Justice League's Snyder Cut Unveiled Its First Look at Superman's Black Suit

Susannah Alexander
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

From Men's Health

Justice League's much-discussed 'Snyder Cut' is finally heading our way in 2021 after years of campaigning by fans and cast alike, with director Zack Snyder's envisioned version of the DC team-up movie finally set to see the light of day.

Original director Snyder was forced to step away from the movie during post-production following a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon stepping in to finish the film and the final version featuring footage overseen by both directors individually.

One aspect of Snyder's original vision for the film was a black suit for Superman, which serves as a 'regeneration suit' for the hero after his death, but the suit color ended up being the traditional red and blue in the final version.

Photo credit: Warner Bros
Photo credit: Warner Bros

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We've now had our first official look at Henry Cavill's hero wearing the noir version of the suit via a short clip released during JusticeCon's Zack Snyder Panel and it's definitely a sight to behold.

The scene, which sees Superman meet Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons), was a deleted Justice League scene which originally featured Superman in his regular suit but which has now been treated to make the hero's suit black.

Speaking on the panel, Snyder called the suit, which was produced using color creation on the original scene, "pretty cool" and praised the detail of it, although he added that this might not be the final color of the suit in his cut so things could still change a little.

The director added that he had been arguing for the black suit to be used in the original movie but that "the studio at the time was like 'there's no chance'", saying that they didn't think it was a good idea.

Snyder's version of the film – which was an almost-finished, four-hour epic when he stopped working on it – will finally debut on streaming service HBO Max in 2021.

He promised that his cut will still be pretty lengthy even if it's not the full four hours, joking, "I've never been accused of making short movies!" and adding that it will be "a natural length for this movie".

The director also revealed that the title isn't a done deal yet, although he is rooting for Zack Snyder's Justice League.

"It is the name we all want. It is the name we are working on. It's legal reasons that restrict it but we're trying to work that out," he said. "That's the cool name for it but we'll see."

Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage - Getty Images

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And if you were wondering whether Snyder might make use of some of Whedon's added scenes, he made it abundantly clear that he will only be using his own footage for his cut.

"There would be no chance on Earth... I would destroy the movie, I would set it on fire, before I would use a single frame that I did not photograph. That is a f**king hard fact," he said. "Anything you see in this movie that reminds you of the other theatrical release... would be because that's a thing that I had done."

So that's a firm no to him using any of Whedon's footage.

Justice League is out now on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Snyder Cut will be released on HBO Max in 2021.

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