The 2017 Justice League was initially to be directed by Zack Snyder. But he had to leave due to a family tragedy, so his role was filled in by Marvel Director Joss Whedon. After the release, he was later known to have made significant changes to the original. This led to many fans calling out for the release of the internet myth “Snyder Cut.” And nearly three years later, the fans got what they want as the dream was now close to being a reality. Initially, back in DC Fandome, this re-cut was announced to come out in four separate one-hour installments. But later, this was changed to a four-hour R-Rated movie. Which would showcase an additional 150 minutes of previously unseen footage and four minutes of photography. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set to premiere on HBO Max on 18 March 2021.
Zack Snyder has been teasing the new trailer for some time. This began with 3 Black and White Justice League posters captioned Fallen, Risen, and Reborn. This was followed by more teasers past week, which revealed footage of Black Suit Superman and Darkseid. We even catch a glimpse of Jared Leto’s new look as the Joker. This was revealed by a series of only got black and white images of Leto’s Joker earlier in the week.
At an initial glance, many would feel that the trailer didn’t seem any different from the original movie back in 2017. But there are clearly a few things that would force us to raise our eyebrows. This trailer ain’t just a tease to what the fans will see when the movie comes out on HBO Max. But also showcases the baffling changes that were made to the film by Joss Whedon. Snyder had 100% control over photography along with several months of post-production and VFX in 2016. But the reshoots took the movie in a massively different direction straying completely off to Snyder’s vision.
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The final trailer reveals some truly epic scope of the Snyder Cut of Justice League. As it shows something, we hadn’t seen three years ago. This includes Steppenwolf kneeling before Darkseid, the first reveal of Jared Leto’s Joker, along with some Knightmare future. There even seems to be more clips of Batman in a leather get-up, Cyborg, and even Flash.
Ray Porter as Darkseid will be a part of the movie now. And as always intended, he will be shown as the evil lurking behind the scenes. He will now be featured a few times and will control Steppenwolf’s assault on Earth. Diana even sees an ancient mural that depicts his arrival back in time. A flashback would show us how Darkseid lead an army of parademons against the Greek gods. During this, we will witness his pre-Darkseid version, Uxas. We are certain to see more into the dynamic between Steppenwolf and Darkseid.
At the end of the trailer, we get a glimpse of Jared Leto’s Joker as he speaks to Ben Affleck’s Batman. In his short sequence, we get Leto saying the phrase, “We live in a society.” And even though no Joker has ever said it, this phrase instantly became trending on Twitter as it was a meme that was often targeted towards Joquin Pheonix’s Joker. Joker makes his appearance in the Knightmare Future, where he is seen wearing a bulletproof vest as he speaks to Knightmare Batman.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will dive deeper into the “Knightmare Future” storyline. Bruce had first experienced this in Dawn of Justice: Batman v Superman. In the dream, Bruce has a premonition where he leads a rebellion in a dystopian wasteland against Superman, who is an evil herald of Darkseid. But just as he wakes up, Bruce encounters Barry from the future as he tries making contact with him from a different point in time to deliver a warning. And it seems like this sequence will be quite long considering its run-time in the trailer itself.