Zack Snyder has shared a fresh look at Ben Affleck’s Knightmare Batman from the new Justice League shoots.
The filmmaker posted the image to his Vero account, offering fans a glimpse of Affleck suited up as the Knightmare version of Batman, wearing a trench coat like the one that he wore in Batman v Superman’s dystopian dreamscape. The monochrome photo is taken from behind the Dark Knight, however, the silhouette indicates that he is donning the goggles again, too.
In the comments section of the post, Snyder confirmed that the new shot is from the Justice League reshoots, which is interesting as the movie is said to include around 150 minutes of unseen footage, comprised of only “four or five minutes of additional photography.” The rest of the Snyder cut is made up of original footage from the theatrical release and elements that ended up on the cutting room floor.
Snyder previously revealed how he incorporated specific scenes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to set-up his version of Justice League. During a live commentary track for BvS released last year, Snyder confirmed that the “Knightmare” sequence, in which Bruce Wayne dreams of a hellish future where Superman has become a servant of Apokolips, was intended to set the stage for Justice League.
The same hellish, war-torn desert that was teased in the Knightmare dream sequence was further glimpsed in the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which featured several of the key differences from Joss Whedon’s 2017 theatrical release. Another one of the big changes surrounds Jared Leto’s Joker, who will be returning with a different look in the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
Snyder previously described Leto’s Joker as a “road-weary” villain who appears in a “vignette” showing a “segment of the band together,” referencing a scene from the reshoots, which involved several returning cast members, including Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher. Earlier this week, Snyder shared another Justice League snap to tease Joker’s new look in the movie.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.