By: John M Jerva
Zack Snyder fans rejoice! It looks like Darkseid will make his long delayed appearance. The long awaited director’s cut of Justice League affectionately called The Zack Snyder Cut is officially coming to HBO Max in 2021! I’ll wait for the roar of applause and cheers to die down.
The famed filmmaker made the announcement today in a live chat where he was joined by none other than Henry Cavill aka Superman.
Variety also brought the word that the mythical cut of the film will hit Warner Media’s new streaming service next year as they will look to take on Netflix and others for streaming supremacy. Snyder made the huge and monumental announcement after a special live streaming event of Man Of Steel which included Cavill.
Per Variety: The mythical, unreleased version of the 2017 superhero film “Justice League” will finally see the light of day on Warner Media’s HBO Max in 2021.
After years of campaigning from talent and comic book fans, the studio behind the DC Films ensemble “Justice League” will offer original director Zach Snyder’s cut of the film, which saw heroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and Superman share the same screen.
It looks like the big fan movement staged by the Release The Snyder Cut crowd which also included stars Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot finally wore Warner Bros. down and the company saw the light in releasing Snyder’s version of the film after Joss Whedon was bought on board to reshoot a majority of the film after Snyder stepped down due to a family tragedy.
Variety also stated: #ReleaseTheSnyderCut became a massive grassroots rallying cry — an example of how fandom can seize hold of a franchise despite all efforts by the studio to control it, especially online. Then in November 2019, “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot kicked the campaign into overdrive by tweeting the hashtag with a grayscale still from “Justice League,” with Affleck and Snyder himself following suit — sending fans into a twitter-fed frenzy. Even Aquaman, Jason Momoa called for the darker film to drop as recently as May 19, 2020.
In an emotional message, Snyder thanked the fans who basically made it happen and also Warner and HBO Max for finally making it a reality. “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.”
I actually thought the theatrical version was OK but this will kick it in the ass by far and maybe, just maybe, this might spark interest in Snyder completing his vision of the franchise on screen.
There is no release date for the elusive cut to premiere but keep it locked and loaded right here for more on this awesome developing story! “Only United, We’ll Win!”