Forget Comic-Con 2020 (opens in new tab) – it’s all about Justice-Con now. The celebration of the Justice League Snyder Cut (opens in new tab) included an appearance from the man himself, director Zack Snyder, who revealed a new clip from the movie featuring the first-ever in-motion shot of the black suit Superman.
The brief excerpt, shown during the Justice-Con talk with Snyder (opens in new tab), sees Alfred being met by a descending Superman, who asks, “I’m assuming you’re Alfred?”
Not much to go on, but it’s a sign of how deleted scenes will be weaved into the finished product – and it’s a moment that Snyder must take some personal satisfaction from as he fought for black over the red and blue that so often signified Truth, Justice, and the American Way and was present in 2017's Justice League (opens in new tab).
He explained: "I would argue for the black suit all the time and they said it was not a good idea."
"We had done little adjustments to the suit that would make it easier to adjust. We knew how to do this transformation. We had done a bunch of private experiments to make sure we could switch it, because frankly [the studio] was just not into it. I knew it was the correct evolution for him after he rose from the dead. But the perception of the black suit was just, 'You're trying to make the movie dark and not hilarious.'"
Our first look at Henry Cavill in Superman's black suit from Zack Snyder's #JusticeLeague.via #JusticeCon - https://t.co/Ovsm32rTAf pic.twitter.com/RKxDXECNPEJuly 25, 2020
Snyder, also once again teased a close to “four hours” runtime – something he has thought about since assembling the very first version of what would go on to become the Snyder Cut back in February 2017. It’s "a natural length for this movie... everyone gets to see a complete story," Snyder remarked. “It’s a pure vision unencumbered by anything apart from what we think is awesome."
He also spoke about working with Joss Whedon's footage from the first version of Justice League. "I would destroy the movie," he said. "I would set it on fire before I use a single frame that I did not photograph." Read more here (opens in new tab).
Seemingly, that even includes a moodier, different take on the Man of Steel – studios be damned. Meanwhile, at Comic-Con, you can catch up with everything with our guide to SDCC 2020.