Right now, I can’t tell you how conflicted I am when it comes to Zack Snyder continuously releasing all of these Justice League goodies nearly two years after the team-up flick had its run in theaters. Being a DC fan and trivia buff, I’m digging the treats in a sense, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult not seeing him as the guy whose Facebook profile photo still shows him with a girl who dumped him two months ago. In other words, he and the folks who post “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut” a million times a day on Twitter have a hard time moving on.
As you may have heard, the former overseer of the DC Extended Universe finally gave us a glimpse at his version of Darkseid last month. Though it was much appreciated, the image was somewhat comparable to that famous shot of the elusive Loch Ness Monster. And not long after that, Ray Porter teased his character voice that never made it to screen, thereby hinting at what could’ve been.
Fortunately, Snyder coughed up a closeup picture of “Uxas” over on Vero. For those of you who may not know, Uxas is actually Darkseid’s given name before, you know, he emerged as an almighty intergalactic despot. Seen below, the Lords of Apokolips can be spotted either readying a large weapon or lining up a shot in a game of billiards. You decide.
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If I were to guess, this was taken from the flashback scene detailing Apokolips’ past conquests and invasion of Earth. Though black and white, it’s easy to discern that this younger iteration of the character hasn’t yet adopted all the gear we’re used to seeing him adorn, hence the usage of “Uxas” in the caption.
Like I intimated earlier, it would be cool to see Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League released on home video in a fashion similar to Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. The difference here, however, is that Justice League isn’t as widely beloved as Superman II, therefore Warner Bros. feel no need to sink millions of dollars into finishing a film that underperformed at the box office and is championed by a very vocal minority. It just doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint – but it doesn’t hurt to wait and hope for the best. And by that, it’s recommended to cease blowing up Twitter.
Source: Reddit (via Vero)