Zack Snyder’s Justice League or better known as the “Snyder Cut” on social media, is set to be released on HBO Max in 2021. And it will be an “entirely new” experience for fans, according to the director. Snyder remarks are based on movie reviews he has come across as he has not watched the film yet.
Snyder on Justice League
Both fans and critics severely criticized the theatrical cut of the Justice League. In fact, the film has only 40% positive reviews as per Rotten Tomatoes. And worldwide, the movie could only take in $657.9 million thus, resulting in a massive disappointment for DC Comic‘s biggest superheroes. Therefore, it is expected that whatever this “entirely new” experience is, it is likely to improve the audience reviews.
Snyder shared his views with The Hollywood Reporter:
“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. You probably saw one-fourth of what I did.”
Zack Snyder has served as the architect of multiple DC films like Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad. The latter two performed impressively well in terms of box office numbers but received poor critical reviews. However, Snyder’s up-down history has led the audience to speculate what his Justice League looks like.
The director was forced to exit the movie abruptly due to a family tragedy. This resulted in Joss Whedon reshooting and re-directing the film as Snyder’s replacement. But since the release of the movie, fans have been demanding to watch Snyder’s version of the film. The movement has grown gradually, and the fans even rally it up using the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. In fact, they also bought out a billboard in Times Square for the same. During a Comic-Con, the fans also managed a charter plane to fly a banner over the fest, demanding the release of Snyder’s version. Moreover, movie stars like Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck also supported the movement on the second anniversary of the film.
HBO Max to release Snyder’s Cut
Earlier, Warner Bros. has time and again reminded the fans that they had no plans of officially releasing Zack Snyder’s version of the Justice League. But thanks to HBO Max, the new streaming service, the WB studio now has a platform that will not pose a risk to the theatrical movie.
Deborah Snyder, the producing partner, and Zack Snyder’s wife remarked on the same note:
“With the new platform and streaming services, you can have something like this. You can’t release something like this theatrically, but you could with a streaming service.
She also happily expressed how HBO Max provided “an opportunity,” which “wasn’t there two years ago.”
However, the execs have not revealed how the film will debut – as one massive narrative or as episodic entries. Stay tuned for further details on Snyder’s Cut.