Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League is arguably one of the movie’s highlights. For as polarizing as the film may be most agree that Cavill gave a great performance. However, the well documented behind the scenes problems meant that Cavill’s screen time was limited.
In a recent interview by Beyond the Trailer; Zack Synder talked about his original ideas for Superman. Explaining how the Synder Cut would differ from the theatrical cut.
Snyder Explains his Vision
I love the idea of Superman going on a journey with his character. I love the idea of Superman having to reconcile his morality. Reconcile his place on Earth and reconcile love affair with Lois. And how that affects the way he relates to humanity. All those things as we all do with the normal relationships we all have in our daily lives. So I think that when you see Superman grapple with those things, he becomes a lot more relatable.https://comicbook.com/movies/news/zack-snyder-justice-league-superman-pinnacle/
When I see Superman having to figure out what to do, I now can go like, ‘Wow, if I was Superman. Superman is such an abstract character, in his powers and what he’s able to do. Anytime you can bring him back down to Earth, he becomes a lot more relatable. For that he’s more interesting. A huge respect for his moral code, and I think his ultimate place as the top of the pyramid of the DC superhero world. In the end he has to achieve that pinnacle.
Based on the interview it seems Snyder wants to focus on how Superman deals with his own mortality. Wanting to focus on Superman’s struggle with finding his place after coming back to life.
“Now with the resurrection sort of theme, who is he now? When you touch the eternal, in the sense that coming back from the grave. How are we changed by that?”https://comicbook.com/movies/news/zack-snyder-justice-league-superman-pinnacle/
Will Fans Like It?
There is every reason to believe fans will enjoy the journey Snyder has planed for the Man of Steel. Even those who didn’t like Justice League often praise its portrayal of Superman. Saying it is the closest to the true Superman the DCEU has gotten. Now fans will get to see the intended journey of the character. That leads from the polarized portrayal in Man of Steel to the much-loved portrayal in Justice League.