Now that 2021 is officially a reality, the DC Extended Universe is about to enjoy a huge rebirth in the world of comic book movies. Wonder Woman 1984 is currently enjoying its streaming run on HBO Max, and director Zack Snyder is putting the final touches onto his vision of Justice League in preparation for the Snyder Cut's release in March.
This new version of Justice League will allow Zack Snyder to showcase everything he had envisioned for the movie's theatrical cut before it was taken over by Joss Whedon. The revitalized director has spent most of 2020 teasing what he will change in this extended version of Justice League, from the story to the acting and more.
In his latest tease, Snyder discussed what he was able to add in the reported reshoots for the Snyder Cut.
In a recent interview on the ComicBook Debate YouTube Channel, Justice League director Zack Snyder revealed that he had two portions of the movie that he shot in the reshoots for the Snyder Cut. While one wasn't specifically revealed, Snyder excitedly spoke on how he got to film material for Jared Leto's Joker:
"There’s two bits that I added. One bit that I had really hoped to shoot in post, but never got the chance to, and that scene with Jared, this whole little piece with Jared. The rest of the four hours of the movie are just what I shot."
Snyder also opened up on how difficult it was to make the movie he wanted to, while also dealing with a number of aspects of the movie that were mandated by Warner Bros.:
"The truth is I was in a struggle with the studio, you know, and famously, we had a lot of stuff to do, make it funny and all that stuff. You know, frankly, I just kind of in a slightly subversive way just kept also doing my thing at the same time so that I would have what I believed would be you know closer to what I would want to do without any influence."
The full video can be seen below:
WHAT THIS MEANS
While Jared Leto has never officially been confirmed to be in the Snyder Cut by Warner Bros. or HBO Max, Zack Snyder seems to hold plenty of enthusiasm for his inclusion in this new version of the movie. This will add a new aspect to the DCEU that has never been seen before as the Clown Prince of Crime likely interacts with DC's full team of heroes, specifically his classic arch-nemesis Batman.
The Joker's story in the Snyder Cut hasn't been revealed yet, but it should pick up right after the events of 2016's Suicide Squad when he rescued Harley Quinn from her prison. Snyder has teased the Joker stealing one of the Mother Boxes before Steppenwolf gains control of them, but it will be interesting to find out how much his appearance in the DCEU is fleshed out through this movie.
It also seems as though Snyder feels much more relaxed making this version of the movie than he did the first time under Warner Bros.' supervision, even with two previous movies under his belt already. The pressure to make Justice League succeed was clearly on Snyder and his team, but it should be exciting to see how Snyder does when he brings the movie that he wants to deliver.
The Snyder Cut of Justice League will release on HBO Max in March 2021.