For better or worse, the Justice League movie that Zack Snyder had originally envisioned is finally almost here.
The superhero film, released back in 2017, was swiftly lampooned by critics and failed to dominate the box office as Warner Bros. had hoped. Due to the death of his daughter, Snyder stepped down from the project during post-production, with MCU alumni Joss Whedon being brought in for reshoots. These alterations led to a markedly different end result in terms of tone and content and, following a massive fan campaign, Warner Bros. greenlit a $70 restoration project now unofficially known as the Snyder Cut.
Boasting an epic running time that Peter Jackson would be proud of, this year’s revision brings back Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Cyborg and Aquaman to once again halt Steppenwolf’s invasion of Earth, only this time, with considerable new material and the wholesale removal of that filmed by Whedon. It’s a mammoth undertaking, no doubt, and a new report by Vanity Fair goes into much greater detail about the troubles faced on set.
Likewise, the site has also revealed several new images, including some stylish shots of Batman and Mera. Check them out below.
In addition to bringing back main cast members Affleck, Cavill, Gadot, Fisher, Momoa and Miller for reshoots, Justice League‘s expanded universe on the big screen will reintroduce a handful of supporting characters, including James Gordon, Lois Lane and the Joker, the latter of which will see Jared Leto reprise the role following his portrayal in Suicide Squad. You can check out some new stills of the actor in costume over here.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League releases worldwide on March 18th.
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