Justice League director Zack Snyder has released a new behind the scenes image from the production of November's hotly anticipated DC team up film. It features Jason Momoa in all his Aquaman glory, and Snyder suggests it was the last shot of Momoa during Justice League's Iceland shoot.
Justice League is DC's superhero team up answer to Marvel's Avengers. It's set to feature Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg uniting to take on the threat of Steppenwolf, who is a powerful lieutenant of the uber-baddie Darkseid, the Lord of Apokolips. With the absence of Superman and the Green Lantern Corps, Steppenwolf decides Earth is ripe for the conquering.
Director Zack Snyder had to step aside from the film's production in the wake of a family tragedy, but he's still voicing his enthusiasm for the film. Per Reddit, Snyder has shared a striking new images of Jason Momoa's Aquaman via his Vero account with the caption "Last shot of Jason in Iceland #JL." Check out the image below.
It's unclear if Snyder is suggesting this was the last shot filmed, the last scene of the movie, or simply the last day of shooting with Momoa, but whatever the case it's likely a moot point. Following Snyder's departure, Avengers director Joss Whedon - who had been brought in by Snyder earlier to add some scenes to the movie - took over directorial duties, and there has been a nonstop whirlwind of news and rumors revolving around how much of the film Whedon has been tasked with changing. While some reports have suggested Whedon is simply putting the finishing touches on Snyder's vision (with some rumors even suggesting that Snyder could soon return to the production), others have suggested that an early cut of Snyder's footage was "unwatchable," and Whedon has not only changed some bits of dialogue, but has altered the film's tone and plot in massive ways, bringing it more in line with the earnest charm of this summer's biggest superhero hit, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman.
While it's unclear how much of Snyder's vision will still be on display in the final product (and with rumors swirling that his involvement with future DC films will be limited, at best), it's heartening to see Snyder's passion for the world of these heroes is still on display. He's been a dogged cheerleader for the DCEU through thick and thin, and no matter what direction the franchise's future films may take, his enthusiasm and signature visual style are embedded in the DCEU's DNA.
Source: Zack Snyder on Vero (via Reddit)
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020