Justice League #SynderCut Is Official; To Release On HBO Max In 2021

It’s now official. Justice League, The #SynderCut is coming and is due for a 2021 release on WarnerMedia’s streaming platform HBO Max, set to debut on May 27 2020.

Justice League was released in theatres back in 2017. The final cut of the film had Joss Whedon’s influence, as he took over directorship when Zack Snyder had to pull out due to a family emergency.

The end result was, well, questionable. While Whedon is known for his work on The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, his attempt at bringing his experience from Marvel to DC wasn’t well executed.

Take this scene, for example:

This is just one of many scenes that had Whedon’s influence. Clearly, making the film have a similar tone to Marvel films didn’t go very well.

That’s just my opinion, though. Regardless, many fans started the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement on social media soon after the movie’s release. They just weren’t happy with how the film turned out and wanted to see Snyder’s version of the film.

Many fans were very eager to see Snyder’s original vision for the movie, which led to some crazy stunts from some fans (including buying a billboard at Times Square).

Snyder surprised fans with news that The #SnyderCut is happening during a live online commentary of his film, Man of Steel, with Henry Cavill.

“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,” Snyder said.

The cut will either be in the form of a 4-hour movie or will be formatted as six TV-style ‘chapters’. If you ask me, the latter will probably be a better option. Not many are that willing to sit through a 4-hour movie.

Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter that the film will (clearly) be very different from what was seen in theatres.

Costs for this endeavor are reportedly within the $20 to $30 million range. Snyder will be reassembling original postproduction crew to score, cut, add new visual effects and finish old ones.

It’s not clear if the actors will need to involve themselves, though if they do, it’ll probably just be to record additional dialogue.

Suffice to say, that doesn’t mean this version will be better than what was released in theatres. It’s just a different take, one which I am interested in seeing myself.

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