I am one of those people that is excited to see the Zack Snyder Justice League film. Lucky for me and many others we are going to get that chance next spring on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service. With that said it still seems like every other day (exaggerating a little), he releases another image, clip, or description of what he intended or intends to do on his version of the film.
This week we got a new version of the trailer for Justice League that included a few extra shots. Along with that, we got a black and white version of the same trailer from Snyder’s Twitter. Why? Because if it were up to Snyder, his director’s cut of Justice League would be released in black and white IMAX. He expressed this during a conversation with TheFilmJunkee.
“My ideal version of the movie is the black-and-white IMAX version of the movie,” Snyder said. “That to me is the most fan-centric, most pure, most Justice League experience.”
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) November 17, 2020
One thing that we saw in the “new” trailer is Snyder’s version of Steppenwolf. Maybe it’s because we are already got used to seeing his theatrical costume, to me this version of the character looks very strange. I know that we had seen a similar version in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in a transmission to Lex Luthor. But seeing him in a very shiny and pointy outfit looks very much over the top. You can check it out below via Snyder’s Vero account.
It will be interesting to see the character throughout the film to see if this outfit is an acquired taste. Or if it is just going to look as ridiculous as it seems. Sometimes less is more. A perfect example is what we have seen from Darkseid, he looks very menacing and with very minimal extra armor.
Since we are going to get Justice League next spring, maybe it’s a good time to slow down with the reveals. Especially if they look like the new Steppenwolf. We get it, Snyder, you had a ton of ideas that you are finally going to revisit in this film. Let us be surprised and enjoy or cringe at the changes that are made.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will drop in four parts this spring on HBO Max.