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New Justice League Snyder Cut teaser trailer gives us first look at Darkseid in action

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The first ever clip of the Justice League Snyder Cut (opens in new tab) has been released – thanks to Aquaman (opens in new tab) himself, Jason Momoa.

Featuring Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman going face to face with a mural of Darkseid, the Snyder Cut preview is backed by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and his foreboding words from Batman v Superman (opens in new tab) post-credits scene. “The bell has already been rung,” hs says, hinting that the arrival of the forces of Apokolips is imminent. You can watch the clip below.

"The best part about being Aquaman is that Zack Snyder created me so I get to see all this awesome shit before anyone," Momoa wrote on Instagram, while also tagging DC Fandome – a not-too-subtle hint that we’re going to potentially see more of the 2021 HBO Max re-release at August’s online extravaganza (opens in new tab).

Interestingly enough, Darkseid was also the focus of another Snyder Cut first – the first image revealed by Zack Snyder last month. (opens in new tab) In it, the major DC villain – who was originally set to appear in Justice League (opens in new tab) – is seen on Apokolips, flanked by warships and conveniently placed lava. It’s also placed at the very end of this teaser, but with a little more motion added.

The Justice League Snyder Cut is set for release in 2021 and will reportedly have a budget north of $30m. So, where’s that money going? The Wrap (opens in new tab) suggested it’s “for special effects, for scoring, and even ADR” but there will be “no reshoots of any kind.”

For many, though, it will undoubtedly be money well spent – Zack Snyder is ringing in the changes, and the bell will be unrung again next year. Find out more about all the new superhero movies coming our way.

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.