JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Shares First Look At A Brutal Steppenwolf Vs. Atlantean Scene

JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Shares First Look At A Brutal Steppenwolf Vs. Atlantean Scene

Zack Snyder's Justice League is fast approaching, and the filmmaker has now taken to social media to share a first look at two scenes: one involving Ray Fisher's Cyborg, and the other Steppenwolf...

Zack Snyder recently confirmed that his cut of Justice League will be released as a one-shot movie on HBO Max, and the filmmaker remains hard at work putting the finishing touches to that.

With post-production well underway, Snyder has once again taken to Vero to share an update with fans. As you can see below, two new shots from the DC Comics adaptation have been revealed, with the first showing Steppenwolf squaring off with an Atlantean.

While it's possible this is from the flashback to his and Darkseid's invasion of Earth thousands of years ago, it's also feasible that this is Willem Dafoe's Vulko, a character cut by Joss Whedon in his Justice League. In the second shot, we see Ray Fisher's Cyborg wearing a hoodie. 

That's not exactly revealing, but it will be interesting seeing how Snyder's take on Victor Stone's meeting with Diana Prince differs to the one we saw back in November 2017. 

The excitement is definitely building for Zack Snyder's Justice League, and while recently addressing some questions from fans, he confirmed that a poster and trailer are on the way. Right now, it's still expected that the movie will debut on HBO Max in March, but there's still no word on what the plan is for an international release (the streaming service is exclusive to the U.S.).  

Check out Snyder's Vero posts below:
 


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10. Filling In The Gaps

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Joss Whedon's Justice League was a mashup of two conflicting visions, so it's no wonder it was received as something of a mess back in 2017. 

Everything from Superman's resurrection to the way these heroes met felt half-a**ed, so the Snyder Cut can fill in some gaps in logic, better explain the motivations of key characters, and help Steppenwolf's mission make sense. Addressing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's confusing time-travel is an absolute must.

Nearly five years on, the Flash's message to Batman still makes no sense, so at the very least, we could get an explanation about that and Knightmare that's more than just a Vero post.

Here's hoping Snyder actually explained it in this cut, though. 
 

9. Darkseid's Debut

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Darkseid played a forgettable role in Smallville's later seasons, but has never been lucky enough to receive a true, live-action debut. Now, it's long overdue. 

The iconic baddie is likely to receive the spotlight in Ava DuVernay's long-delayed film featuring The New Gods, but who knows if that will ever happen. Thankfully, Snyder has big plans for Darkseid in his Snyder Cut of Justice League

He will appear as Uxas in the flashbacks revisiting the first time the Mother Boxes were almost united, and again in the present day if some rumors are to be believed.

We just hope he gets at least one scene with the League.
 

8. New Scenes

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The original plan for this cut of Justice League was for the visual effects to be finished. Somewhere along the line, Snyder managed to convinced WarnerMedia executives to let him shoot additional scenes (bringing back actors like Ben Affleck and Amber Heard, not to mention a surprise addition in Jared Leto). 

Even if you feel like you know how this cut will play out - and it's easy enough to guess when Snyder has shared so much on Vero - there are bound to be some surprises.

Along with more Joker, that could include Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter cameos.

We may not ever know exactly how much Snyder added to his cut, but the scenes we've alluded to above should be more than enough to make this a rewarding viewing experience.
 

7. Black Suit Superman

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We kinda, sorta got this in Man of Steel, but the biggest request for Superman's inevitable return from the dead was that he rise from the grave in his classic black super suit.

Snyder has shared a clip confirming that's the plan for this cut, though admitted that the costume has been changed in post. Perhaps that's a sign he never planned to move away from the classic red and blue, though his explanation was that he was unsure Warner Bros. execs would be on board with the color change he knew could be made later on.

It's doubtful this will have a significant impact on the story, but it sure will be cool to see. 

Unfortunately, we're not banking on the famous Superman mullet also debuting in this film.
 

6. Zack Snyder Finally Gets To Share His Vision

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How can you not be happy about this? 

It shouldn't matter how you feel about Snyder's work in the DC Universe. A filmmaker, whose vision was trampled on by a film studio, getting to share his own, unedited cut is a rarity. 

In the aftermath of his daughter's death, Warner Bros. wrestled Justice League away from the director, and hired a completely different filmmaker to write and direct scenes which undid nearly everything Snyder had planned. That's got to hurt, so this move by WarnerMedia deserves to be praised.

We'll soon find out whether the gamble pays off, but good on Zack for getting this rare opportunity.
 

5. What Does It Add To The DCEU?

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Warner Bros. execs have described the Snyder Cut of Justice League as a road that leads nowhere, so whatever happens here won't be canon no matter how hard fans on social media campaign.

The DCEU is still struggling; hits like Aquaman and Shazam! helped, but Birds of Prey underperformed and Wonder Woman 1984 has taken something of a critical drubbing in recent weeks. Focusing on the past by retelling a familiar story isn't going to help this shared world in future. 

Ben Affleck may have returned for reshoots, but as far as we can tell, The Flash will serve as his farewell anyway. 

Ultimately, the Snyder Cut may fail to do much more than frustrate fans with open-ended moments that are never addressed or referenced in any future DC films.
 

4. It Could Be A Total Mess

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Batman v Superman gets a lot of hate, but there are a lot of moments in there that work really well. The same can be said for Man of Steel as well.

However, the problem there is that Snyder's DC films often work better as individual scenes rather than as the sum of their parts. Batman's fight with Superman was epic, but when you add the Martha reveal and the Dark Knight's motivations for wanting to take the Man of Tomorrow down, it soon starts to fall apart. 

Snyder had a lot of very ambitious ideas for Justice League, but dare we ask what happens if they don't work? 

That could mean this film is a total mess, and one that makes even less sense than the Knightmare scenes! 
 

3. A Story Without An Ending

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Snyder always had plans for another Justice League film. While Warner Bros. balked at the idea of shooting a sequel back-to-back with this first film after the negative response to Batman v Superman, the hope was that it could one day be shot. 

The filmmaker must realize now that a follow-up of any sort is unlikely, but it's sounding an awful lot like he's planning to leave the door open to one. 

There's no way the reshoots could encompass Deathstroke's plans to take down Batman, the Knightmare flashforwards, and Darkseid's battle with the team. It's no wonder when that there's been talk of a sequel being released in the form of a comic written by Snyder and pencilled by Jim Lee.

For the time being, however, Zack Snyder's Justice League could be a wholly unsatisfying experience.
 

2. It's Not Even A Film

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Films don't bring subscribers to streaming platforms; TV shows do. 

Many of those who signed up to HBO Max for Wonder Woman 1984 will have already canceled their subscriptions because there's no compelling weekly content to keep them coming back. Taking that into account, it now makes sense why this cut of Justice League has been split into a four-part miniseries.

Now, it's not even a film, and it's hard to imagine that doing this any favours. A four-hour film would be a drag to sit through, but a disjointed four-part TV show is never what Snyder had planned.

Maybe we'd be better off waiting for the eventual film version the director has promised?
 

1. Will It Actually Be Better Than Joss Whedon's Justice League?

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The hardcore #ReleaseTheSnyderCut fans on social media will burn you at the proverbial stake for daring to even suggest this, but who's to say this cut will be any better than Joss Whedon's?

As glaringly bad as his film was in places, it also got some things right. 

Superman was portrayed in a way fans had been hoping to see on screen for years, and while Batman cracking jokes was a huge blunder, at least we got to see him and the rest of the League being heroes when they saved all those innocents (in the admittedly awkward Russian family scenes Whedon shoehorned in). 

Warner Bros. felt the Snyder Cut was bad enough to eviscerate and reshoot. What if they were right? 
 

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