Warning: This article contains spoilers for Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Director Zack Snyder is officially back in the entertainment spotlight thanks to the debut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max today. Now that the four-hour epic is out in the open, fans of both the DCEU and Snyder himself are dissecting each of the film’s 242 minutes to find any subtle hints or teases possible through the plot.
Snyder has been very forthcoming by describing much of the action that will differentiate this movie from the disastrous 2017 theatrical cut completed by Joss Whedon. Included in this are cameos by characters missing from that original movie like Jared Leto’s Joker and Harry Lennix’s Martian Manhunter.
Amongst these appearances by classic DC Comics characters is another that eagle-eyed fans pointed out early in the film: the very man who served as the director.
ZACK SNYDER CAMEO ALERT
Upon Zack Snyder's Justice League's premiere on HBO Max, numerous DC fans have posted on social media to point out that the Snyder Cut features a cameo from director Zack Snyder himself.
16 minutes into the movie, when Amy Adams' Lois Lane walks through the rain in a post-Superman Metropolis, Snyder can be seen at a table inside the restaurant that Lois walks out of.
SNYDER JOINING AN EXCLUSIVE CAMEO CLUB
Cameos are an aspect of film that always keep fans on their toes, especially once they become a trend within a franchise. One of the most famous uses of this has been from Marvel Studios, which featured short appearances by the late, great Stan Lee in nearly Marvel every film, amongst a host of other entertainment mainstays.
Snyder becomes the most recent director to cameo in his own movie, joining personalities like Lee and the original cameo-master Alfred Hitchcock. While his time on screen in the Snyder Cut is only limited to a couple of seconds, his face is instantly recognizable as Lois Lane goes on her way.
This cameo was meant to be included in 2017’s original Justice League, but it was left on the cutting room floor before the film debuted in theaters. The reasoning behind that cut is a mystery, but Snyder made sure that he would not be removed again with full control over this new release.
Fans can see Snyder’s cameo amongst the action in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is now available to stream on HBO Max.