Darkseid arrives in a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League.
Zack Snyder has released an updated version of the DC FanDome trailer for this Justice League cut to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the film’s threatrical release. Snyder dropped the trailer on his official Twitter page, with the filmmaker sharing it with the hashtag “#UsUnited.”
Set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Zack Snyder’s Justice League sneak peek includes never-before-seen shots of Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and Connie Nielsen’s Hippolyta. It also has a fresh shot of the iconic DC Comics villain Darkseid, raising his arms while surrounded by Apokoliptian priests. Check it out below.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) November 17, 2020
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.
Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
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.
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Source: HBO Max