“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Trailer: A New Villian is Revealed

Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher in "Justice League"

The full trailer for director Zack Snyder and HBO Max’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been released. The trailer gives an expanded look at the four-hour version of the DC Films superhero film.

In the trailer, there’s an epic battle between the Justice League and a new villain, big bad Darkseid (Ray Porter), who was supposed to be the main villain of the first cut of the film but wasn’t included in the final cut. The clip also shows a conversation between Jared Leto’s Joker and Ben Affleck’s Batman.

“We live in a society where honor is a distant memory,” The Joker says. “Isn’t that right, Batman?”

The film has Batman, Superman, (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) teaming to protect the world from the villains—Darkseid, Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), and DeSaad (Peter Guinness), who want to destroy the planet.

The movie is a result of years of grassroots campaigns to get Warner Bros. to #ReleasetheSnyderCut after Snyder left Justice League in early 2017 to recover from a family tragedy as well as creative differences. The studio brought in Joss Whedon, director of Marvel Studios’ The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to re-write and re-shoot the film.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts on HBO Max on March 18. Watch the trailer below.