Ever since DC pulled out of San Diego Comic-Con and announced DC FanDome virtual event, it’s been difficult for fans to contain the excitement! Especially for the Snyder’s Cut Justice League panel. After years of demanding to see the original director’s cut, fans will now officially interact with Zack Snyder and the cast during Justice League panel at the DC FanDome event.
Zack Snyder is the original orchestrator for DCEU’s Justice League movie, until he had to be replaced by Joss Whedon due to a family tragedy back in 2017. However, the blandness and ensuing criticism the movie received caused fans to clamour for the release of the director’s cut. And after nearly 3 years of fans campaigning with #ReleaseTheSnyderCut on social media, WB and HBO finally gave in to the pressure and approved funds for the project to be completed.
A Good Look At All The Characters
The first question that comes to any mind is the format of the Justice League now in making. The DC FanDome will definitely tell us whether Snyder’s Cut will be a mini-series or a full-length feature film. Much has been speculated about the nature of this JL cut.
Watch: Justice League: The Snyder Cut Official Teaser
The format of the director’s cut is much talked about as Snyder’s original pitch to WB had episodes and cliffhangers. With a Mid-2021 HBO Max release set, Zack has been on numerous panels and online sessions where he has answered questions regarding what fans can expect.
The director has also been teasing his villains and fans expect a good look at Darkseid and Steppenwolf during The DC Fandome. Creating the hype around his antagonist Snyder shared a better look at his iteration of Steppenwolf. Looks like Darkseid is next.
The Batman And The Green Lantern
As Snyder continues to give us glimpse of his creation along the way to DC FanDome, he unveiled The Batman’s complete look and his Batmobile on Ben Affleck’s birthday. A better look at the character is expected during the event.
Previously Snyder has shown a glimpse of Superman’s Black suit during the fan organized event Justice Con. He also dodged the questions about the rumoured appearance of Ryan Reynolds’ version of the Green Lantern. Interestingly, in a tweet, Reynolds did jokingly confirm his presence in the movie. Will it materialize or not? Zack Snyder will surely tell during DC FanDome.
The Else World Inspired Trailer
Recently at Justice Con, Zack Snyder described his version of the ‘Justice League’ as an Elseworlds Film. For DC fans, the ‘Elseworlds’ is in no way a strange concept. On the contrary, it might be the much needed creative infusion the DCEU has been searching for.
The Elseworlds concept was a DC Comics idea back in 1989 that provided a platform where DC comic writers could fit in certain ‘imaginary stories.’ Meaning Elseworlds allowed the writers to explore different story arcs like a Vampire Batman or a completely evil Superman. However, these stories existed outside the DC comic canon, which is similar to Snyder’s Cut of DC characters that don’t conform to their normal behaviours in the DCEU. The upcoming Flash and Wonder Woman 1984 further concur to the theme. Those versions of the characters will not make any reference to this director’s cut. Much like Marvel’s animated series What If…? the possibilities in DC’s Elseworlds are limitless.
Zack Snyder teased on social media that he is working on a clip to show during the DC FanDome. Since he is pretty clear about not using any of Whedon’s footage, an Elseworlds themed teaser might be on charts.
DC’s Multiverse In Making
For Snyder, an Elseworlds timeline opens up a large canvas for radical thinking and character experimentation. It’s easy to think of it as a multiverse of some sort. One in which the events of another timeline are totally detached from the main DCEU timeline.
This means that the events or story arc in the Snyder Cut do not need to follow the events occurring in the main DCEU timeline. This alternate timeline theory is a lot similar to Marvel’s Multiverse of Madness, especially considering that the Justice League movie was supposed to be a climax of some sort — albeit poorly executed. However, the Snyder Cut represents the launch of a different branch from the DC stock. It can be termed as the Snyder-verse of sorts.
More information about the director’s cut will be revealed at the DC FanDome virtual event on August 22. The Justice League panel is scheduled to air 5:45 pm EST. Director Zack Snyder is expected to reveal even more details about his version of the Justice League.
The event is set to feature more than 300 DC film makers, movie stars and comic creators in a 24 hour high end online marathon. From announcements and news about upcoming projects, to live Q&A sessions with the directors and stars, DC intends to ensure that every fan gets a virtual experience that is unforgettable.
The Justice League features an ensemble cast which included Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.