Well, it’s finally happening!
Believe it or not, director Zack Snyder is finally going to complete his cut of Justice League with a $20 million budget, which is going to release sometime this year on HBO Max.
Originally released in 2017, Justice League is a DC version of Avengers made after a massive fan campaign. The movie couldn’t even capture the half of superhero glam, hype and excitement as compared to Marvel’s Avengers, though. It’s a shambolic mess, if you ask us!
Okay, let’s not get into Marvel vs. DC fight now!
Since it was first announced, fans— who’re eager to see the new look at DC superheroes collab— have been campaigning for more than two years with the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. But because of some personal tragedy, Snyder wasn’t able to complete the film to release on time.
Needless to say, Justice League had a really long journey. Lots of things happened in between since the first appeals for a new version of the movie emerged online, so we thought it might be useful to catch up with the events that lead to “Snyder cut,” when it is going to release, and what’s the hype about it.
Here’s everything you need to know about Justice League Zack Snyder cut and all the fan drama that brought it into existence:
What is Snyder cut?
It’s the director Zack Snyder’s unedited take on 2017 Justice League, a film which stars Aqua man, Superman, Wonder woman, Flash and, of course, Batman.
Snyder couldn’t complete the film in post-production in 2017 because of the sudden death of his daughter; Warner Bros assigned Joss Whedon to complete the film on his behalf.
But Snyder claims that the version we have seen in the theatres was extremely altered, mostly because the studio wanting it to have more of Whedon’s signature banter and less of Snyder’s drama. And the outcome of this conflict was a mess! Despite its thrashing performance at the box office, the film generally received unfavorable reviews from the critics and fans!
The Snyder Cut wasn’t even in the picture until some enthusiastic fans campaigned under the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. Soon, actors Gal Gadot (Wonder woman) and Ben Affleck (batman) also joined the cause.
Though, Snyder hadn’t yet completed his final cut of Justice League until HBO Max decided to offer him $20 million to finish the movie. There were rumors that he might be considering to turn the movie into a miniseries.
But, it’s now confirmed that it will be a 4 hour long movie. Sorry!
“I am just really happy that Zack got to realize his vision,” actor Henry Cavill said in a recent interview. “I think it’s important for a filmmaker and a storyteller to have their intended vision released and shown to the world, and I’m looking forward seeing it myself. It’s been quite the ordeal.” While commenting on the powerful fans’ campaign for a Snyder cut, Cavill said, “Over the subsequent years, there was a big push to see the fabled Snyder Cut. And now that time has come, and I think it’s going to be very enjoyable to watch Zack finally release his version.”
How did fans make it happen?
It all started with a petition. The petition was signed by over 179,000 fans after the release of Justice League, where fans asked the studio to release the Snyder version of the movie on DVD or on streaming channels. From there on, fans flocked to twitter to intensify the campaign with the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, leading to the involvement of Zack Snyder himself who further stoked the fire.
On the two year anniversary of Justice League, the hashtag was trending worldwide, giving a clear cut statement that even after years, fans still wanted to quench their thirst for Snyder Cut.
Well, at last, fans won! All credits goes to the people handling HBO Max, who have realized that the Snyder Cut release will give them the desired boost in subscribers as they attempt to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Is there any trailer for Snyder Cut?
Yes! Snyder released the trailer this Valentine’s Day, because what would be more romantic than seeing your favorite superheroes getting back on action.
Snyder provided fans with a first glimpse of Jared Leto, who is reprising his character Joker from 2016’s Suicide Squad. Well, we don’t know how Snyder is going to accommodate his character into the original plotline (he was entirely absent in the original cut). In the last seconds of the short teaser, we see him speaking to Batman “We live in a society.”
The rest of the trailer has everything you can expect from the renewed version of the movie. But Joker’s addition in the version would be really interesting to see!
So, are you excited for the movie? Because we definitely are!
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