AceShowbiz - Finally, Zack Synder's cut of "Justice League" is going to see the light of day. Offering a glimpse of his version, the director took to Twitter on Thursday, June 18 to share the first teaser of The Snyder Cut that will debut on HBO Max next year after years of fan campaign.
The approximately 30-second video highlights Gal Gadot's Diana Spencer a.k.a. Wonder Woman, who looks startled by a discovery of ancient artifact that appears to be related to Darkseid. It also features a voiceover from Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor who predicts the arrival of a great threat on Earth.
Although the main villain in the movie is Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), Synder previously said that the popular comic book villain Darkseid would make an appearance in his cut of the movie. "It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie," the filmmaker told The Hollywood Reporter in May of his new cut.
Synder stepped away from "Justice League" in 2017 due to a family tragedy. He was then replaced by Joss Whedon, who oversaw reshoots and post-production. Despite receiving mixed reviews, Whedon's cut had an underwhelming performance at box office, grossing a total of $657.9 million worldwide against an estimated break-even point of as much as $750 million.
Fans then demanded Synder's cut be released. In 2019, the movie's stars Gadot, Ben Affleck and Ray Fisher as well as Snyder himself acknowledged the fan campaign, with the Wonder Woman depicter sharing her wish by tweeting, "#ReleaseTheSnyderCut." Affleck echoed the sentiment and posted the same hashtag.
Snyder eventually announced in May that his cut would be released on HBO Max. "I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized," he said in a statement at the time. "Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality."
More from The Snyder Cut will be revealed in August during DC FanDome, an online event Warner Bros. is using to promote its stable of DC films, TV shows and comics.