Earlier this weekend during JusticeCon, DC fans got to hear a lot about the upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League directly from the team that’s currently working on the restoration process. Though the director had only a tiny sneak peek to offer during his panel, Snyder spoke in-depth, explaining what his director’s cut would represent.
Any Snyder fan would be aware of the director’s love for IMAX since its use in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the past, he had revealed that due to his love for IMAX cameras, Snyder filmed the entirety of the Justice League in the same 1.85:1 format. Unfortunately, though we never got to see it in the earlier theatrical version, the director’s restored cut will be bringing his true vision to the small screen.
Zack Snyder reveals the restoration process in IMAX format aspect ratio for HBO Max
“My intent was to have the movie, the entire film, play in a gigantic 143 aspect ratio on a giant IMAX screen,” Snyder said. “Superheroes tend to be, as figures, less horizontal. Maybe Superman when he’s flying. But when he is standing, he’s more of a vertical. Everything is composed and shot that way, and a lot of the restoration is trying to put that back.”
Snyder went on to explain that Justice League was shot originally in the 1.43:1 aspect ratio. Unfortunately, since most theater screens do not support the rectangle squarish format, which are as wide and tall as IMAX, the idea was dropped for the theater release.
Junkie XL is also composing more new soundtrack for Zack Snyder’s Justice League
For fans wondering what this format may look like, Snyder pointed to the Wonder Woman/Darkseid clip that was shared in June as a short teaser for the director’s cut Justice League. The director’s entire explanation of the restoration process starts around 15:30 in the video below.
Later on during the panel, Snyder was also asked about the soundtrack for the movie which is currently in the works by Junkie XL Snyder was excited to share that he is indeed working on making more soundtrack for the film since the restoration process is bringing in additional scenes into the movie (listen around 37:00 in the video below.). Although it is still unclear if new scenes could also be filmed with the cast.
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