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  • Zack Snyder, the director of Justice League, celebrated the film’s fourth anniversary on social media by posting a behind-the-scenes photo.
  • There has been an increase in online demand for the “Snyder Cut” as time has passed since the film’s release.
  • Speculation is rife about what Snyder’s latest behind-the-scenes image could mean in light of the Justice League’s fifth anniversary.

 

Fourth Anniversary

Zack Snyder, the director of Justice League, celebrated the film’s fourth anniversary on social media by posting a behind-the-scenes photo. As a result, Warner Bros. and DC were disappointed with the 2017 superhero film. As it was expected to be as successful as the Avengers was for the studios. Rotten Tomatoes gave Justice League a dismal 40% approval rating when it was released. This made it the lowest-grossing film in the DC Extended Universe up to that point (KRUSE, 2021).

 

Snyder Cut

However, the film that premiered in theatres in November of that year was not the one that Snyder had envisioned. Director, who left the project in the middle of filming after a family tragedy, had planned for an even longer and darker Justice League film. There has been an increase in online demand for the “Snyder Cut” as time has passed since the film’s release. It was only a matter of time before Warner Bros. succumbed to pressure and released Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max earlier this year. In the new Justice League film, the DC characters were given a more serious and real-world treatment. Some fans and critics have called for a return to the Snyderverse continuity in DC’s films despite the film’s lengthy running time (KRUSE, 2021).

 

New image on Vero

Snyder marked the four-year anniversary of the release of Justice League. He posted a new image on Vero, his preferred social media platform (via Reddit user shadowcoll). A Justice League clapperboard with Zack Snyder’s name on it as director and camera operator was posted without an accompanying caption. With Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in the background, a large number of soldiers can be seen in the background. An alternate version of a photo from Batman vs. Superman depicting her with Steve Trevor and other World War I friends was previously revealed by Snyder on Twitter earlier this year.

 

 

Unlike the final photo, this alternate image depicts Wonder Woman in a similar position. However, it was taken in 1854 rather than 1910. Her enemies’ heads are slashed open, a more sinister take on Diana than what has been seen in any of the DCEU films to date. A new image was used in Batman vs. Superman in order to portray Diana’s history more accurately. It would be explored in Patti Jenkins’ Wonder Woman in 2017.

 

Snyder is returning to the DCEU

Speculation is rife about what Snyder’s latest behind-the-scenes image could mean in light of the Justice League’s fifth anniversary. One interpretation is that Snyder is returning to the DCEU and bringing back the Snyderverse. It’s more likely, though, that this is just a joke from the director. WB and DC have made it clear that the Snyderverse will be phased out in favour of a new DCEU narrative and characters. There are plenty of other projects in development. That includes Matt Reeves’ Batman and Andy Muschietti’s The Flash and James Wan’s sequel to Aquaman, to look forward to in the near future. It is all worthy of excitement (KRUSE, 2021).

 

Bibliography

KRUSE, B. K. (2021, November 22). Zack Snyder Marks Justice League Theatrical Anniversary With Wonder Woman Photo . Retrieved from Screenrant: https://screenrant.com/justice-league-anniversary-zack-snyder-wonder-woman-photo/