Zack Snyder gave a first look at Darkseid in his version of “Justice League” that will be released on HBO Max in 2021…
The first tease of the Snyder Cut has arrived.
On Thursday, director Zack Snyder released footage from his highly anticipated cut of “Justice League” with a brief glimpse of Darkseid, who never actually appeared in the version of the film that was released in theaters.
The scene shows a stunned Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman looking up an an ancient monument that features an image of Darkseid along with an ominous warning courtesy of Lex Luthor (as played by Jesse Eisenberg).
“The bells already been rung. And they’ve heard it. Out in the dark, among the stars. They know that god is dead.”
The warning obviously teases the arrival of Darkseid in the wake of Superman’s death in “Batman V. Superman.” In the version of “Justice League” that landed in theaters, Steppenwolf — who in the comics is actually Darkseid’s uncle and one of his most trusted allies — serves as the main villain going up against the Justice League.
Because “Justice League” was originally slated as a two-part film much like “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” most believe Steppenwolf would serve as the primary villain in the first film with Darkseid making his arrival in the sequel.
Sadly, “Justice League” underperformed at the box office and received a less than thrilling reception from critics and those plans were eventually scrapped. While it seems unlikely that Warner Bros. and DC will revisit that idea again, the studio is giving Snyder a lot of money to produce his cut of “Justice League,” which he had once teased as a possible four-hour film.
More footage of the Snyder-cut of “Justice League” is expected to debut during DC’s “Fandome’ — a 24-hour online event that will feature exclusives from all over the DC Universe. The new version of “Justice League” will arrive on HBO Max sometime in 2021.