Zack Snyder Teases “Super Rad” Wonder Woman Action in Justice League
In case you were disappointed with Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, in which Diana never uses her sword or shield, Zack Snyder has made it known that his cut of Justice League will feature “super rad” Wonder Woman action more on par with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“Super rad Wonder Woman action. She goes completely off the charts,” Snyder told Beyond the Trailer when asked what kind of action fans can expect from Diana in Justice League. Snyder also elaborated a little more on Diana’s journey, stating: “I feel like Wonder Woman’s journey in our movie is really [that] she’s kind of the glue. A lot of the glue that kind of holds the team together. She is the dose of love that everyone kind of needs. She has a line where she’s talking to Aquaman (Jason Momoa), where he has a slight sort of malice towards his people, and he’s talking about it. And she says, of course, things like, ‘Hate is useless.’ And he’s like, ‘Maybe.’”
Snyder also added: “I feel like that’s kind of her mantra throughout the film, is just saying things to Victor about [how] the world needs his gifts.” Her leadership is sorely needed to guide what Snyder describes as “literally a team of misfits. All the way down to Bruce. Alfred (Jeremy Irons) says to him, ‘A man who broods in a cave for a living isn’t necessarily the right guy to be the leader of the pack.’ So it’s kind of fun. I think that that’s really great.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will reportedly cost around $70 million in order to properly finish the editing and visual effects of the director’s original vision, as well as the additional photography. The original post-production crew is also expected to return along with the cast members to record additional dialogue for the cut.
It was revealed at DC FanDome that the movie will release on HBO Max in 2021 by being broken up into four one-hour parts that will also be released as one four-hour film.
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.