A new trailer for the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League shows off the first footage of Ben Affleck’s Batman with Jared Leto’s Joker.
After a number of sneak peeks and other teases from Zack Snyder, HBO Max has released the official trailer for the director’s highly-anticipated cut of Justice League. The trailer is packed with never-before-seen footage from the “Snyder Cut,” giving fans a fresh look at the movie for the first time since the release of its teaser trailer.
The Justice League trailer opens with a scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before moving onto footage of the Amazons and the titular team fighting the film’s main villain, Steppenwolf. It also shows off Steppenwolf’s homeworld, Apokolips, as well as its tyrannical ruler, Darkseid, among other exciting things. The sneak peek ends with a scene from the Knightmare timeline, teasing the first on-screen meeting between Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jared Leto’s Joker. Check it out below.
Zack Snyder is currently working on his Justice League cut for HBO Max. Previously, in a comment on Instagram, Justice League stunt performer Nick McKinless revealed that there was apparently an entire fight sequence between Ares and a younger Darkseid when he first invaded Earth in the Zack Snyder Cut. The actor was cast as Ares for the sequence and trained for four months to get in proper shape for the role. However, McKinless was not credited in the thetrical cut of the movie.
Darkseid almost played a larger role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and subsequent DC Extended Universe films. However, after Joss Whedon assumed directorial duties during post-production and oversaw extensive re-shoots for Justice League, Darkseid was removed from the theatrical cut and Warner Bros. reassessed their plans for future DCEU films following the underwhelming reviews and box office gross of the film. Snyder’s original 5 movie-arc for the DCEU was also said to include events like the murder of Lois Lane and of half the Justice League, with Darkseid taking control of the heartbroken Superman with the Anti-Life Equation.
What do you think? Did you enjoy seeing Ben Affleck’s Batman with Jared Leto’s Joker? What about the other footage? Let us know in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for the Zack Snyder cut:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is expected to hit WarnerMedia’s HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Zack Snyder Cut, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: HBO Max