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  • ♪ (MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

  • -ZACK SNYDER: Ready? -WOMAN: Ready.

  • Okay let's go.

  • ♪ (MUSIC INTENSIFIES) ♪

  • ♪ (MUSIC CONCLUDES) ♪

  • Awesome, awesome. Well thanks guys,

  • it's awesome to be here at DC Fandome,

  • this is amazing, it's been quite a journey

  • with the DC fans, and I've had a great time bringing

  • some of these beloved DC titles to the big screen.

  • And the Justice League really is, for me,

  • and in this format, an amazing crown jewel.

  • As a community we were able to make this thing happen,

  • and we really appreciate it.

  • We're gonna shake it up a little bit for this panel,

  • and I'm gonna have some fans ask me questions,

  • I'm gonna ask some people questions,

  • we're gonna have some special guests, so,

  • let's get to it! We have some questions from fans

  • read to us by some of the amazing cast of Justice League.

  • Looks like next we have, Batman! My Batman.

  • Go ahead, Ben, what do you got?

  • I hope you guys are enjoying DC Fandome,

  • and I'm really excited for you to get a chance to see Zack's ultimate version

  • of Justice League on HBO Max, next year.

  • Well thank you Ben, I'm excited for everyone to see the film

  • as well! It's cool. What question do you have?

  • Patrick Mendoza wants to know,

  • "Who is your favorite superhero of all time?"

  • You know the answer to that but go ahead answer it.

  • I guess my favorite hero of all time, other than Batman,

  • would have to be, sort of staying in the DC world, as I do,

  • It's gotta be Dr. Manhattan, from Watchmen.

  • I think, I don't know, for me he's like this super cool,

  • quantum superhero, who's time-space reality

  • all those things are at his fingertips, so yeah,

  • it's gotta be Dr. Manhattan.

  • That was awesome Ben, thank you so much, that was cool

  • and appreciate you stopping by. I think next, is it Superman?

  • Hello everybody, my name is Henry Cavill,

  • and I promise you, that I am not in prison,

  • this is just my place of work.

  • I hope you're enjoying DC Fandome,

  • and I have a fan question for Zack Snyder from Swapnil.

  • "As a storyteller, what is the dynamic between

  • the Justice League that is important for you to present on the screen?"

  • Zack, over to you.

  • It's a great question and thank you so much.

  • I think the important thing, for me,

  • as the Justice League comes together,

  • is this idea that like, a lot of them, basically,

  • are loners, right? You have Batman,

  • who lives in a cave. His only buddy is Alfred really.

  • You got Wonder Woman who after Steve's demise,

  • she's been kind of keeping quiet.

  • You've have Flash, who's got these powers,

  • but he's kind of alone in the world.

  • And you have Cyborg, who you know,

  • in a lot of ways is not really happy about

  • what's happened to him.

  • This transformation he has to come to terms with it.

  • And then you have Aquaman who also is this loner.

  • And sort of thematically them coming together

  • and forming a family and finding in each other, support,

  • I think that's really what in the end,

  • drove me to want to see this happen.

  • Or see them come together.

  • And I think that when you take

  • all these different personalities

  • and bring them together into a single piece

  • it's a fun and awesome dynamic but also,

  • that's-- there's a "why" of doing it.

  • Alright, let's see. Who do we have next?

  • Is it Cyborg?

  • Hey, uh, Zack, what up man?

  • Uh, Ray Fisher here.

  • You know I am super excited about the Snyder Cut

  • getting dropped on HBO Max.

  • And uh, there are some folks that have a couple questions for you.

  • The first is from Eddie Gordon from the United States.

  • And that question is, "Which character are you

  • most excited to fully flesh out in your cut of Justice League?"

  • Interesting that you should ask me that,

  • because of course it's Cyborg.

  • Cyborg is the heart of the movie,

  • Cyborg is the thing that I think in the end

  • holds the team together in a lot of ways.

  • And uh, excited to see-- Or for fans to see

  • just how that is realized on camera.

  • And the second question is coming in from Ifran Kahm,

  • from the United Kingdom. And their question is,

  • "When you started writing Justice League,

  • what thematic ideas were you most excited to tackle?"

  • Additionally, "How much of a challenge was it to keep

  • the tone mythological?"

  • I wanna know too, so, make sure you get up on those.

  • It's a great question. Um...

  • when Chris and I were talking about this movie,

  • I think the--

  • We're big fans of sort of the Joseph Campbell-ian,

  • you know, hero's journey, and also, this notion

  • that we would be creating a team, it's a--

  • They're knights of the Round Table joining together

  • in an epic adventure and this is the call to action film

  • that brings them, as a story, that brings them all together.

  • And I think...

  • it is a mythological concept to begin with, so,

  • keeping it mythological, and especially when you think

  • about it's Aquaman, it's Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg,

  • and then Superman, you're really talking about

  • a mythological group, you know?

  • Okay this is fun! Let's keep em' coming, who else?

  • I think next is, the Flash himself.

  • Mr. Maestro Zack Snyder, I mean, what other questions

  • can we ask? I think, we'd all like to know if we'll see

  • more of the handsome and talented Ezra Miller

  • in your cut.

  • I like the question Ezra, no agenda at all.

  • Very good. Uh, of course, they're gonna see tons more

  • of the Flash. I have a huge love for the Flash,

  • and for Ezra Miller, as you know.

  • Especially when you call me at the last second

  • and make me come work on music videos in the desert.

  • Uh, that's really kind of you. So... (LAUGHS).

  • But yes of course, Ezra, I think people are gonna

  • see a lot more of the Flash, and they're gonna get to see

  • a little but more of his emotional arc.

  • And uh, I hope they enjoy it.

  • Because I enjoyed seeing you, especially in this format.

  • Okay, looks like we've got, um...

  • Oh! We got something from Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot!

  • Zack, when you cast me in the role of Wonder Woman,

  • I had no idea what an amazing ride I was in for.

  • It's been life-changing to play this character,

  • mostly because I've got to meet so many incredible fans

  • around the world, who love her like we do.

  • Fans who, I hope, are all sharing

  • this experience today. 'Cause it's all happening

  • because of you. So, to all the fans

  • who asked for this cut, you obviously have

  • your own superpowers, because just like

  • the members of Justice League, you are stronger together.

  • And you made this possible, so thank you.

  • I love you.

  • Thanks, Gal, I can't wait for fans

  • to see you in Wonder Woman '84, which, uh,

  • is an amazing movie, and you are amazing in it.

  • And Patty, of course, did an amazing job.

  • So you guys are an awesome team, and, uh,

  • their minds are gonna be blown when they see that.

  • So, thanks again, that was great.

  • All right, let's see, who do we have next?

  • Hi, Zack, and everybody in the Justice League crew.

  • Um, I have a question. So, as somebody

  • who is so very excited to get to see your vision

  • of Justice League, and that you're finally getting

  • this chance to really show us the film that was always

  • intended, and one that we're all

  • super excited to see. I wanted to know,

  • probably what everybody wants to know, is,

  • can you hint something that you--

  • that the world has never seen, that you have been

  • so excited to let us all get a glimpse at?

  • -Um, without too many spoilers. -Okay, uh, hmm...

  • How do I do this without, uh, giving too many spoilers?

  • You're gonna see something with Flash in this film,

  • I don't think that you've ever seen before.

  • Something that has to do with his abilities.

  • 'Cause, you know, he's a quantum character,

  • he does-- he interacts with time and space,

  • so you might see him do something that is timely.

  • But awesome, Patty, awesome question

  • and it's awesome to see you. All right, let's move along,

  • shall we? And, uh, I think

  • I wanna ask some questions. So let's get some people

  • on the line, if we can.

  • Uh, I'd like to get, uh, there's some super fans

  • we have standing by, I see. Uh, one of them is Fiona

  • from China. She is dear to our hearts,

  • she was one of the founding members

  • of the Snyder Cut movement. And really instrumental

  • in bringing it to all of us, so let's get her on the line

  • and say hi to her.

  • Oh, my God, Zack in his studio!

  • It's like a dream come true!

  • (LAUGHS) I'm gonna ask you some questions, are you ready?

  • Okay, I'm ready.

  • First off was, um, what about this movement

  • and the Snyder Cut, and the whole thing,

  • what was the thing that got you to say, like,

  • "Hey, you know what? I gotta like get involved with this."

  • After I saw Batman v Superman, in theaters four years ago

  • in China, I was blown away.

  • After watching Justice League, it was immediately clear

  • that many parts of the film were not consistent

  • with your usual filmmaking style.

  • So we are the fans, we knew that.

  • There was a real portion of the film out there,

  • we started asking for it. "Why-- why not?"

  • We're starting a petition, if you remember.

  • -Yeah. -That reached--

  • that reached to 180k people signed.

  • Then, I think, "It's not enough,"

  • so I created a website, for SnyderCut.com.

  • That allowed us to start doing some online

  • and real-world events, such as the Twitter trends,

  • raising money for AFSP, letter writing

  • and phone calls to Warner Brothers.

  • -Now, here we are. -(CHUCKLES)

  • Awesome, wow! And look, look what happened.

  • You guys did it, it's unbelievable.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, I can't believe it.

  • So did you really think it was gonna happen though?

  • When we-- When we really started to--

  • when it got closer?

  • It all started with hope and a dream.

  • There are so many movements, that say you can never

  • go beyond that, to actually achieve a dream,

  • you need organization and selflessness.

  • Then we have a team that--

  • who put a billboard in Times Square.

  • Yeah, it's amazing.

  • -I think you remember that. -Yeah! Fantastic!

  • When you see all these people, when you fight alongside

  • such a kind and generous people,

  • you know it's not possible, it's a certainty.

  • -Yeah, yeah. -Even with as many obstacles,

  • uh, we know we will win this.

  • Yeah, it's funny-- I always thought it was funny

  • that like, the scale started to get bigger

  • and bigger. And we would notice, like,

  • "Oh, my gosh..." And I first remember

  • because it was like a bus stop in--

  • in Comic Con, and then a billboard

  • in Times Square. And then on the--

  • the anniversary of Justice League,

  • and it just goes completely nuts

  • and everyone was like, "Okay..."

  • It like snowballed, rolling, rolling,

  • it was a big snowball.

  • Yeah, a giant snowball, yeah.

  • What was your favorite moment for you in the whole, uh,

  • -experience? -Uh, I think my answer

  • to this question evolved. I started because, uh,

  • I admire you, I love you, I want to fight for you,

  • and your work. But as time passed,

  • it became just as much about fighting

  • alongside my full community members.

  • It's powered from art, mostly. Power from your art,

  • you empowered us.

  • Well that's-- that's amazing, and kind.

  • And, uh, well, it's amazing to see you,

  • and thank you so much for, uh, connecting with us.

  • Uh, I can't wait to come to China.