'Justice League Snyder Cut' Sneak Peek Explained: What the Trailer Revealed

Zack Snyder's Justice League is one of HBO Max's most highly anticipated movies. Though the re-edited film, known to fans as The Snyder Cut, is not coming to the streamer until 2021 at the earliest, a sneak peek was released in June.

This trailer was released via Aquaman star Jason Momoa. Posting on his Instagram, Momoa wrote: "The best part about being aquaman is that zack synder created me so i get to see all this awesome shit before anyone. @hbomax #releasethesnydercut #DCFanDome Here's a first ever peek at Zack Snyder's Justice League. cheeeehuuuuuuuuu aloha j."

Though not a full trailer, the promo did give fans glimpse of two scenes from the upcoming Snyder version of Justice League. In the first, Gal Gadot is looking at a mural featuring Darkseid, a classic arch-nemesis of the Justice League who possesses God-like strength and power who in the comics is usually looking to solve the Anti-Life Equation, which would end all free will in the universe.

His appearance in Justice League was teased in fellow DC Comics movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the so-called "Knightmare" sequence, Bruce Wayne (played by Ben Affleck) saw an apocalyptic future, with a large omega symbol etched into the earth–a symbol long associated with the villain.

In the Snyder Cut sneak peek, Diana/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is seen standing with a flame torch in front of a mural of Darkseid, while the words of Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) play over the soundtrack. He says: "The bell's already been rung and they've heard it. Out in the dark among the stars, ding dong, the God is dead."

In the comics, Darkseid lives in the fire and brimstone hellscape with the rather on-the-nose name of Apokolips.

The first glimpse of the Snyder Cut version of Apokolips was first seen in a still posted by Snyder himself, but the second scene of the trailer gives us our first glimpse of the territory in all its fiery glory.

Darkseid (who will be played by Ray Porter) is expected to be added into Zack Snyder's Justice League alongside Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), another Apokolips resident who was the villain of the original Joss Whedon cut of Justice League.

Fans who are eagerly awaiting news of The Snyder Cut are almost certain to get another glimpse at the movie during DC Fandome, an upcoming digital convention the comics company is running on August 22.

Zack Snyder's Justice League is coming soon to HBO Max.