Snyder Cut | Joker, Martian Manhunter, Darkseid

With theaters closed and most movies delayed indefinitely, there is one blockbuster film that is coming along with no delays: Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The fabled Snyder Cut might be the most hyped up DC film of all time, and it is certainly the most controversial. Zack Snyder recently had interviews on League of Mayhem and Beyond The Trailer to talk about the film.

You have probably seen several news sources claim that in the Beyond The Trailer interview Zack said that there will be only 4 minutes of new footage in the film. This is very misleading. What Zack actually said was “In the end it’s probably going to be about 4 minutes, 5 minutes of additional photography.” What that means is the scenes that Zack is filming right now will only make up 5 minutes of the film. However, Zack has nearly 5 hours of footage in the assembly cut that he filmed back in 2016. This film is going to be 4 hours long, the original film was only 2 hours long and at least 75% of that was reshoots. Between all of this, you can expect to see at least 3 hours of content that wasn’t in the theatrical cut. So why even bring the cast back to just shoot 5 minutes of new footage? Well Zack Snyder can do a lot in 5 minutes. For reference the Knightmare sequence in Batman Vs Superman was only 4:47 long. Most likely this extra footage is to add in a few scenes, and make the film work better as a mini series.

In this interview Zack also talked about Jared Leto’s Joker, who is back for additional photography. Zack confirmed that he would be giving Leto a different look then he had in Suicide Squad. In doing this, Zack let slip a little hint of what scene Leto might be filming. There are two scenes that make the most sense if Joker is going to have a new look. One being a flashback scene to the death of Robin, who Snyder has confirmed was killed by Joker (Not Harley Quinn, like the Suicide Squad movie told us). Joker could have a different look in this scene since it’s a flashback and as such could take place before Joker got the grill and tattoos. But as much as I would like to see Robin in this movie, I think a different scene makes more sense with what Synder told us in this interview. He said “Some water has gone under the proverbial bridge, since last we saw Joker” and “He is a road weary Joker.” These comments lead me to believe we will be seeing Jared Leto’s Joker, and possibly also Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke (Since he is also back for additional photography), in the Knightmare sequences.

In other Snyder Cut news, on the League of Mayhem interview, Zack gave us our first look at Martian Manhunter from the Snyder Cut:

Zack confirmed a long time ago, before the Snyder Cut had even been officially announced, that General Swanwick was actually Martian Manhunter. General Swanwick, played by Henry Lenix, appeared in both Man of Steel and Justice League. Fans had long suspected that there might be a little bit more to the character then met the eye. We eventually found out that he was indeed Martian Manhunter. And now we finally have our first look at the character in his Martian form. The look is very similar to how he appears in the comics, with the one exception being what looks like a pelt on his shoulders. 

In the same interview Zack also gave us a look at the final Darkseid look. In case you didn’t know, the Darkseid in the Snyder Cut teaser, was not Darkseid. It was Uxas. Uxas is essentially a younger version of Darkseid before he obtains the omega force. So here is what Uxas looked like in the Snyder Cut teaser:

Many people were very upset that “Darkseid” was missing his famous blue armor. These people should be happy to hear that once Uxas does become Darkseid in the Snyder Cut, he will gain the blue armor. Zack shared this photo of Darkseid’s final look:

His blue armor and omega beams are both clearly visible in the photo. Zack has said that Darkseid won’t have that large of a role in the film, but we can rest assured that whatever scenes he is in, he will be donning his famous armor.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be streaming on HBO Max 2021.

Top 10 Leafs Tilts

As we await the start of the 2020-21 NHL season, I find myself reminiscing and watching old highlights. When it comes to highlight reels, there are always goals to watch – but for me, nothing beats a good old fashioned donnybrook!

I could probably make this list with just Clark v Probert – but I put effort into this as there are some memorable ones that just cannot be over-looked. So without further ado – and in no particular order – let’s get ready to rumbllllllllllllllle!

Colton Orr vs Matt Carkner | Orr wins by TKO

These two fought 3 times that season with both having won a fight each and then Orr settled it with a knee-buckling punch that had Carkner surrender with his hands in the air as he dropped to the ice!

Frazer McLaren vs Dave Dziurzynsky | McLaren wins by TKO

You never like to see anyone get hurt, but my goodness was this a knockout if I ever saw one. Respect to McLaren for not gloating after this tilly!

Frazer McLaren vs Matt Kassian| McLaren wins by KO

I had to add this one is as it was Kassian answering back to McLaren knocking out Dziurzynsky (above).. and he didn’t fair too well either. Loved McLaren’s belt motion as he skates over to the box!

Colton Orr vs John Scott | Orr wins by KO

This was quite the heavy-weight bout as Scott is 6’8, 270lb and Colton Orr looked so small in comparison. However, don’t blink as the two exchanged right blows in the corner that saw Scott drop to his knees.

Tie Domi vs Darryl Sydor.. and Grant Ledyard | Domi double fists

This was a funny one, with Sydor and Ledyard trying to corner Domi away from the crowd, Domi quickly throws a few double punches at the unsuspecting Stars players.

Wendel Clark vs Marty McSorley | Clark to the rescue!

McSorely would have faced a definite suspension in today’s NHL after throwing that vicious elbow to Gilmour (and not to mention dragging that leg to connect with Gilmour’s knee as well). But Clark took no exception to it and just went after Marty as Gilmour made his way to the bench to have a few words with Gretzky!

Wendel Clark vs Bob Probert | A Clash Of Giants

I swear I saw Probert just take 2-3 punches right to the jaw and they looked like they didn’t even stun him. These two danced almost every time they played against one another. Bob Probert had a stone face!

Wendel Clark vs Mike Peluso | Clark wins by KO

This was a beauty! After knocking Peluso down with the first punch, Clark threw three devastating hooks that didn’t connect when Peluso was on the ground. If Clark had connected with every punch he threw, Peluso would probably have been stretchered off the ice.

Colton Orr vs Deryk Engelland | Toe-to-Toe

I now realize why the Leafs led the league in fighting majors that year as Colton Orr, Mike Brown, Frazer McLaren, and Mark Fraser were in the Top 10 during the 2012-13 regular season!

Felix Potvin vs Ron Hextall | Potvin wins by KO

Left my favorite one for the end. I remember watching this one as a kid. When Hextall came roaring down the ice – I just about covered my eyes as I thought Potvin would be destroyed. But as the two of them threw blows at one another, Potvin sure held his own!

Here it is again with Joe Bowen calling the fight – SO much better!

The Aftermath…

Honorable Mentions

This wasn’t a fight but it was a MUST-share because of how devastating of a hit it was. I will never forget the sound of this hit and then watching Kapanen try to find his way back to the bench. This literally looked and sounded like a collision with an 18-wheeler.

Wade Belak vs Cam Janssen | A Long Dance… (RIP Wade)

This dance went on for a while as these two threw some haymakers!

Gary Roberts vs Randy McKay | Roberts serves up the fisticuffs!

Just Because…

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