Connie Nielsen reveals that she gave her blessing to Zack Snyder’s Justice League after learning that a chapter of the Amazons would be restored as it was filmed.
Connie Nielsen told THR that she gave Zack Snyder’s Justice League her blessing after she was assured that the chapter she made with the Amazons as originally filmed would be restored. The actress had her big break in America after appearing alongside Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, and Charlize Theron in Pact with the Devil, but her popularity would come from her role as Lucilla, the daughter of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. . She has also appeared in three DCEU films including Queen Hippolyta, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Wonder Woman 1984.
However, the actress’s role in Justice League was cut short after director Zack Snyder was forced to leave post-production on the film and was replaced by Joss Whedon. The film as a whole was the victim of multiple cuts and ended up failing at the box office after the end result was confusing and uneven in tone. However, Zack Snyder has had the opportunity to complete his original vision (thanks in part to his pressure and the support of fans), producing a version that will premiere in the form of a four-episode mini-series on the HBO Max platform in March. of 2021.
Nielsen revealed to THR that when Synder called her to have her blessing for her version of Justice League, she wanted some guarantees before giving it to her. Not only did he make sure that Snyder committed to restoring the Amazons chapter to include all the footage they filmed, but he also received confirmation that a scene showing Hippolyta running up a wall would be included. After Snyder confirmed that his montage would meet those requirements, Nielsen was happy to give him his blessing. The Danish actress also says the cuts made to the theatrical film are “really sad”, adding that she believes they are the reason why it is “less cohesive. ” You can read their full comments below:
“Zack had already called me to ask if I would agree to a reissue of the film with changes. And I asked him: “Well, will you bring the Amazons chapter the way you wrote and filmed it? “He said,” Absolutely. ” And then I said: “And Zack, will you also bring back my amazing trick, running up the walls?” And he said, “You got it.” You have my blessing. Absolutely”.
Nielsen also spoke about the reasons why he believes the theatrical version of Justice League failed to connect with audiences.
“What was really sad was how many things we shot that wasn’t in the movie. And I think that’s part of what made Justice League (released in theaters) less cohesive as a viewing experience. The intention was not the same during the editing as it was during the filming ”.
Nielsen’s reveal is further confirmation that Snyder is 100% committed to his version of Justice League. The restoration of the entire Amazon chapter suggests a much more coherent backstory to the film’s main plot and helps provide more context of what is at stake for the superhero team. As for the stunt Nielsen teases, there’s a hint of it in the director’s trailer for the Snyder Cut released in November, and it promises to be epic.
Whether the restored scenes will help repair the damage Whedon’s montage did remains to be seen, but it’s clear that Snyder has the support of Nielsen, one of the film’s many stars who have expressed their excitement about seeing the original vision converted. actually, which is a good sign for audiences who were bitterly disappointed by what they saw in theaters. And with the release of HBO Max just a few months away, maybe fans can see the new trailer Snyder has announced very soon.