Zack Snyder’s Justice League picked up the new “Oscars Cheers Moment” prize for a scene involving The Flash.
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune won six Oscars during the 94th Academy Awards, but it was also quite the night for another fan-favorite filmmaker: Zack Snyder. Army of the Dead, which was co-written and directed by Snyder, won the first-ever Oscars Fan Favorite award, while the filmmaker’s cut of Justice League earned the honor of having the most cheer-worthy moment of 2021 for the scene in which The Flash (played by Ezra Miller) enters the Speed Force.
Back in April 2021, Heroic Hollywood spoke to Justice League VFX Supervisor Bryan Hirota about Zack Snyder’s vision for the Speed Force sequence, dubbed “the Cosmic Rewind.” During the interview, Hirota revealed that his team began working on the sequence “right away” as it was always set to be included in the film’s DC FanDome trailer.
“What Zack had was this idea of cosmic footsteps as he’s rewinding time, with each of his footsteps being like a little mini big bang and creating a universe on a micro scale,” Hirota told Heroic Hollywood at the time. “I think there was three shots from that — the original phasing one and then there were two of the footsteps shots, one from the front and one from the back. I don’t remember when that trailer came out, but I think we heard about it ten weeks out or something. It wasn’t a lot of weeks. Maybe it was less. Maybe it was six or something. We were really just getting back into the fillm and Zack was like ‘I want to put this trailer out.’”
Zack Snyder is currently gearing up to begin shooting his sci-fi epic Rebel Moon for Netflix. Meanwhile, Ezra Miller recently wrapped shooting his first cinematic solo outing as The Flash, which is scheduled to hit theaters on June 23, 2023.
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