The Father of the DC Extended Universe continues dropping more clues on the Snyder Cut. In his recent most whistle blowing session, he lets out some vital pieces of information. According to Zack Snyder, Cyborg and the Flash, two major members of Justice League, are going to have different super-powers.
Joss Whedon’s Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League are going to be miles apart. From what we know so far, there is going to be tons of new unseen footage in the new movie. The HBO Max version will also include new scenes that Zack Snyder filmed with the stars just for the Snyder Cut. But the fact that the Director could change something so elementary and foundational like the character’s powers took us all by surprise.
Here’s how the HBO Max Miniseries version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League is going to be different.
Zack Snyder finally opened up about the Snyder Cut. Regarding the Fastest Man Alive aka Barry Allen, the Director has a different perception on how his powers work. Barry Allen gets his powers from the Speed Force. The extra dimensional source of energy not only gives Barry Allen his signature speed but also encases him in a protective cocoon. This energy cocoon prevents the Flash from bursting into flames due to air friction when he runs at near lightspeed. When Barry touches anyone while using the Speed Force, the Cocoon encases the person or object he is in contact with. Thus the Flash can touch people and transport them from one place to another without dismembering them with his speed.
Zack Snyder believes that this concept does not work in the Snyder-Verse. According to Snyder, the Speed Force Cocoon concept is something that’s open to interpretation. Snyder said and we quote:
“I didn’t like, and I don’t like, Barry being able to move people. I know a lot of people loved that aspect of it, I just don’t. And it’s fine, I think it’s cool when people do, but I just don’t,” Zack Snyder said. “If you grab someone, and you can say they’re protected by the Speed Force, but that’s, you know, up to interpretation. I feel like if you grab someone at the speed he’s moving, you can just, like, literally just tear their arm out of its socket. He’s moving so fast it would just literally peel the flesh off of somebody’s body, so he’s gotta be super careful with humans inside of the Speed Force.”
Barry Allen was responsible for singlehandedly saving hundreds of civilians in the movie after the Mother Boxes started acting up. All those scenes, including the one with the Russian family, were probably new scenes added by Joss Whedon into his cut of the movie.
When talking about Cyborg, Snyder ensured the world would remain wary of what the superhuman was capable of. The mother Boxes are capable of great many things other than opening boom tubes and terraforming planets. It’s a gateway to an entirely new source of limitless energy. He states and we quote:
“Frankly, I don’t think we still know what Cyborg’s powers are,” he reveals. “If you look at what these Mother Boxes are capable of – world-creating and world-destroying – I think that, what he’s able to do, is really just the tip of the iceberg compared to what is possible for the future of him.”
Cyborg is the one piloting the ship in the climactic final battle of the movie, not Alfred, Zack Snyder reveals.
We will know exactly what Snyder means when the Zack Snyder’s Justice League releases on the 5th of September, 2021 on HBO Max.