For those who saw the first 2017 Justice League which Zack Snyder was billed as director on, but was finished by Joss Whedon, the initial glance at the trailer for the new cut may look similar to the first movie.
But there’s a couple of eyebrow raises here we didn’t see three years ago, i.e. Steppenwolf kneeling before a bigger boss (Darkseid), and Jared Leto’s Joker making a big cameo in a chat with Ben Affleck’s air pilot-clad Batman from Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In fact there seems to be more clips here of Batman in that leather get-up. There’s also plenty of Ray Fisher as Cyborg here in the new trailer, which Snyder did also confirm over the summer (this despite the actor’s months long public spat on social media against Warner Bros. and how they handled his accusations against Whedon; with the studio having completed an investigation into the matter and taking “remedial action”).
The new version of Justice League is four hours long, and that’s how it will be dropped on HBO Max. The new cut won’t be in four separate one-hour installments, as originally announced at DC Fandome last summer.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts on March 18. There will not be a simultaneous theatrical and streaming release on this title, I understand. It’s simply for the streaming service.
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