The trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the four-hour director’s cut that will release on HBO Max on March 18, has just dropped online! The new version varies drastically from the 2017 theatrical version, which was released to poor critical and commercial acceptance.
Apart from illustrating Snyder’s original vision, the new version features additions, most notably Jared Leto as Joker, the supervillain role he reprises from Suicide Squad. The trailer gives a glimpse of him talking to Ben Affleck’s Batman, teasing the intense faceoff to come. It also uncovered footage of Black Suit Superman and the new supervillain Darkseid.
The trailer drew praise from fans on Twitter, with one calling it, “The best Valentine gift a boy could ask for #SnyderCut.” Another wrote, “This looks great, Zack. I’m very glad that we get to see the movie, but I’m even happier for you, the cast, and the crew. People finally get to see the true vision that so many people worked hard on, and that’s brilliant. Congratulations.”
Check out the trailer here: https://twitter.com/ZackSnyder/status/1360974203806117894?s=19
Justice League was first released in November 2017. Snyder, the original director, walked out of the project before its completion and was reinstated by Joss Whedon. While it was reported that he quit the project due to personal reasons, there was also the assumption of creative differences with Warner Bros.
In 2019, Snyder was brought back to attain his vision for the film, after sustained fan pressure. He shot additional footage, completed comprehensive visual effects work on the film, and brought back Junkie XL’s score.
Apart from Leto’s Joker and Affleck’s Batman, the film stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor are new additions to the cast.