After three years of fan campaigning the long-mooted Snyder Cut of Justice League is finally going to see the light of day. To celebrate the release on HBO Max sometime next year, the very first teaser for the alternate version of the DC team-up has arrived. The short teaser was released by Snyder via Social Media, and it is already enough to win me over.
To be fair, I am a big fan of all extended/alternate cuts of well-known movies, ever since the lockdown started, I’ve been on a quest to watch as many directors’ s/extended cuts as possible. For its many many sins, Dawn of Justice: Extended Cut was given a watch recently, and it could be the isolation talking, but there was a lot more to like. I have seen this cut before, but this time round I was picking up a whole lot more of what this movie was putting down. It is way more coherent than the theatrical cut, and Affleck is still the best thing about the whole film with his battle-worn Batman. Is it objectionably a good movie? No, but there is a lot to enjoy. What I’m getting at here is there is every reason to be hopeful.
The reported running time of The Snyder Cut of Justice League is 214 minutes and will include new special effects and additional dialogue from the cast. There’s no fixed release date, but with more than $30 million being spent on completing the film, Warner Bros will be making a big noise about the release on HBO Max.
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons and Amy Adams the movie saw Bruce Wayne, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, enlisting the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.