Zack Snyder unveils deleted Joker scene from Snyder Cut epilogue
With a four-hour runtime, it’s shocking to think any footage was left on the cutting room floor of the Snyder Cut of Justice League but director Zack Snyder has taken to Twitter to unveil a deleted scene involving Jared Leto’s Joker from the Knightmare epilogue of the film. The scene, which was featured in the trailers for the cut and went viral for the villain’s “We live in a society” speech, has been released in a collaborative effort between the actor and director to promote a new t-shirt featuring the quote for which half of all proceeds will benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. The clip can be viewed below!
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is based on an original story from Chris Terrio, Snyder and Will Beall and penned by the former, comprised of an ensemble roster led by Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman. Also starring in the film are 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, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf and Ray Porter as Darkseid.
Released in November 2017, the theatrical cut of Justice League 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.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League has received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and is now available to stream on HBO Max!