The cut to define all cuts has been teased.
Zack Snyder has unveiled a brief teaser for the Snyder Cut, his cut of Justice League that will debut next year on HBO Max.
The snippet features Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman discovering an artifact, with a haunting voiceover of Lex Luthor’s (Jesse Eisenberg) dialogue from the end of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), in which he teased a grave threat was coming to earth. That threat? Well, Snyder has confirmed is the ominous DC villain Darkseid who will be in his version of Justice League.
Debuting on HBO Max in 2021 after years of fan campaigning for its release, on November 17, 2019 — the second anniversary of Justice League‘s release, Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Snyder himself used the anniversary to acknowledge the fan campaign and to share their own wishes on Twitter for the cut to be completed. That got the attention of Warner Bros., with studio chairman Toby Emmerich calling Snyder the next morning to discuss the possibility of making the cut a reality.
“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter last month of his new cut.
WarnerMedia chairman Bob Greenblatt has noted the budget for the cut will likely go much higher than $30 million.
More details and a new trailer of the Snyder Cut will be revealed in August during DC FanDome. It is still unclear if the cut will be a four-hour feature film or a miniseries.