Despite being released over two years ago, Justice League is back in the news after director Zack Snyder tweeted some exclusive images of Willem Dafoe's deleted scenes.
Dafoe debuted in the DC World a full 16 years after he appeared as the Green Goblin in Marvel's Spider-Man (making him no n00b to playing a comic book character) when he played Nuidis Vulko in Aquaman.
But Vulko was previously supposed to make an appearance in Justice League to give a bit of background to Jason Momoa's character, Arthur Curry.
The actor's scenes were sadly scrapped, so it's the first time these scenes have really seen the light of day. Are you ready for this?
... Looks a little different, doesn't he? I'm personally loving the longer hair. For those eagle-eyed readers, you may also notice he's dressed differently. It's a good look.
And here's an image of Vulko standing next to Mera (played by Amber Heard) and looking his shoulder all concerned-like, with some Atlantean soldiers in the background. What are they looking at? We may never know.
Actually, maybe we will. If Snyder gets enough pestering, he may release these scenes due to popular demand and for fans to get off his case. One can only hope.
Let's finish off with this shot of Vulko and Aquaman. Know what's special about this shot? It confirms that in Snyder's cut, it was Vulko who supplied Aquaman with his armor and quindent in Justice League - not Mera at all.
Snyder posted another image of Aquaman and Vulko talking in a car bubble identical to the one Aquaman was shown to converse with Mera in during the theatrical release of Justice League. It makes a lot of sense why he decided to go with this choice, and the director recently explained more on his Vero page, saying:
"I invented that because I don’t like talking underwater. It makes no sense. I believe Atlanteans’ underwater language would be a series of clicks and squeaks, never got a chance to work it out."
The only reason Willem Dafoe's scenes got cut from Justice League was time constraints, which is a bit of a shame.
We'll most likely see Dafoe back on screen as Vulko in Aquaman 2 - but we'll have to wait until December 16, 2022 for that one.