The clip, which runs at 34 seconds, puts the spotlight on Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as she discovers the villainous Darkseid.
In a voiceover, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor ominously says, “The bell’s already been rung, and they’ve heard it. Out in the dark among the stars. Ding dong. The god is dead.”
Darkseid was intended to be the main antihero in “Justice League” but was replaced with the character Steppenwolf in the final version.
The “Snyder Cut,” an extended version of “Justice League,” will debuted on HBO Max next year. Snyder stepped down as the film’s director in May 2017 after a family tragedy. Joss Whedon, whose credits include “The Avengers,” was brought in to complete the movie. After the film was panned by fans for its inconsistent tone, comic-book enthusiasts rallied for years — using the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut — to push for the release of Snyder’s original version, which was reportedly a much darker take on the material.
“Justice League” teams up Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Superman (Henry Cavill), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller). The DC Extended Universe installment collected over $650 million at the worldwide box office. However, it was considered a flop because it cost $300 to make.
Momoa wrote Thursday on Instagram, “the best part about being aquaman is that zack synder created me so i get to see all this awesome shit before anyone. @hbomax #releasethesnydercut #DCFanDome Here’s a first ever peek at Zack Snyder‘s Justice League. cheeeehuuuuuuuuu aloha j.”
artice courtesy of Variety – Rebecca Rubin