A new Justice League Snyder Cut teaser has been spotted as an ad on Twitch and it features 30 seconds of what appears to be the Flash, Joker, and Deathstroke in Batman’s Knightmare as well as footage featuring Darkseid.
The teaser hasn’t officially been released on YouTube or social media, but comicbook.com has the footage in their story. The teaser begins with Darkseid sitting on a fiery throne, talking about how he’s turned “1000 worlds to dust,” before it cuts to Ben Affleck’s Knightmare Batman and a new look at Ezra Miller’s Flash in the Knightmare.
As the teaser continues, it becomes pretty clear that Darkseid is quite upset at “those who robbed [him] of [his] true glory,” which he says while pummeling through dozens of soldiers that appear to be from the likes of Atlantis and elsewhere. The ad then cuts to Jared Leto’s Joker in the Knightmare, holding up a Joker playing card while laughing, before cutting to Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke, who appears to be in the Knightmare as well.
This is likely alluding to the team-up between Deathstroke and Batman, something director Zack Snyder discussed during IGN’s Fan Fest 2021 Justice League Snyder Cut panel.
“Joe’s character in this movie when we find him clearly he and Batman have struck some sort of a deal and they have a bit of a partnership,” Snyder said. “There’s a bigger enemy, I guess.”
From there, the teaser cuts between different Justice League heroes like Superman, Aquaman, and Cyborg before showing what appears to be an entire planet being devoured or destroyed in some way presumably by way of Darkseid.
The teaser finishes with a Darkseid that looks quite different from the one at the beginning of the trailer. This Darkseid is all-black with embers erupting ever so lightly out of him. Something tells us that this is a powered-up Darkseid, but it’s anyone’s guess. We’ll learn more about what’s going on with Darkseid in that scene, and what Batman and Deathstroke’s team-up looks like, when Zack Snyder’s Justice League is released to theaters and HBO Max on March 18.
For more Justice League Snyder Cut, read this story of 27 things IGN learned from talking to Snyder about the movie, and then check out this story about how the movie fleshes out the full arc of Affleck’s Batman. Read about why Snyder’s cut of Justice League isn’t widescreen after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.