Even though we have to wait until 2021, today we’ve got a sneak peek at the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League!
Although there wasn’t a panel at [email protected] for the 2017 DC film, on Saturday director Zack Snyder and Ray Fisher — who plays Cyborg in the film — joined the fan event “Justice Con” to discuss the version that will make its HBO Max debut next year.
The reason this version of the film is being released is because Snyder shot most of Justice League, but because he had a tragic personal loss while in production, Joss Whedon stepped in to do reshoots and handle post production on Justice League.
Below is the full video of the panel. At around the 31:43 mark, Snyder releases a very short clip of Henry Cavill as Superman returning to confront Alfred, played by the Jeremy Irons. As you’ll see, The Man of Steel’s suit is a bit on the dark side.
Some skeptics of the DC movies point out that Snyder’s films in the franchise have an “unrelenting bleakness” and question how much better an alternative cut of Justice League might be. Especially since many of the fan favorites in the DC Universe have more uplifting moments in them like Shazam! and Wonder Woman.
Snyder is very passionate about his work and has said that he would have preferred the entire film to be different. He spent a portion of the panel teasing the virtually gathered fans about other scenes that would be included in his version.
He went on to say: “I’d destroy the movie before I use a single frame that I didn’t photograph. That is a f**king hard fact. I’d blow the f**king thing up.”
The “Snyder Cut” of Justice League debuts on HBO Max in 2021.