Update: THR is reporting that the Snyder Cut may be released as a six-episode mini-series as opposed to a feature film.
After years of non-stop online petitioning, the fans will finally get their wish. Zack Snyder’s fabled cut of Justice League will see the light of day and it will be coming to the new Warner Brothers streaming service HBO Max. Zack Snyder announced the news during a live Q&A following a virtual screening of Man of Steel today. An official press release went out shortly afterward confirming that the new version of the movie will arrive sometime in 2021. Obviously the timing is ideal considering that HBO Max launches one week from today. Snyder had this to say about the announcement:
“I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality.”
Whether the theatrical cut of Justice League can be improved upon is not really in question, although at this point Snyder’s version is going to have some pretty high expectations placed upon it. Snyder did hint that possible reshoots were happening earlier this year when he posted a photo of a film slate from the original shoot that might also be used “on the set of any additional photography for the motion picture known as Zack Snyder’s Justice League in the unlikely and purely speculative even that such photography is needed.” Clearly Warner Brothers is putting a lot of money and resources behind this, although the true extent of the work required to pull it together is currently unknown. Are you looking forward to finally seeing WB release the Snyder Cut?