Zack Snyder Explains Controversial Photo Of Wonder Woman With Severed Heads

The photo caused quite a stir online.

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Zack Snyder commented on a recent controversial photo featuring Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman with severed heads.

Earlier this week, Zack Snyder revealed a never-before-seen image of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman that was intended for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but never made it into the final cut of the movie. The image featured Diana Prince holding the severed heads of her enemies during the Crimean War, but was replaced with a snap of Gal Gadot with her Wonder Woman co-stars.

Now, Zack Snyder has taken to his official Twitter page to offer fans a better look at the controversial photo featuring Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. In the caption of his Twitter post, Snyder explained that the photo was a placeholder for Batman v Superman. It’s set in 1854, with Wonder Woman going after Ares, the God of War. The idea was scrapped after Patty Jenkins boarded Wonder Woman and the film’s setting was changed to World War I.

Zack Snyder is currently working on his Justice League cut for the WarnerMedia streaming service 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.

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.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is expected to hit WarnerMedia’s HBO Max in March 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and the Zack Snyder Cut and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.