More Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Justice League is yet another connection to Snyder’s Batman v Superman, and it shows that the director is finishing the overarching story he set out to create. It’s also yet another indication of how different this version of Justice League will be in comparison to what audiences saw in theaters in 2017.
In an interview with I Minutemen, Zack Snyder showed storyboards depicting the beginning of the film around the 10:00 mark. He then described as such:
“This is the beginning of the movie You see Superman… We go through, this is all the lightning, the kind of… Orange lightning that comes off of Doomsday, you know when he’s ‘YARGH!’ If you notice there was also in [Batman v. Superman]… There was also some sort of gravity issue like these rocks were floating and all sorts of things were happening… And then we see the, as we drive in.. That’s Superman there as we drive in the, he’s pulling the… Bone fragment out of Superman’s chest and he cries out.”
Snyder continued by explaining:
“Now, if you notice also in BvS there’s a very audible cry that you hear when you ‘ZSHU!’ you can hear it’s Superman’s cry now… The cry goes across, this is Heroes Park, this is the Containment Centre where Lex is. And then you see Lex communing with Steppenwolf… And then this is Cyborg, he’s in his apartment and you see the push in on the closet and then you see see some Football trophy…”
Snyder has already said he hasn’t used any footage from the theatrical release. Additionally, mini-teasers and released images have already revealed characters fans weren’t expecting to see such as the Joker and Granny Goodness. Clearly, Snyder has a much different plan for the Justice League villains, and audiences should only expect the unexpected.