Wednesday Zack Snyder announced the existence and planned release of the fabled “Snyder Cut” of 2017’s Justice League on HBO Max during a Q&A with fans following a livestreamed commentary on his film Man of Steel. “The Snyder Cut” consists of Snyder’s edit of the film, based on the version he was creating before exiting the production.
Industry insiders have debated the existence of the so-called “Snyder Cut”, with some saying not enough footage from Snyder’s original vision exists to create his film as intended. Despite this, WB/HBO Max have apparently compiled enough footage from the previous and existing movie along with Snyder’s help to finally give fans the version of the film (or a version of the film) as Snyder initially intended it.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts in 2021 on HBO Max.
Despite my dislike for Batman v Superman, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little excited to see what Snyder’s Justice League actually ends up being. Polygon has a great breakdown of several major rumoured changes and, assuming there’s enough footage that survived and the rumoured $20 million budget helps fill in the blanks, it sounds like it’ll be considerably more interesting than what we got in the theatrical release.
Regardless of your opinion of Snyder, BvS, JL, etc, it’s hard not to get behind an artist that’s given the opportunity to see their original vision come to life. Honestly, I hope it’s everything the fans and Snyder wanted it to be.