Justice League Snyder Cut: New Set Footage Shows Ben Affleck's Batman & Joe Magniello's Deathstroke

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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After years worth of discussions pertaining to the disastrous Justice League in the DC Extended Universe, HBO Max is hosting the debut of director Zack Snyder's true vision for the film in Zack Snyder's Justice League . The promotional train has been chugging non-stop for most of the last few weeks, and it's only continuing to move forward after the film's debut weekend .

The Snyder Cut first came to the forefront of fans' minds very shortly after the theatrical release of Justice League in November 2017, coming in as one of Warner Bros.' biggest disappointments after the experience with director Joss Whedon . Now that it's become a reality just over three years later, fans are eating up every second of the 242-minute runtime as it streams on HBO Max.

In addition to its success on screen, more stories are coming to detail some of how this cut came to life.


IGN took to YouTube to release the official behind-the-scenes featurette for Zack Snyder's Justice League , which premiered on HBO Max on March 18. The video is just under six minutes long, showing interviews with Snyder along with dozens of clips detailing how the movie was shot and made.

Some of those images can be seen below:

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An image of Henry Cavill, director Zack Snyder, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa. It seems Cavill is simply unable to keep his eyes off his ocean-based co-star.

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A piece of concept art featuring Steppenwolf stealing the Amazonian Mother box with over a dozen arrows sticking out of his shoulders.

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Director Zack Snyder behind the camera as Jared Leto completes his filming for the Joker in the Snyder Cut.

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Ben Affleck and Joe Manganiello filming their scenes as Batman and Deathstroke for Zack Snyder's Justice League.

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A close-up angle of Joe Manganiello as he chats with Ben Affleck's Batman. The solo DCEU Caped Crusader movie that never came to be.

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Ben Affleck as Batman in his Knightmare sequence speaking with director Zack Snyder in front of a green screen.

The full featurette can be seen below:


Behind-the-scenes features are always a great look into any project, especially pertaining to comic book movies. This one in particular is a great sneak peek into the most expansive movie in DCEU history, no matter if the plot is regarded as canon or not.

While both the image of Steppenwolf and the picture with Cavill and Gadot were from years ago, most of these snapshots come from the reshoots in late 2020 where Snyder brought the Knightmare sequence to life. This was to help give more expansive roles to Deathstroke and the Joker, who have been two characters discussed at length in terms of what would be different in this movie compared to the original.

It's clear from the video how much the cast and crew enjoyed working with Snyder in helping his ultimate vision come to life, along with how invested Snyder himself is in to fully realizing the story of the Justice League on the big screen. It seems unlikely that Snyder will come back to the franchise for more adventures, but if that's the case, this project will feel that much more special as more fans take in its wonder.

Zack Snyder's Justice League is now available to stream on HBO Max.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.