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Zack Snyder's Justice League [2021] (2 discs)

Director:Zack Snyder
Writer:Chris Terrio
Composer:Junkie XL
Length:242 minutes
(4 hours 2 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
IMDB Rating:8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:71%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

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Zack Snyder => Director / Person in a coffee shop (uncredited)
Chris Terrio => Writer
Junkie XL => Composer
Amber Heard => Mera
Amy Adams => Lois Lane
Ann Ogbomo => Philippus
Ben Affleck => Batman / Bruce Wayne
Billy Crudup => Henry Allen (uncredited)
Carla Gugino => Ship (voice)
Ciarán Hinds => Steppenwolf (voice)
Connie Nielsen => Queen Hippolyta
David Thewlis => Ares
Diane Lane => Martha Kent
Doutzen Kroes => Venelia
Ezra Miller => The Flash / Barry Allen
Gal Gadot => Wonder Woman / Diana Prince
Gary A. Hecker => Creature Vocals (voice)
Harry Lennix => Martian Manhunter / General Swanwick
Henry Cavill => Clark Kent / Superman
J.K. Simmons => Commissioner Gordon
Jared Leto => The Joker
Jason Momoa => Aquaman / Arthur Curry
Jeremy Irons => Alfred
Jesse Eisenberg => Lex Luthor
Joe Manganiello => Deathstroke (uncredited)
Joe Morton => Silas Stone
Kevin Costner => Jonathan Kent (voice) (uncredited)
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith => Detective Crispus Allen
Lisa Loven Kongsli => Menalippe
Lucy Briers => Dog Day Care Owner
Marc McClure => Jerry
Mark Arnold => Containment Centre Scientist
Peter Guinness => DeSaad (voice)
Ray Fisher => Cyborg / Victor Stone
Ray Porter => Darkseid (voice)
Richard Clifford => French Archaeologist
Robbie Gee => Task Force Lead
Robin Wright => Antiope (uncredited)
Russell Crowe => Jor-El (voice)
Sergi Constance => Zeus
Willem Dafoe => Vulko

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • According to Zack Snyder, despite the film's cliffhanger ending, there won't be a sequel to elaborate the events, until Warner Bros. and/or AT&T decides otherwise.
  • Acording to producer [?] Deborah Snyder, Ezra Miller filmed his additional footage during his Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (2022) shooting, and was directed by Zack Snyder via Zoom. Ben Affleck and Jared Leto filmed their additional Batman-Joker scene separately.
  • The angel statue seen at the back of the graveyard, in which Cyborg digs up a grave is the same statue seen during the Comedian's funeral scene in Watchmen (2009), a film previously directed by Zack Snyder.
  • Zack Snyder threatened to quit from the film over a Green Lantern appearance at the post-credits scene. Snyder originally wanted Green Lantern John Stewart in his cut of Justice League, but Warner Bros. blocked it, saying they have plans for John Stewart and they want to do their own announcement. Both the studio and Snyder later settled on Martian Manhunter.
  • When exhuming Superman, Barry refers to Diana as "Wonder Woman." This is the first time that name is spoken in a DCEU film.
  • Zack Snyder's first original R-rated film not to contain any sexuality.
  • Both Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, who oversaw the 2017 theatrical release as writer and director of reshot material, attended college with Michael Bay. Whedon attended Wesleyan University the same time as Bay had, and Snyder attended the Art Center School of Design in California at the same time as Bay.
  • Ray Porter, who plays Darkseid, voiced the villain Count Grisham in the animated film The Scarecrow (2000), which was also distributed by Warner Bros.
  • Cameo: Jerry, the police officer who Lois gives coffee to at the Superman memorial, is actor Marc McClure, who played Jimmy Olsen in Superman (1978).
  • The longest superhero film released in the 2020s. Also, this film surpassed Avengers: Endgame (2019) to be the longest running superhero film ever made. Endgame ran for around 181 minutes (3 hours and 1 minute).
  • Marks as the longest film of the careers of the entire cast.
  • Zack Snyder originally envisioned the movie to have a comparatively lighter tone than of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). He chose to lighten the mood of Justice League because of the backlash of BvS, where the critics criticized the realistic tone of that film.
  • Zack Snyder's Justice League is deemed the original version of Justice League, expected to reform the bridge of continuity between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) (Ultimate Edition) and Aquaman (2018).
  • This film dethroned The Dark Knight Rises (2012) to be the longest DC film ever made. The Dark Knight Rises ran for 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes).
  • The first modern superhero film to be released in 1.33:1 (4:3) "TV" ratio, close to the 1.37:1 "Academy" aspect ratio format used up until the 1960s.
  • Shots of Superman in the Knightmare sequences are borrowed footage of Henry Cavill from Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
  • The movie's teaser has [?] Leonard Cohen's {"Hallelujah"} song in it - which was also used by director Zack Snyder previously in Watchmen (2009).
  • Majority of the film was shot almost back-to-back after the production completed on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Some additional scenes in the Epilogue were filmed in October 2020.
  • According to Zack Snyder, another black-and-white version of the film is on the way, containing an alternate ending.
  • This is not the first time Warner Bros. has released a director's cut under public pressure. In 1980, a similar issue surrounded after the release of Superman II (1980). Critics believed the film was lacking the superior tone of its predecessor. Original director Richard Donner was fired by the producers and was replaced with Richard Lester. Lester altered the film's pacing heavily and made it lighter in tone compared to the first film. Decades later in 2004, Lois Lane actress Margot Kidder said in an interview that a Richard Donner cut of Superman II exists. Following this, a fan petition started which caught the attention of [?] Michael Thau, a film editor. He contacted Warner Bros. and proved the existence of the Donner cut. After Warner Bros. green-lit the release, Thau teamed up with Stuart Baird to reassemble the footage Donner shot during his involvement. Thau and Baird took some advice from Richard Donner himself. This marked the return of the original Superman (1978) composer John Williams by way of archived recordings. The final cut, which ran for 116 minutes (the theatrical version ran for 127 minutes), was released as Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980) in November 2006, after the summer release of Superman Returns (2006).
  • Soon after the theatrical release of Justice League (2017), in which many fans and critics alike found the film an inaccurate representation of Zack Snyder's vision, the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut began to grow in popularity through social media in hopes of promoting a possible director's cut. Over the years since its inception, the "Release The [?] Snyder Cut" movement has helped gain traction all the way to Warner Bros. executives and even through raising money for numerous charities associated with suicide prevention and awareness. In May 2020, after a virtual Man of Steel (2013) watch party, Snyder officially announced the project with Henry Cavill.
  • Victor Stone/Cyborg was originally described as the "heart of the movie" by Zack Snyder and [?] Deborah Snyder, but Joss Whedon controversially cut most, if not all, of Cyborg's storyline for the theatrical version. Victor's plot line is restored in this version.
  • Ciarán Hinds's Steppenwolf is entirely redesigned for this film as Zack Snyder intended to. Even his voice is more intimidating and distorted than his voice in Justice League (2017). According to Weta Digital's [?] Simeon Duncombe and [?] Anders Langlands, as the film's Animation Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor, they were essentially going back to Snyder's original vision with the [?] Snyder Cut, revisiting all elements that were planned beforehand; thus, restoring the original vision rather than having to create something new. Steppenwolf's [?] Snyder Cut look was even clearly hinted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
  • Confirmed in an interview by [?] Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder. The [?] Snyder Cut only has about five minutes total of new shot added scenes with actors but there are over 2,000 new visual effects shots in the four-hour film.
  • Despite directorial credits, Zack Snyder has never actually seen the theatrical cut of Justice League (2017). Reportedly, his wife [?] Deborah Snyder and his good friend and executive producer Christopher Nolan advised him to never see it, as it would "break his heart."
  • In order to keep full creative control and ensure that the fans receive the most benefit from the director's cut, Zack Snyder declined to be paid for finishing his "Justice League".
  • Dedicated in memory of Zack Snyder's daughter [?] Autumn Snyder (1996 - 2017). Her death is the reason Snyder stepped down from the production of Justice League (2017).
  • According to Zack Snyder, this version contains no shots filmed by Joss Whedon from the theatrical version of Justice League.
  • According to the plaque towards the end of the film, Arkham Asylum was built in 1974 which was the year Arkham first appeared in DC comics (specifically Batman #258).
  • Returning for this film, and also having reprised the role in the music video for [?] Rick Ross's and [?] Skrillex's {"Purple Lamborghini"}, Jared Leto is the only other actor to portray the Joker more than once in live-action, after Cesar Romero