Last weekend saw the fan-organized virtual convention Justice Con bring us exclusive updates on the upcoming ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League, set for release on HBO Max in the first half of 2021. We’ve got a roundup of everything you need to know below.
The biggest moment of Zack Snyder’s panel last Saturday (July 25th) was the reveal of an exclusive new clip of the movie. We saw Superman (Henry Cavill), clad in a black suit, meeting Jeremy Iron’s Alfred Pennyworth. While Snyder stressed the clip was unfinished, the reveal of the black suit caused plenty of fan excitement. You can watch the clip (and Snyder’s entire panel) on YouTube now.
Snyder also teased that fans can expect to see more footage at DC Fandome, another virtual con scheduled for this August. There will be an additional big reveal coming at Fandome, too – fans will find out if the Snyder Cut will be a single movie or a miniseries. With the runtime currently exceeding 3.5 hours, whatever format the Snyder Cut takes, we at least know it’ll be a long watch.
We’ll also find out the Snyder Cut’s official title at Fandome. Snyder explained that Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the preferred title, but there are some legal details that need to be worked out for that to happen.
As for whether any footage of Joss Whedon’s version of Justice League will feature in the Snyder Cut, Snyder was very clear – ‘I’d destroy the movie, I would set it on fire before I would use a single frame that I did not photograph’. A lot of Snyder Cut images that Snyder has shared on social media – as well as the official announcement – were in black and white, so will the entire movie be without color? Not so – Snyder explained that the cut will be in ‘[his] color’.
Snyder was tight lipped about the reasoning behind the Green Lantern logo’s appearance on some Justice League merch, but did reveal a new Justice League shirt – with space for fans to write their own name as an Associate Producer of the movie (in reference to the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement).
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