From what’s new with the Justice League to its DCEU future, here’s everything you need to know about the Snyder Cut
The countdown for Zack Snyder’s Justice League has begun. Warner Brothers have started the marketing for the film and fans have no reason to keep calm. The director is giving away small teases for the film’s characters like Jared Leto’s Joker, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, the inclusion of Martian the Manhunter among others.
In a recent report, WB head Walter Hamada said it was a one-time event. However, it doesn’t seem likely when fans certainly demand Justice League sequel. Find out what are the odds.
Is Justice League a movie or a series?
Set for an HBO Max debut on March 18, 2021 Director’s Cut of Justice League is a movie Snyder confirmed on Vero. Initially thought to be a four-part series the feature will also see a theatrical release once the pandemic effects subside on theatres.
Watch: Justice League: Director’s Cut | Official Teaser Update | HBO Max
How Zack Snyder’s cut different from theatrical release?
Though director’s cuts are a common thing to show off any extra footage that didn’t made it to theatrical version. Snyder cut is special for more reasons – the reason fans demanded it to be released was because Joss Whedon and WB executives butchered the original vision of Justice League. For real batman, do Not crack joker and Barry Allen is more than a comedic relief.
But all that is about to change! The biggest change in Director’s Cut of Justice League is the tonality. Snyder will bring back the ‘Snyder filter’ from Man of Steel and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Furthermore, as Snyder explained during a fan held event, the aspect ratio will change. This we have already seen in the first trailer during the DC FanDome even. Later, a black and white version of the trailer was released in the same iMax ratio. The movie will also feature new score by Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL.
Additionally, Snyder will bring back all the scenes that Whedon left on the floor. Henry Cavill’s CGI’ed moustache will be removed. This will bring back many plot points and never seen before characters to Justice League.
How The Justice League will change?
We have come a long way from 2017, right after 2017 JL disaster Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) exit the franchise. However, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman saved the day which Aquaman’s box office followed. So, while the plot remains same for Snyder Cut characters will see changes in their story arch.
Affleck has agreed to return for The Flash 2022 alongside Ezra Miller (Flash) and Michael Keaton (Batman) so his character arch will be interesting to see in the Snyder Cut. Similarly, Snyder has commented about Barry Allen’s ‘quantum abilities’ in his cut which makes fans speculate it will set up the character’s Flashpoint journey for 2022 film.
Furthermore, Cavill has affirmed that he hasn’t hung the boots and cape yet so, apart from seeing Superman’s original character arch fans expect to see a MoS sequel. Talking of sequels, Gadot’s Wonder Woman sequel came out on Christmas 2020 – which to say wasn’t a great watch. Nonetheless, the character has moved forward in its arch and god knows how Snyder will explain why Diana can’t fly when we have seen her feats in WW 84 already. Word is Patty Jenkins and Snyder worked on the character to make her arch more seamless.
Last but not the least, Cyborg played by now controversial actor Ray Fisher will be, in Snyder’s words ‘the heart of the story.’ Much like Cavill, lot of Fisher’s scenes were left on the cutting floor by Whedon and reduced to a side character. Now that Zack is at the helm, Cyborg’s character arch will propel the story forward.
Not only the league but many never seen before characters were showcased in the Snyder Cut trailer.
Who is the Villain of Justice League?
While Steppenwolf was the big bad of theatrical cut of Justice League, Snyder will bring in Darkseid. Who is a Thanos equivalent for DC. Darkseid is looking for the ‘anti-life equation’ that brings him to earth. Actor Ray Porter has played the part and has been a big supporter of Snyder Cut since its announcement. Whedon had left his part on the editing floor and the official NDA had kept him quiet all these years while other cast supported Snyder’s vision.
Nonetheless, the big bad will final greet us on the small screen on HBO Max for a face-off with Zack Snyder’s Justice League on March 18, 2021!