The much-awaited Snyder Cut of the supersized hero film “Justice League” is premiering locally this week and we’re excited to see what it has in store for us all!
“Justice League,” which is the director’s cut of the movie that was shown theatrically in 2017, presents the story the way that Zack Snyder had intended it to go before he left the production following the death of his daughter. At the time, Joss Whedon had been hired to finish the film, overseeing reshoots and significantly cutting the runtime down.
The movie was regarded as a critical and commercial failure, with many fans clamoring for an alternate cut that was more faithful to what Snyder had planned. And finally, we have it!
Similar to the 2017 release, Snyder’s “Justice League” follows Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) who, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, aligns forces
with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
The film also brings back Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, and Joe Morton as Silas Stone, and expands the universe by introducing J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke and Harry Lennix as Martian Manhunter.
In his 4-hour epic, Snyder not only assembles our heroes, but he and writer Chris Terrio
explore the breadth of their backstories, diving into the complexities of their lives. It will even include a new scene: a confrontation between Batman and the Joker!
Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” is scheduled to be released via HBO GO on Thursday, March 18, 2021. In order to make the experience much more comfortable, there will be interactive “chapters” divided into the following parts:
- Part 1 – “Don’t Count On It, Batman”
- Part 2 – “Age of Heroes”
- Part 3 – “Beloved Mother, Beloved Son”
- Part 4 – “Change Machine”
- Part 5 – “All The King’s Horses”
- Part 6 – “Something Darker.”
There will be a timestamp slider on the bottom of the screen. That way, if you only have time to watch one part, it will be easy to return to where you left off.
Only a few days left! Are you excited for this? Let us know in the comments below!
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