After months of teases, glimpses and photos, Zack Snyder finally unveils the full trailer for his fabled cut of Justice League.
Justice League has certainly had a history, and it’s all out there if you want the nitty-gritty details. So, here is an abridged version.
After directing Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder was then set on continuing this franchise with Justice League, originally envisioned as two separate films.
This idea was dropped, and it became one single film. Then further problems arose when due to a family tragedy, Snyder had to step down from production and the reigns were handed over to Joss Whedon.
Reports claim that with the final running time coming in at two hours, with the extensive and expensive reshoots Whedon undertook, only an approximate thirty minutes of Snyder’s vision remained in the released version.
With a final budget of around $300m and making back $600m at the box office, this troubled film wasn’t the huge success Warner Bros. were hoping for.
As the details of these problems surfaced in the press after the film’s release, fans online started to petition for Warner Bros to release what became known as The Snyder Cut. Many believed that this would never happen as the film wasn’t a huge success and the cost of putting together a new cut would involve finishing visual effect shots and with many other costly measures.
However, maybe because of the fans or maybe because Warner Bros. needed something to help their brand-new streaming service, HBO Max, Snyder confirmed that his cut of Justice League would indeed premiere on that platform.
Originally thought to be streamed in episodes due to its length, Snyder later confirmed this will be one four-hour film that now fulfils his vision. This reportedly cost Warner Bros. $70m to finish.
So here we are with the first proper trailer for this new cut of the film which will be officially known as Zack Snyder’s Justice League. It will premiere on HBO Max on March 18th.
And just so you’re aware, the picture is square because this is the full IMAX ratio.