Zack Snyder’s Justice League released on Thursday, 18th March to record-breaking streaming numbers, even crashing HBO Max on the first day the film was available. Now, according to the official Twitter account, another recoloured version of the wildly-popular film will release soon: Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Gray – a black & white (greyscale) version of the film that has a few additional scenes.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Gray
The film’s Twitter account released a new sneak peek clip showcasing the Justice is Gray version of the film. The footage shows Batman (Ben Affleck) and Alfred (Jeremy Irons) debating whether or not The Dark Knight should join the fight alongside the Justice League.
— Zack Snyder's Justice League (@snydercut) March 21, 2021
According to Zack Snyder himself, the Justice is Gray edition of the DCEU film is his preferred version. Snyder stated, “That to me is the most fan-centric, most pure, most Justice League experience.”
Of course, Mad Max: Fury Road‘s director, George Miller, felt similarly about his Black and Chrome edition of the popular award-winning 2015 film. And director James Mangold also remastered Logan starring Hugh Jackman in monochrome to give it a western feel.
More of Jared Leto’s Joker
However, it’s the fact that Justice is Gray contains more of Jared Leto’s Joker that has fans interested.
Zack Snyder recently told Wonder Meg that the grayscale edition will include the deleted “we live in a society” clip that appeared in the trailers but was removed from the 4-hour film:
“What I was trying to do was a second [Joker scene] for the black-and-white version, for the charity version of the movie. There’s a second ending of the movie, of the Jared Leto scene, just slightly different. I included that line.”
How many versions of this film is there?
At this point, it seems there are multiple versions and cuts of Zack Snyder’s Justice League and we might see even more after the Justice is Gray version.
Over the years, the director has shared various clips and images from the film, some of which wasn’t in the final film. So there might even be more stuff on the editing/cutting room floor.