Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings is enjoying the new Justice League: Snyder Cut.
On Sunday (March 21), Jennings tweeted a meme in response to his viewing of the film. “Loving the Snyder cut,” he tweeted. The post also included a meme of Mr. Incredible at his desk job from Pixar’s The Incredibles.
All About the New ‘Justice League’
Justice League: Snyder Cut is now streaming on HBO Max. The movie has become an instant hit with fans, including Ken Jennings. The film is the extended cut that is roughly double in length of the original Justice League (4 hours, 2 minutes). Justice League originally debuted in 2017 and was heavily edited to include only a portion of what director Zack Snyder shot.
The Snyder Cut brings together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg for the first time. So what happened to the originally intended film? Snyder did direct the film but when it was released, it wasn’t what fans can expect from Snyder in the slightest.
Snyder had to step away from the production due to a family tragedy. Snyder’s daughter died by suicide. Warner Brothers then hired The Avengers director Joss Whedon to fill in for post-production duties and even some re-shoots.
On November 17, 2017, just two days after the original film’s release, fans petitioned for a director’s cut version. By 2019, fans were funding billboards, ads, and campaigns to convince the studio to release the other version.
The Updated ‘Snyder Cut’ Scene
Last year, Snyder assembled the cast to record a scene with The Joker (portrayed by Jared Leto.) Producer Deborah Snyder said that it was a long time coming and that he envisioned the scene for years.
“Zack always felt the ultimate for him was to see Batman and Joker together in a scene,” Deborah told Insider. “It was something we thought about while working on the movie but couldn’t figure out how it would fit. So when we had this opportunity to do the movie again he said he really wanted to do it.”
After 2016’s Suicide Squad, it was hard to convince Leto to return. “Zack had talked to Jared a few times about it since ‘Suicide Squad,'” Deborah shared. “He was like ‘I don’t know,’ then it went to ‘Okay, maybe’ and then it was finally, ‘Okay.'”
“We actually shot Ben separate from Jared,” she revealed. “And Ezra was shooting ‘Fantastic Beasts’ so he was in England and Zack had to direct him over Zoom.” The only cast that was together on set were Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Amber Heard, and Joe Manganiello.