HBO Max on Tuesday released the second trailer for Zack Snyder’s cut of the 2017 film Justice League. The trailer of the director’s cut, also known as Snyder’s Cut, was released on the third anniversary of the film’s release. Snyder also provided a virtual breakdown of the trailer in a live stream on social media platform, Vero.
Justice League, starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg, released in 2017. The film was a continuation to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and was expected to rival Avengers of DC.
The newly-released trailer was pretty much the same as the one Snyder unveiled during the virtual DC FanDome event in August. The trailer has been removed from YouTube owing to copyrights infringement for using Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah in the video. After resolving the issue, the two-and-a-half-minute trailer was re-released on Tuesday in both colour and black-and-white, with a few added scenes.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) November 17, 2020
In a recent interview with The Film Junkee, Snyder had said that his ideal version of Justice League is the black-and-white IMAX version of the movie. “That, to me, is the most fan-centric, most pure, most Justice League experience. Because that’s how I lived with the movie for two years, in black and white,” he had said.
Snyder, who had directed Dawn of Justice, was in charge of Justice League as well. With the filming underway, Snyder stepped down as the director after his daughter died in May 2017. This resulted in Joss Whedon, director of Marvel’s Avengers, taking over as the director and introducing major rework to the original script. Whedon reshot many scenes from the movie and cut more than 90 minutes of Snyder’s footage.
The final film that was created after the tug-of-war between two different creative heads upset fans. Some fans claimed that the movie was incoherent due to its inability to bring about the different visions of the two directors.
Soon after, believing that Snyder’s version of the film would have been better, fans began demanding for Snyder’s cut on social media. Giving in to their demand, Warner Bros. decided to release Snyder’s cut of Justice League. In August, Snyder confirmed that his cut will be available on HBO Max in four one-hour instalments.
Though a definitive date has not been fixed, Snyder’s Justice League will premiere on HBO Max in 2021.