by Rebecca Rubin | Variety
The new footage, which runs at 34 seconds, puts the spotlight on Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as she comes across an artifact in a cave dwelling. Before the clip cuts to the villainous Darkseid, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor ominously narrates, “The bell’s already been rung, and they’ve heard it. Out in the dark among the stars. Ding dong. The god is dead.”
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The “Snyder Cut,” an extended version of “Justice League,” will debut on HBO Max next year. Months before the original film was complete, Snyder stepped down as the director following a family tragedy. Joss Whedon, whose credits include “The Avengers,” was brought in to complete the movie.
After “Justice League” was panned by fans for its inconsistent tone, comic-book enthusiasts rallied for years — using the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut on social media — to push for the release of Snyder’s original version, which was reportedly a much darker take on the material.
“Justice League” teams up Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Superman (Henry Cavill), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller). The DC Extended Universe installment collected over $650 million at the worldwide box office. However, it was considered a flop because it cost $300 million to make.
Momoa wrote Thursday on Instagram, “the best part about being aquaman is that zack synder created me so i get to see all this awesome shit before anyone.”
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