It has been a while since there’s been talk about “Justice League,” but filmmaker Zack Snyder’s comments about an old piece of concept art from an alternate sequence has put attention back on the troubled DC superhero ensemble project.
Snyder has taken to social media platform Vero to discuss concept art doing the rounds again on Reddit yesterday, art which showed what appeared to be a young Darkseid (going by his original name Uxas) invading Earth and doing battle with Greek God Ares in an alternate version of the film’s opening flashback scene.
Snyder confirmed it is indeed from the production and added that the character was on Earth looking for something which would give him the power over all life – leading to immediate speculation he’s suggesting the Anti-Life Equation which has been Darkseid’s main goal in the comics.
Similarly, an old interview that Ray Fisher conducted a month ago whilst making an appearance at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in New Jersey is coming under fresh scrutiny today now that it’s up on YouTube. Fisher was asked about what the future might be for his character of Victor Stone/Cyborg introduced in the film, he responded he doesn’t know, but then said there was more than just a few scenes left on the cutting room floor that Snyder shot before he left the project and was replaced by Joss Whedon:
“[What] I will say is Zack had very specific plans for Cyborg, and for his trajectory. And Zack probably shot enough footage in the first film to make like two movies out of. He definitely had a whole, I believe, a trilogy in mind, with respect to Justice League. And if his vision had sort of come to fruition, Cyborg would have probably been one of, if not the most powerful, metahuman in the entire canon, in the film universe. And that’s just one of the crazy things about Zack, is that he can take someone who’s such a newcomer and evolve their powers to the point where, you know, Cyborg is like ‘S tier.'”
“Justice League” grossed over $600 million at the worldwide box office, but was considered enough of a disappointment that the studio has revised its strategy for all its superhero films going forward with “Aquaman” the first of the new breed when it hits cinemas in December.