Having battled intense studio interference and pushback during the original production of Justice League, Zack Snyder walked away from the troubled DC blockbuster due to a family tragedy, leading to a change in directors, massive reshoots, and a Frankenstein of a theatrical cut in 2017 which almost brought the DCEU to its knees.
In the wake of Josstice League came #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, a fervent fan campaign which culminated successfully this past week with the arrival of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the director’s “original” vision presented as a four-hour full screen superhero epic.
And so, we’ve assembled our own super team to dive into Zack Snyder’s Justice League as EJ Moreno, Allen Christian, Tom Beasley and Shaun Munro spend the best part of an hour discussing the film in the latest FM Movie Chat. Check out the discussion below, and be sure to leave us your own thoughts on the movie either in the YouTube comments or on our social channels @FlickeringMyth…
In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid, and their dreadful intentions.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and features Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera, Joe Morton as Silas Stone, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Harry Lennix as Martian Manhunter, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Zheng Kai as Ryan Choi, Peter Guinness as DeSaad, Ray Porter as Darkseid, and Jared Leto as The Joker.