The fans have spoken and HBO has listened.
After a fan campaign which became the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement on Twitter, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that it will exclusively world premiere Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the Warner Bros. Pictures/DC feature film Justice League in 2021 on HBO Max. No date for the debut has been set.
“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,” said Snyder in a statement.
“The chant to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been a daily drumbeat in our offices and inboxes. Well, the fans have asked, and we are thrilled to finally deliver. At the end of the day, it really is all about them and we are beyond excited to be able to release Zack’s ultimate vision for this film in 2021,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer.
While in post-production, Snyder had to leave the film due to a family tragedy. Joss Whedon, who spearheaded The Avengers for Marvel, was called in to finish the film. Fans have always wondered what Snyder’s version of the film would have looked like if he had stayed to finish it.
In Justice League, Batman and Wonder Woman form a superhero team to help fend off an invasion of Earth.
Justice League made a total of $657.9 million world-wide and cost $300 million to make.