“Justice League” director Zack Snyder’s version released a trailer, revealing Superman in black and the villain Darkseid.
On August 23, Warner Bros. released a trailer of Justice League Snyder’s Cut, scheduled to release on the HBO Max platform next year. The two-minute long video contains new footage, not included in the 2017 film, on the background of the song Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen). The film is scheduled to run for four hours and is divided equally into four parts, each one hour long.
The trailer revolves around the main characters in the Justice League, bringing together DC superheroes (similar to the Avengers team in the Marvel universe). Notably superhero Superman appears in a black suit with a silver “S” logo. According to Inverse, Superman first wore the suit in the 1993 comic book volumes. In the comics, the superhero was killed by Doomsday. After being revived, he changed to wearing a black “Heal” suit because he had not returned to his strongest state. The armor helps Superman easily absorb solar energy, speeding recovery.
Henry Cavill once showed off his black armor on social networks in 2016, when Justice League was still in charge of Zack Snyder. However, after accepting the project, new director Joss Whedon dropped the armor scene in the theatrical release. On DC’s fan forums, many fans expressed regret when this detail was not shown on the screen.
The trailer also reveals that Darkseid will be the main villain fighting the Justice League. The character is the leader of Steppenwolf, the villain in the 2017 version. According to the storyline, Darkseid is an enemy of Superman and belongs to the group of the strongest enemies in the DC superhero universe. Page IGN once ranked the character ranked number six in the list “The most popular evil in American comics”.
In 2017, Zack Snyder abandoned the blockbuster Justice League, which was almost complete at that time, because he was so sad after his daughter’s suicide. Director Joss Whedon takes over and completes the project. Justice Leaguera in October 2017 was considered a failure with only 40% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also grossed only $ 657 million, less than half of The Avengers of rival Marvel firm.
Some DC fans believe that the movie Justice League is of poor quality due to Warner Bros. change the original direction of Zack Snyder – the director they loved with Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman (2016). According to them, the filmmaker’s version will be darker, more intense than the 2017 theatrical release.
Over the years, DC fans have frequently asked Warner Bros. to release the film edited by Snyder. In May, the company announced that it would complete and release the Snyder version to satisfy fans.