After campaigning for the release Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the 2017 superhero film Justice League, fans will finally get what they’ve wished for.
Snyder announced on Wednesday during a live Q&A following a virtual screening of his Henry Cavill-led Superman film Man of Steel that his cut of the DC film Justice League will be released on HBO Max in 2021.
Snyder completed most of the work on Justice League before having to step away from post-production after a family tragedy. Joss Whedon, helmer of The Avengers, was brought in by Warner Bros to finish the project and many believe that Snyder envisioned a darker take on the film. Snyder’s cut saw Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Superman share the same screen.
#ReleaseTheSnyderCut was started by fans online and Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot, joined in in November 2019 by tweeting the hashtag with a grayscale still from the film and Affleck, Snyder, and Jason Momoa shortly followed.
The film was reported to budgeted $300 million and it grossed over $650 million worldwide, but critics perceived it as a miss.