21 May 2020 16:37
Three years after the original Justice League film came out, Zack Snyder says he is cutting his own version of the movie. Joss Whedon, the director of The Avengers and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, was brought in to complete the superhero movie, but fans complained he made it too light-hearted. A campaign to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut kicked off on social media on the 2017 film's release, with fans calling for what they believed was Snyder's darker vision for the movie. Snyder revealed his plans during a live online commentary of his film Man Of Steel with British actor Henry Cavill. Snyder told the Hollywood Reporter the re-version, which he's working on with his wife and producing partner Deborah, will be "a new experience" and "an entirely new thing".
The re-cut movie - which could be up to four hours long - will stream on HBO Max in 2021. Director Zack Snyder has revealed his "Snyder cut" of 2017 superhero movie Justice League will be released following a fan campaign. Josh Whedon, who wrote and directed two Avengers films, was tasked by studio Warner Bros with finishing Justice League. The movie was a critical and commercial flop and almost immediately following its release fans – who believed Snyder originally had a much darker vision for the film – mounted a campaign for his version. Their prayers were answered on Wednesday, when Snyder confirmed his Justice League will arrive on the HBO Max streaming service in 2021.
"Zack Snyder's Justice League," otherwise known as the "Snyder Cut," will be released in 2021. But the "Justice League" news is further indication that WarnerMedia might not be as focused on DC Universe, which launched in 2018 as a fan-centric DC hub and has since released few original shows, instead growing its collection of digital comics. to release the Snyder Cut since the theatrical version of "Justice League" flopped critically and financially in 2017, making a disappointing $657 million at the global box office off of a $300 million production budget. Fans claimed the movie released to theaters was a far cry from the original vision of Snyder, who exited the movie late into production after a family tragedy. "The theatrical cut was a drastic change in the tone and quality of what we had become accustomed to when viewing a film directed by Zack Snyder," Will Rowlands, a Snyder super fan, told Business Insider last year.
Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter his version of the film "will be an entirely new thing." After a watch party of "Man of Steel" Wednesday, director Zack Snyder not only confirmed that his long-fabled cut of "Justice League" exists, but that it's getting released on WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service HBO Max next year. Snyder revealed a logo for his version of the film on Vero's social media platform at the end of a Q&A session, which included Superman star, Henry Cavill. released multiple character posters for Snyder's cut of the film. The movement, which included securing a billboard in Times Square during 2019's New York Comic-Con and flying a banner over San Diego Comic-Con earlier, became so big that it even gained the support of the film's stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa. Snyder was the original director on 2016's "Justice League." His wife, Deborah, was a producer on the film. "Avengers" director Joss Whedon stepped in to complete the film during post-production. Though not completely disliked by fans, the film left many wondering how "Justice League" would have turned out if Snyder finished his version of the movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder has never watched the version of the film Warner Bros. "It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie," Snyder told THR, saying fans have probably seen one-fourth of his version of the film. During the "Man of Steel" watch party Wednesday, Snyder talked to fans candidly about his version of "Justice League." At one point, he joked, "If it was up to me, I would have probably already left it on a thumb drive in a bathroom somewhere." Currently, it's unclear whether or not the new version of "Justice League" will be released as a four-hour movie or split into a six-part mini-series. For those who've missed the oft-used social media hashtag and the movement it represents, here's a rundown: Director Zack Snyder (known for blockbusters like 300, Watchmen, and Sucker Punch) piloted DC Comics' current cinematic universe reboot with Henry Cavill-starring origin story Man of Steel and its sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. When Justice League bowed, it did so to significant criticism from fans and critics alike, a number of whom said they thought Whedon's influence had interrupted Snyder's original, darker vision for the film. #ReleaseTheSnyderCut became a rallying cry among fans who wanted to see Justice League as it would have been, edited by Snyder and without added material from Whedon's reshoots. Now, Snyder has confirmed his official edit will come to HBO Max next year. "I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized," Snyder added in a statement.