A new image from Justice League emerges online featuring the original Arkham Asylum scene. Over the last several weeks, never-before-seen images from the film have been making their way to the internet - the latest of which are stills of a portion of movie's post-credit scene shot by original director Zack Snyder.
Snyder kicked off the DC Extended Universe in 2013 via Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as Superman. He followed it up with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, it introduced a slew of cornerstone characters joining Clark Kent and Lois Lane (Amy Adams) in this franchise, including Ben Affleck's Batman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. It also featured short appearances from the rest of League like Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller's Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg. Aside from the heroes, Batman V Superman debuted Warner Bros.' superhero film series Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg. By the end of the film, Luthor was defeated, but he made a surprising appearance at the end of Justice League. Turns out, while the primary narrative stuck out, there's an alternate version of the sequence as revealed by new images.
Courtesy of cinematographer Fabian Wagner is a slew of stills from Justice League during its big Luthor reveal. The trio of photos posted on his official Instagram account feature the inside of the holding facility where's he's imprisoned, as well as the shot of a bald guy whose back is turned away from the camera. The whole story is preserved in the movie, but these images are better color graded than what ended up in theaters. Another interesting bit is that Wagner claims this was in Gotham Prison, but the end of Batman V Superman said that Luthor was imprisoned in Arkham Asylum. It might have been just a small confusion, but it's a fascinating bit nonetheless. Check them out below:
Wagner has been releasing photos during his time working on Justice League from his personal collection. Prior to these images, he just shared a behind-the-scenes video of the deleted Aquaman rescue scene from the film. Before that, he uploaded a cut image of Cyborg visiting his own grave. Aside from Wagner, Snyder himself has been sharing photos and concept art with regard to the film, giving fans a better idea of how different the director's version of the film is from what ended up in cinemas which Joss Whedon assembled.
It's unclear if Wagner plans to release more of these BTS images, but it's giving proponents of the Release the Snyder Cut campaign hope that somehow, Warner Bros. going to heed to their request. It's been almost two years since Justice League hit theaters, and while there were weeks when the movement didn't have any significant development, it has been able to stay relevant up until now. And if people like Wagner who worked in the original movie and have images or clips of scenes that didn't make the theatrical cut continue to release them every so often, this petition will remain alive which is pivotal in potentially accomplishing the mission it has set itself to do.
Source: Fabian Wagner
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