Four hours of Justice League from the eyes of Zack Snyder has graced the television scene and blessed us with a grand retelling of the story as the Snyder cut. The movie showcased multiple new scenes and characters we know of from different installments of the standalone films of the members of Justice League, and what was supposed to be shown in 2017 had it been the case.
A different version of the 2017 Justice League was made known to the public when the fans of Director Zack Synder made noise on social media with the hashtag #releasetheSnydercut.
When Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot tweeted the same, fans started to demand the Snyder Cut. Snyder had to leave the production following the death of his daughter. Had Synder continued doing the film, the movie is an almost four-hour film completely which is quite different from Joss Whedon’s version.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released last March 2021. In his social media platform, Vero, Snyder said that it will be released in March 2021.
Sandra Dewey, president of WarnerMedia Entertainment, said that it would be released in early to mid-2021 via HBO Max. This was supported by the statement of Jason Kilar, WarnerMedia CEO, that the film would enter the scene in a few months.
Although there is no official word yet when the actual release of the Snyder Cut is, it is safe to assume that we are almost about to see the four-part masterpiece shortly.
The first trailer was released last November 2020 which made fans very excited as to what they can see from Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Based on the reactions after the movie was released, the movie didn't disappoint the fans.
The trailer gave the viewers a glimpse of every member of the Justice League, a variety of shots including that of Cyborg as part of the Gotham City Wildcats, and a sneak-peak of the vision of Zack Snyder for the film and what could have been the Justice League film of 2017.
The trailer also reveals the Black Suit of Superman, his post-resurrection look, entirely different from the red and blue colors we were fond of seeing him wear.
Coupled with a haunting version of the song, “Hallelujah,” the exhilarating feels of the trailer is one for the books.
Returning to the screen filming new scenes for the Snyder Cut are Ben Affleck’s Batman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Henry Cavill's Superman, and Ezra Miller’s The Flash completed the Justice League.
Jared Leto also reprised his role as Joker from 2016’s Suicide Squad. When news broke out that Leto will be in Snyder's cut, fans were elated as there were no signs of Leto’s Joker in the 2017 release of the Justice League. Entirely separate from Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, Leto’s Joker leaves intrigued as to how Joker would play the part in the Snyder Cut.
Deathstroke, played by Joe Manganiello, also came back as Manganiello. His look was revealed the new look of Deathstroke on social media. Ciaran Hinds’ Steppenwolf, Amber Heard’s Mera, Jeremy Irons' Alfred, and Amy Adams’ Lois Lane also showed up in the Snyder cut.
Aside from these stars, new faces also graced our screens for the film. Ray Porter would embody Darkseid and Kiersey Clemons would play Iris West. The trailer also gives us a look at DeSaan, a villain known to be so vile, his reputation as the royal torturer precedes him. The Martian Manhunter was also hinted at by Snyder to appear in the film.
Zack Snyder is known for his long runtime with Batman v Superman lasting 183 minutes and Watchmen 214 minutes. The Snyder cut is divided into six chapters. The whole movie's length is four hours and two minutes.
First up, Superman wore his black suit. As seen in the trailer, Superman wore a darker look as he was resurrected from the dead carrying over the death of Superman from Batman v Superman.
Ray Fisher’s Cyborg received more screen time as Cyborg only made a few minutes in the 2017 Justice League. Cyborg played a larger part in the story.
Zack Snyder stated that the Snyder cut was given an R-Rating considering that his version featured more scenes of violence and profane words.
Several deleted scenes seen online before the movie was released came out of the movie. One notable deleted scene is when Alfred said “he said you’d come,” and Superman appeared.
In general, it would be far from what Whedon had given in 2017. Snyder’s additional characters and inclusion of new scenes made some alterations from the Justice League of Whedon.
Snyder said before the film was released that "I would set it on fire before I use a single frame that I did not photograph.” He added that he would never use anything that he didn't film.
During the watch party for Man of Steel, Snyder confirmed that there would be a Snyder Cut after the years of rumors and speculations, and it would be released on HBO Max in 2021.
After the confirmation, HBO Max supported this statement by teasing the release date of the Snyder Cut to be somewhere in the first half of 2021.
Snyder reiterated that he will not compromise his vision of the movie and that he will continuously be working with the visual effects team to achieve what he has envisioned for Justice League.