Director Zack Snyder debuted a sneak peek of the mythical “Snyder Cut,” his unreleased version of the 2017 superhero film “Justice League.”
The clip, which runs at 34 seconds, puts the spotlight on Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as she discovers the villainous Darkseid.
In a voiceover, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor ominously says, “The bell’s already been rung, and they’ve heard it. Out in the dark among the stars. Ding dong. The god is dead.”
Darkseid was intended to be the main antihero in “Justice League” but was replaced with the character Steppenwolf in the final version.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) June 18, 2020
The “Snyder Cut,” an extended version of “Justice League,” will debuted on HBO Max next year. Snyder stepped down as the film’s director in May 2017 after a family tragedy. Joss Whedon, whose credits include “The Avengers,” was brought in to complete the movie. After the film was panned by fans for its inconsistent tone, comic-book enthusiasts rallied for years — using the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut — to push for the release of Snyder’s original version, which was reportedly a much darker take on the material.