Like it or not, Zack Snyder’s version of “Justice League” is coming.
The long-rumored, long-awaited full-length of the DC Comic superhero movie has been set to premiere on HBO Max next year and Snyder is finally giving us a few hints about what his version of the film will look like.
“These characters are bigger than us, or any filmmaker or actor,” Snyder said Saturday night during a live virtual panel at the first inaugural, fan-created Justice Con. “And they’ll exist far beyond us.”
Here’s what The Snyder Cut promises:
It’s going to be super long
After Warner Bros. reportedly threatened Snyder into cutting the movie under two hours, his full version will come in even longer than the original 214 minutes that he teased in December.
But that may not be in one sitting: Snyder said he can’t yet reveal whether his “Justice League” will be released as one long movie or as a miniseries.
While he makes up his mind, he said HBO Max has been “amazing and so supportive.”
Joss Whedon is persona non grata
When Snyder stepped down from “Justice League” in May 2017 after his daughter died by suicide, Joss Whedon took the reins and brought the picture through the home stretch. That directorial shift was met with questions and speculation about how much of Snyder’s vision was carried into the final product, which, of course, led to clamoring for his full take.
Without naming Whedon, Snyder seemingly made it clear that the 2021 version will be his true creation.
“I’d destroy the movie before I use a single frame that I didn’t photograph,” he said. “That is a f--king hard fact. I’d blow the f--king thing up.”
Superman is back in black
Warner Bros. refused to let Superman step out of his famous red-and-blue suit, so Snyder went in with a paint brush.
A brief clip from the new movie shows Superman (Henry Cavill) in a black get-up as he meets Alfred (Jeremy Irons) for the first time.
The scene takes place after Superman has been resurrected and the suit, called The Recovery Suit in the original comic books, is supposed to help with healing, but the studio reportedly balked at a costume change.
Snyder said Saturday night that the suit color was changed to black in post-production.
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