After months of internet speculation, Zack Snyder’s version of the Justice League has finally been confirmed. The film, which hit theaters in November 2017, will be released on HBO Max in 2021, with 4 hours in length and several new scenes.
Details on the release format have not yet been revealed, but Deborah Snyder, the filmmaker’s wife and producer of his films since 300, confirmed that the ‘Snyder cut’ is already in post-production. She also revealed that the actors will record additional dialogues for the production, which can be shown as a miniseries, and stated that this is only happening thanks to HBO Max.
“With the new platform and streaming services, you can have something like this,” acknowledged the producer. “You can’t launch something like that in theaters, but it’s possible with a streaming service. It is an opportunity that did not exist two years ago ”.
Zack Snyder withdrew from the production of the Justice League because of a family tragedy. He was replaced by Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron), who added new scenes, changing the tone of the film. Snyder commented that only 25% of what went to theaters corresponded to his version of the film. For that reason, after the release, he started the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, to pressure Warner to release the original cut.
“It will be a totally new thing, and, especially speaking to those who watched the film that was released, it will be a new experience apart from that film,” commented the filmmaker. “What is wonderful is that we will be able to explore these characters in ways that would not be possible in a film version. I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Bros. for this courageous gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. And a special thanks to everyone involved in the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement for making this a reality ”.