Justice League may have come out back in 2017, but after stories of how director Zack Snyder and the rest of the cast were mistreated online, fans have clamored for years for WB to release Snyder’s original version of the movie. Thanks to HBO Max, we’re getting just that, and we now have a specific release date.
Though it had been teased that Zack Snyder’s Justice League will come out in March, Snyder himself has confirmed that the movie will release on HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Here’s the post:
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) January 29, 2021
Snyder had also posted this teaser:
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) January 31, 2021
Originally it was reported that the film will be separated into four 1-hour episodes, but it looks like Snyder will be able to release the whole film on a single day. That being said, while some are worried that 4 hours is too long for Justice League, Snyder’s fans—who are majorly responsible for getting the cut released—are already used to Snyder’s long runtimes with director’s cuts of Watchmen and Batman v Superman.
Though I am concerned that the movie won’t be perfect or restore the original plans for the DCEU, I am glad that Snyder is getting to release his version of the film. After what the studio had done to him and the rest of the JL cast and crew behind the scenes, the release of the Snyder cut is more of a win for the creative side of the filmmaking process, rather than the studio ‘pandering to whiny fanboys’—which is the narrative that some people are getting out of this release.
For now, fans wait for the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max this March 18.