who don’t appreciate the director’s style will no doubt have much criticism.
The big reveal in this trailer is a look at Jared Leto’s Joker – a character who wasn’t originally in Snyder’s film before 2020 reshoots brought him into the fold.
The release of The Snyder Cut comes after the disappoint and ultimate failure of Justice League in November 2017. to the launch of the now infamous #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag as well as a change.org petition which garnered 100,000 signatures.
Snyder delivered his first 4-hour rough cut of the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice follow-up in January 2017, however Warner Bros. wanted a cut of the film somewhere in the two-hour range. Snyder delivered another version running 2 hour 20-minutes but that cut needed finessed. Snyder was unable to complete this after the death of his daughter and Joss Whedon was brought in to reshoot and recut the film. This led to a myriad of inconsistencies and imperfections – the biggest of which was Moustachegate (Henry Cavill needed to reshoot scenes as Superman during the production of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, but his character had a moustache in that film. The facial hair was digitally removed for the DC Comics pic at a cost of millions).
Anyone else excited?
The official synopsis:
ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.