The official Snyder Cut trailer ushers in a new age of heroes as they take on super villains and gods of destruction in a much darker aesthetic than what Joss washed used in his 2017 flick. The trailer is set in the aftermath of Superman‘s death in’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ‘, as Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team of superheroes.
The trailer opens with a narration from Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, warning of the battle about to come. We also catch glimpses of Cyborg and Superman’s new looks as the trailer ends with the first live-action look at Jared leto‘s return as the Joker.
The rest of the set-up in this new ‘Justice League’ trailer is the same as the older movie. Affleck’s Bruce Wayne must corral a group of heroes in order to fight the impending threat of Steppenwolf. This time, though, we get a look at Darkseid himself, as Steppenwolf approaches him on his planet of Apokolips.
As fans might know, Darkseid was supposed to play the villain in Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ sequel, as teased in the nightmare sequences of the original film.
Whedon’s light-hearted take on the heroes is clearly diminished in the trailer, as Snyder returns to the more ominous and serious tone of his original films. Thoughts, Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ is more about giving fans a glimpse of what could’ve been. But there are sure to be plenty of storylines and plot points that the original did not include.
Snyder’s cut was confirmed last year after a long campaign by the director’s fans, who decried the theatrical version released in 2017. Snyder had to leave the original film due to a family tragedy. Joss Whedon was then brought in by Warner Bros to finish the post-production and do reshoots of a few scenes.
While Snyder’s cut will release in the US on March 18, it is not clear if it will be made available to audiences outside the country as the OTT platform is unavailable in several parts of the world right now.