Henry Cavill’s black Superman suit is shown in an unprecedented clip from Justice League’s Snyder Cut
As Comic Con rolled out its ‘At Home’ edition this weekend, a panel called Justice Con hosted an exclusive hour long YouTube chat on Saturday.
And the star of the panel was the first director of the DC superhero extravaganza Justice League 2017, Zack Snyder, who spoke about Justice League: The Snyder Cut.
The long-awaited re-edit of the film by the original director will appear on HBO Max next year.
And in what was undoubtedly the pinnacle of the panel chat, Snyder showed a short clip from his upcoming part of the movie, with Henry Cavill again as Superman, this time in an all-black suit.
He’s Back in Black: A Panel Called Justice Con This Weekend featured a short clip of Zack Snyder’s upcoming version of Justice League, with Henry Cavill as Superman in black
When the movie was made in early 2017, Snyder had to stop shooting after his daughter Autumn tragically committed suicide.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer author Joss Whedon intervened to finish the film, changing Snyder’s original vision of the film in the process.
Subsequently, the film was poorly received by audiences and critics, not least because of a disjointed feeling in the final product.
Change is good: Cavill dons the black Superman suit consistent with the iteration of the character in the comic books as soon as he comes back from the dead, a move Snyder says on the panel he always wanted to make
Troubled Movie: When Justice League was made in early 2017, Snyder had to stop shooting because of a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon intervening to finish things off
But thanks to DC’s ardent fan base, interest in a potential ‘The film’s Snyder Cut never died, which led to the upcoming release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League next year.
In the clip Snyder shares with YouTube hosts The Nerd Queens and Wonder Meg, you see Cavill meeting newly resurrected Superman Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s butler played by Jeremy Irons.
He dons the black Superman suit consistent with the iteration of the character in the comic books as soon as he comes back from the dead, a move Snyder says on the panel that he always wanted to make.
In the clip: Cavill’s newly cheerful Superman flies to the ground and lands silently
Veteran actor: He meets Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s butler, played by Jeremy Irons
However, the studio (Warner Bros.) disagreed because they were concerned about an overly serious tone, Zack said.
In the fragment, Superman flies to the ground and lands silently and approaches Alfred.
“I assume you’re Alfred,” Superman says before the clip ends.
In the version Whedon completed in 2017, Superman’s return – in his regular blue and red suit and completely clean-shaven, no less – was one of the film’s worst-received elements.
Never-before-seen footage: Snyder (bottom right) shared the scene with YouTube hosts The Nerd Queens and Wonder Meg for Justice Con
This and other issues are expected to be addressed in the version of Snyder.
The director also reiterated something in the Justice Con chat he mentioned earlier this month – how he will make sure he doesn’t use footage not shot by him for the new movie clip.
“There is no chance on earth that I will make a recording before or after I leave the film,” he said. “I’d destroy the film, I’d set it on fire before using a single frame that I didn’t photograph. That’s a hard fact. ‘
Emphasis: The director also repeated something in the Justice Con chat – how he’ll make sure he doesn’t use footage not shot by him for the new version of the movie
Among the many issues expected to be addressed in Snyder’s version: Superman’s appearance, which was in his regular blue and red suit in 2017, and completely shaved; fans have expressed their hopes of seeing Cavill dirty for the role, as in the comics; seen online here in April