A new poster of Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Snyder's Justice League debuted on Monday

By Alexia Fernandez
September 21, 2020 03:18 PM
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Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Snyder's Justice League
| Credit: The Director’s Cut of Justice League/Twitter

The anticipation for the director's cut of Justice League is building with a new look at Ben Affleck's Batman.

A closer look at Batman in the upcoming Zack Snyder's Justice League debuted online over the weekend with Affleck, 48, wearing the iconic suit and cowl in an angled photograph.

On Saturday, director Zack Snyder celebrated Batman Day by sharing a black and white photograph of Affleck as the character, writing, "Batman is all of us… he is our rage at injustice… he stands alone, as we all wish we could, in the face of a corrupt system which wishes to oppress and exploit…"

"He is that broken child, searching the dark alleys of the human soul to bring balance to the world. #BatmanDay," Snyder tweeted.

In May, Snyder announced his cut of the 2017 film would be debuting on HBO Max in 2021 after a relentless fan campaign asking for his version of the film.

The difference in edits of the superhero flick happened after Snyder stepped down as director from the film following the death of his daughter Autumn, with Joss Whedon stepping in to finish the movie. Autumn died by suicide at 20.

“I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality,” said Snyder.

The movie features the epic team-up of DC superheroes: Ben Affleck's Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill's Superman, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller's the Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg.

The first trailer for the cut debut last month during a virtual DC FanDome panel and was set to a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," a song Snyder also used in his 2009 adaptation of Watchmen.

In addition, Synder told fans his version will flesh out Cyborg’s storyline in particular, and also add more to The Flash’s “emotional arc.” He also teased his version will show The Flash doing something involving quantum time and space we have not seen before.

Snyder's cut of Justice League is expected to debut on HBO Max in 2021.