Zack Snyder’s Justice League will arrive on HBO Max in 2021!
What is Zack Snyder’s Justice League?
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the original version of Justice League as written by Chris Terrio and Zack Snyder. Despite being rewritten and reshot, Snyder completed principal photography and significant post-production, meaning minimal work is needed to realize his original vision.
Zack Snyder confirmed several times he completed his own cut of the film and multiple people have claimed to have seen it. Snyder says he wants to put in some additional work, but he does have his own version of the film.
How different is the Snyder Cut?
- Jason Momoa says it’s a totally different movie.
- Original cinematographer, Fabian Wagner, says only 10% of his shots were in the final version.
- Joss Whedon added nearly 80 new script pages. The industry rule of thumb is one minute of runtime per page, and the theatrical cut was 120 minutes.
- Snyder has revealed his version is 214 minutes long.
- Multiple characters were cut by Whedon, including Darkseid, Ares, Desaad, Antiope, Ryan Choi, Elinore Stone, Iris West, and Vulko.
Snyder Cut release date?
When will Snyder Cut be released is still a certainly answered question. Zack Snyder confirms his cut of Justice League will premiere in March 2021. However, there’s no confirmation of an exact release date yet, but with support growing by the day and the Snyder Cut’s continued presence in the pop culture zeitgeist, an eventual release is looking more and more plausible. After years of campaigning for Warner Bros. to release the Snyder Cut, DC Extended Universe fans finally got their wish granted. Back in May, following a Man of Steel watch party, Snyder revealed Zack Snyder’s Justice League was coming to HBO Max, as he finally got the opportunity to realize his vision for the superhero ensemble film. While this development was very exciting, there have still been a number of questions that need answering – including when people can actually see the new version of Justice League.
HBO Max (a product of Warner Media, not Warner Bros.), seems like the most likely option, as the economics of the streaming model makes it a lot easier to justify additional investment in the movie, which would serve as a great platform exclusive for HBO Max.
The same month for Snyder Cut release date, March is also when Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiere on Disney+. Typically, Marvel and DC movies tend to avoid each other at the box office, so it’s fun to see both companies come out with highly-anticipated streaming projects in the same month. That’ll give viewers plenty of comic book content to enjoy in a short time period, helping make up for the lack of major releases in 2020. Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been a long time coming for those who passionately campaigned for its release, and they fortunately only have to wait a few more months to watch it.