After spending most of its existence as nothing more than an internet pipe dream, “The Snyder Cut” of Justice League is slowly but surely materializing into a very real and tangible film.
Ever since the news of The Snyder Cut was revealed back in May, director Zack Snyder and the rest of the DCEU team have been teasing out an image there and a clip here, continuing the stampede of fan hype that’s been building ever since 2017’s massive Justice League letdown.
The latest tantalizing tease, courtesy of Snyder himself, shows off the “old and improved” version of Steppenwolf, whose disastrous CGI was easily one of the worst parts of Justice League.
“Just working today pulled this out of the editorial sorry he’s Low resolution but I’ve seen him in all his hi-Rez glory and he’s a thing to behold,” Snyder wrote on Vero, his go-to social media platform.
Even though it’s only a grainy, from-behind screengrab, Snyder’s version of the main Justice League antagonist is still, somehow, leaps and bounds better than the Joss Whedon version fans previously saw in the theatrical cut. While I understand why Whedon and Warner Bros would, naturally, beginning filming new scenes once Whedon took over the project, the fact that they tampered with Steppenwolf’s design makes absolutely no sense. Obviously, the paid the price for it, and are now trying to correct those errors with The Snyder Cut.
With DC FanDome happening in less than two weeks, fans are closer to ever than getting some tangible information about the long-awaited Snyder Cut, as reports to indicate that either footage will be shown or a new trailer will be unveiled. DC FanDome, which kicks off on Saturday, August 22, will only be available online for 24 hours.