Some exciting news for the weekend! Zack Snyder’s Justice League has now been given a release date on HBO Max.
The long awaited cut of Snyder’s superhero movie will arrive on the streaming service on 18 March 2021. It comes with release of three new black and white posters – and the news that Zack Snyder‘s DC heroes team-up is also a feature-length film and not a limited series as previously thought.
The release of The Snyder Cut comes after the disappoint and ultimate failure of Justice League in November 2017. to the launch of the now infamous #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag as well as a change.org petition which garnered 100,000 signatures.
Snyder delivered his first 4-hour rough cut of the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice follow-up in January 2017, however Warner Bros. wanted a cut of the film somewhere in the two-hour range. Snyder delivered another version running 2 hour 20-minutes but that cut needed finessed. Snyder was unable to complete this after the death of his daughter and Joss Whedon was brought in to reshoot and recut the film. This led to a myriad of inconsistencies ad imperfections – the biggest of which was Moustachegate (Henry Cavill needed to reshoot scenes as Superman during the production of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, but his character had a moustache in that film. The facial hair was digitally removed for the DC Comics pic at a cost of millions).
Now, finally comes the opportunity where we all get to see what Zack Snyder originally intended Justice League to be….
Anyone else excited?
The official synopsis:
ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.