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Since 2017, fans of DC Comics who were left unimpressed by Warner Brothers’ Justice League ensemble film have been calling for the studio to release original director Zack Snyder’s cut of the film. Snyder had to leave the production before it was finished, leaving Joss Whedon and the heavy hand of the studio to complete the film.
On Wednesday, Snyder confirmed that his cut of the film will be released on HBO Max next year. HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer offering debuting May 27, 2020.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) May 20, 2020
“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.
Justice League grossed $657.9 million worldwide behind a budget of $300 million, and the film was a critical bomb. This new treatment by HBO Max could help revive interest in a proper sequel.
“Since I got here 14 months ago, 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. This could never have happened if it weren’t for the hard work and combined efforts of the teams at HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer.