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Zack Snyder has sent his fans into feverish anticipation by announcing that the first full trailer for the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League will debut this weekend.
The 54-year-old filmmaker posted a brief clip on social media platform Vero teasing the trailer, which will be unveiled as part of virtual event DC FanDome.
He said the trailer will debut at 2:30pm PDT (10:30pm BST) on Saturday.
Snyder has been sharing tidbits from his mammoth cut of Justice League since it was announced that the cut would be released on the HBO Max streaming service in 2021.
News of the release followed a long-running and often controversial fan campaign calling for the release of Snyder’s unfettered vision, rather than the version completed by Joss Whedon and released into cinemas in 2017.
Snyder has confessed that he feels pressure for the movie to live up to the passion of fans.
They’re certainly excited to see the trailer...
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The Snyder Cut is expected to be a mammoth undertaking, running to around four hours and possibly being cut into several parts.
The completion of the project required Warner Bros to fork out an extra $30m (£23m) to allow the director to get his vision into a releasable state.
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All sorts of rumours about the cut’s contents have swirled online, from an expanded role for Cyborg through to an appearance by Green Lantern.
As well as the highly anticipated first look at the Snyder Cut, DC FanDome is set to feature panels promoting various upcoming properties from the studio, including Wonder Woman 1984 and The Batman.
The two-day event will allow fans the chance to hear from the stars of the most exciting movies and TV shows, while also catching a glimpse of exclusive footage.
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Plans for the release of the Snyder Cut in the UK, however, are still yet to be announced — with the HBO Max service not available on this side of the Atlantic.