Zack Snyder released the first clip of Henry Cavill in Superman’s black suit. The highly anticipated look is set to feature in his version of Justice League.
While many have been tuning in to SDCC@Home, the fan-event, Justice Con, has been taking place as well. The two-day event spotlights Zack Snyder and his ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League, and the director debuted a new clip from his version of the film.
During a panel discussion shared by CBR, Snyder revealed the clip which features a look at the highly anticipated black Superman suit. This look had been teased by Snyder even before the film released, and fans were disappointed when it didn’t appear in the final product.
Though the clip doesn’t disclose much, we see Henry Cavill’s Superman (pre-mustache-gate) walk up to Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons). Superman appears to know who Alfred is and is most likely headed to see Bruce Wayne/ Batman (Ben Affleck).
New details about the turmoil behind making Justice League.
During the panel, Snyder talked about studio executives being resistant to Cavill donning the black suit. As per Snyder, the studio was obsessed with a comedic approach that the black look apparently clashed with. The director gave in to their demands and allowed Cavill to shoot in a red and blue suit, but Snyder had it adjusted so that he could turn the suit black in post-production.
In the comics, the black suit was Superman’s recovery suit, allowing him to regenerate when severely weakened. Considering Superman was killed at the end of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, within the confines of the film it makes sense for Superman to wear this black outfit.
We all know the saga of Justice League and the ongoing fan campaign, #ReleasetheSnyderCut, that finally came to a conclusion this year. Snyder announced that his vision for the reviled film will release on HBO Max in 2021, and he is working on cleaning up and restoring the visual effects every day. He’s been talking about his vision of the film since 2017, and the freight train of fan interest has not died down since.
Snyder teased more of his vision for Justice League, including giving some scenes a more comic book panel vibe. He certainly has plenty of ideas for his final vision of the film, but how many of those promises will he be able to keep?
There appears to be no dearth of bitterness regarding the 2017 release of Justice League, with Snyder assuring the panellists that he will not use any footage shot after he exited the production of the film. He apparently still hasn’t seen the 2017 film and doesn’t plan to. He’s even working with Junkie XL to re-do the soundtrack, which is definitely good news.
Snyder also hinted at the possibility that the name of the film may change, and that he would prefer the film to be a series. With the release of his version, there’s been a call for more directors to release their visions of films, which is honestly, a huge waste of money. There are so many stories that could be told by marginalized creators who don’t need a fraction of the budget, so there’s no need to keep retelling the same stories over again.
Whatever the end result of Snyder’s direction, fans can take solace in the fact that Ray Fisher is set to appear in many more scenes. Fisher’s Victor Stone was the heart of the theatrical release and stole every scene he was in. Now we can only hope Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is allowed to be a fully-fledged character and not just eye-candy.
The Snyder Cut of Justice League is set to release on HBO Max in 2021.
Did you enjoy your first look at Superman’s black suit in Justice League? Are you looking forward to the re-cut version of the film?