Last month, WarnerMedia Entertainment announced that Justice League as originally envisioned by director Zack Snyder, who left the project during the editing process following the death of his daughter.a refinished version of the DC film
Now we're getting our first look at it:
"First ever sneak peek at JL," Snyder tweeted Thursday, complete with about 30 seconds of footage to whet the appetites of fans who rallied for the recut. "Get ready for more at DC FanDome," Snyder added, referencing DC's upcoming virtual event on Aug. 22.
The footage teases a torch-lit Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, as an eerie voiceover warns of bells that've already been rung. At the end, we catch a brief glimpse of the villainous Darkseid, who didn't make it into the original version of Justice League after Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the project in 2017.
Fans on social media seemed enthused -- and one of them was Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who shared the footage with the caption, "The best part about being Aquaman is that Zack Snyder created me so i get to see all this awesome shit before anyone."
Momoa wasn't alone in his excitement. "The hype is REAL," wrote one Twitter user.
Snyder's new version of the film, with an expanded plot, a new score and finished effects, is slated to premiere in 2021 on HBO Max, which WarnerMedia Entertainment owns.