Director Zack Snyder has estimated that his upcoming cut of Justice League will end up featuring around 150 minutes of unseen footage.
Snyder hosted a live stream on his Vero account on Tuesday to share some insight into the latest monochrome movie trailer for his version of Justice League, which will be released in four parts on HBO Max next year. In conversation, Snyder revealed that his four-hour cut of the movie will include around two-and-a-half hours of never-before-seen footage, making up more than half of the total runtime.
“I’m excited for you guys to see the giant amount of movie that you have coming your way in 2021 on HBO Max,” Snyder said towards the end of the stream. “Don’t also forget that it is probably a solid two-and-a-half hours of unseen footage in this movie, I would imagine. Something like that. So it’s going to be fun for everyone to experience for the first time.”
During the discussion, Snyder also confirmed that his “cut is locked” and that he is now working on editing the movie, which is said to include around “four or five minutes of additional photography” alongside his original (and officially credited) footage from the theatrical release and a great number of shots that ended up on the cutting room floor.
Snyder has already stated that he will not be using a “single frame” from Joss Whedon’s Justice League reshoots for his version of the movie (which is being dubbed the “director’s cut”). So there will be plenty of “new” footage to watch, including an additional photography scene with Jared Leto’s “road-weary” Joker, who is going to be sporting a different look for Snyder’s Justice League.
Leto reprising his Joker role is just one of the many confirmed differences that the Snyder Cut will offer, check out our slideshow below for more or read our individual stories about the new design for Darkseid’s herald Steppenwolf, the cut dialogue from Superman and Batman’s confrontation, and Joe Manganiello’s role as Deathstroke in the Justice League reshoots, which reportedly cost $70 Million.
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For more on The Snyder Cut in general, check out our deep dive into the project’s history.