Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have finally come to an arrangement. It has been close to 5 years since the Justice League movie was released. DC’s first super hero ensemble came and went with little praise leaving many unsatisfied with what should have been a celebration of iconic characters. Having had a shift in directors during the final stretch of shooting, it would be Joss Whedon who would rework the building blocks that Zack Snyder set up. Whedon, with the reputation of having directed the first two Avengers film, was seen as the only hope for the DC team. Unfortunately for the Caped Crusader, it would take more than the Man of Steel to save this film.
Today a new light has been cast on DC’s cast of heroes. Warner Bros. is hoping to reinvigorate their online presence with HBO Max, Warner Bros. answer to Netflix. HBO Max will now serve as their all in one package similar to Disney+ meaning Justice League and other films from properties like Wonder Woman and Aquaman will all reside in one streaming platform. Previously DC related properties were walled off from any Warner Bros. and HBO content. This move better streamlines all that falls under the Warner Bros. banner and delivers it under one subscription cost. In order to attract more subscribers to HBO Max, parent company AT&T has officially given Zack Snyder the green light on releasing the infamous Snyder Cut.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 20, 2020
For those who haven’t been following along there has been a long road leading up to this official blessing by Warner Bros. After the death of his daughter, Zack Snyder opted to step down from directing Justice League in order to mourn his loss. After the release of Whedon’s Justice League, more and more interviews between Zack Snyder hinted that his rendition of the film was far different from the official release. Several lines where quoted to Snyder from the Whedon version of Justice League leaving Snyder confused. Snyder had never filmed any of the lines mentioned to him in interviews thus the internet started speculating that the final product released was nothing like what was intended by the original director.
With the growing differences being alluded by Snyder and the cast themselves, many believed there was a different “Snyder Cut” of the film. Of course there were many deniers saying it was not a complete product or that it flat out didn’t exist. With no one denying the allegation, the Snyder Cut was seen as a pipe dream. It would take Aquaman star Jason Mamoa claiming he had seen the Snyder Cut on Instagram to set the internet ablaze.
A New Justice League
The Hollywood Reporter has the inside scoop on how this new Justice League deal went down and how the film will be altered to fit HBO Max’s digital ambition. The project is still undergoing its release plans with ideas on a multi “chapter” like release that would shadow a TV show’s episodic nature. On top of that, the original cast and crew are being re assembled in order to finish graphics, music and additional dialogue. According to Snyder “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”.
“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,”
The new Justice League project will be released 2021 on HBO Max. For more information follow TICGN.