5 Things We're Hyped About Zack Snyder's Justice League
By RP, Marketing, Total Dibs
With the announcement of Zack Snyder’s Justice League hitting HBO Max sometime next year, DC fans were all up in arms in excitement. The 2017 film, which was hyped tremendously during its production, was marred with all sorts of difficulties just before its release. Director Zack Snyder had to pull out of production due to personal reasons and Marvel wiz Joss Whedon was tasked to finish up production. What followed was a series of reshoots and rewrites that, insiders say, drastically changed to tone and story beats of the original vision.
After hordes of negative reviews and backlash, rumors of a “Snyder Cut” were soon buzzing in social media platforms. It was described as a JL film that longer and a more complete version of what Snyder’s vision was. From more expanded roles to entirely new story threads, rumors were raging even 2 years after its release.
With the recent reveal that they plan to bring the Snyder Cut into the homes of viewers, here are the top 5 things we are most excited about for the Snyder Cut:
- Absence of “The Stache”
The Whedon reshoots featured a variety of new footage that wasn’t originally planned for the film. This demanded that the actors, who were in various projects at the time, fly over to do these new scenes. Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, was in the middle of shooting Mission: Impossible Fallout. In it he plays August Walker, the moustachio-ed villain opposite Tom Cruise. Cavill couldn’t shave the moustache because he’d have to grow it back for MI so the producers had to CGI it off during the reshoots.
What followed was an obvious CGI mouth that was distracting at some points, leading to the unfortunate incident being the butt of jokes all over the internet. It is rumored that the Snyder Cut won’t use these reshoots and thus save viewers from “The Stache”
Can’t….stop…looking at it
- Expanded Flash Scenes
Ezra Miller, who plays the Flash in the film, was a casting choice that excited a lot of viewers at the time. Fresh off his roles in “The Perks of being a Wallflower” and the “Fantastic Beasts” series, he had quite a following leading up to his role in the Justice League.
Sadly, Miller did not have as much screen time as some fans would’ve hoped. Relegated to sometimes a more humor-centric role, he didn’t have the time to shine. Expanded scenes as well as a possible love interest were all hinted at in various levels and we are hoping to seem more Flash in this new cut.
One of the coolest crossovers in the past few years tbh
- New Post-credits Scene
Joe Manganiello, who plays Deathstroke in the original post-credit scene, teased via his twitter that there was more to the post-credits than what we actually got in cinemas. Leading fans to assume that there would be more connection to Ben Affleck’s Batman (a movie which was eventually scrapped). Whatever juicy tidbits the new Snyder Cut has, we’ll all be staying after the credits roll for sure.
Geek God Joe
- Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Atom
We bunched these all together to represent “characters which we want to see/want to see more of” in the new cut. Manhunter was originally slated to appear in the film but was axed in the final version. Green Lantern we see glimpses of in the movie but that just left us wanting more. No actor has been announced in future appearances and whether we get Hal Jordan, Jon Stewart or any of the other bearers of the ring is still up in the air. Snyder also teased a still featuring Ryan Choi aka Atom and we are still excited to see him pop up somewhere in the movie.
It was confirmed that actor Harry Lennix’s General Swanwick was actually the Martian Manhunter
The big bad himself. One of the most iconic villains in the DC universe was sorely missing in the final version of the film we got. While there were hints of his existence in the movie, a Thanos-esque sneak peek would’ve been enough for fans. Fans were soon greeted with actor Ray Porter’s announcement that he will indeed be playing Darkseid in the upcoming Snyder Cut.
DC Animated’s Justice League Dark (which we highly recommend you watch) featured the big bad and we’re hoping his menacing aura and his jaw-dropping omega beams make their way into this new version.