Fans have been clamoring for the Snyder Cut since shortly after the release of Justice League in 2017. Fueled by tidbit of information released by Zack Snyder via social media. It became a cult following, with music videos, and ad campaigns all paid for by fans. But let us face it. There never was a “Snyder Cut” there was a plan for a film. But not an actual cut. But thanks to the dedication of these Snyder Cut followers, we are getting the remake of Justice League. Because that is what this is. It is a remake. New footage. New villains. New Characters. A new vision, not what it was meant to be, but what not what it was either.
Ok I will get off the soap box now and get to the facts. Because the facts are pretty cool! We have a new poster, inspired by the graphic novel The Death of Superman, along with the JL logo designed in some rubble, and a Snyder Cut canister busted open. Each poster is accompanied by a released date for the film! March 18th, 2021 on HBO Max! Mark those calendars Batfans! As you are recouping from your quarantined St Paddy’s day celebration, you will be able to do so while enjoying the vision of Zack Snyder’s Justice League in the comfort of your new home! That is what I will be doing. Spending the entire day of the 17th rewatching the DCEU leading up to it!
We were also given Zack Snyder’s official synopsis of the film, including some massive changes from the movie we knew, with a big mention a major villain.
In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
Not going to lie. This synopsis is massively different from the version of the film we have a seen. A version I enjoy by the way. However, this looks like an interesting direction to go. Will it fit in with the DCEU we know? Unsure, but to be honest, the one we have does not really fit. Continuity has never been DC’s m/o.
Zack also spoke on the rating of the film. He said:
“Here’s one piece of information nobody knows: The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R — that’s one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure. We have not heard from the MPAA, but that is my gut. […] There’s one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy with what is going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind. And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half. So [the rating would be due to] violence and profanity, probably both.”
Whoa! I mean, the F-Bomb fits with the Bat. And the violence of Steppenwolf would really up the character development in him. So that is exciting to see. And Speaking of violent villains, I hope this R rating pertains to another character showing up.
Zack Snyder recently tweeted a picture of the Joker. That is right, we know that Jared Leto is returning to the role of the Joker from Suicide Squad. A bit of news I am actually really excited for. I enjoyed Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad. At least to the point that I wanted more. I do not think we really got enough of him to form a negative decision. So the fact that we get to see a little more of him excites me. I think this version of the Joker could really be entertaining, and different from what we have seen. Him vs The Bat could truly be entertaining.
Are we done with Justice League info? Who knows? Zack likes to give us any and everything he can. So I am excited to see what we learn between now, and March 18th. What do you think? Are you excited for the Snyder Cut? Were you a fan of Joss Whedon’s version of the film? What do you think of Leto’s Joker returning? Answer the Call in the comments below.