Zack Snyder announced during the end of of his Man of Steel and Q&A watchparty on Vero that his directors cut of Justice League will be making its way onto the streaming service HBO Max in 2021.
The synopsis for the film at the time was as follows:
Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
The original film was released in November 2017, though due to family tragedy, Zack Snyder stepped departed the project in May that year and Joss Whedon was then brought in to complete reshoots and post-production. The film would gross $873m worldwide, though over the years since its release, a growing movement of fans, rallied by the hashtag #ReleasetheSnyderCut, started to give the project momentum (from petitions, to billboards on Times Square, to posters at San Diego Comic Con, to raising money for charity) and became a rallying cry that even the stars associated with the film raised awareness of it, with the likes of Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck calling for its release on social media (including the hashtag) on the second anniversary of the films release.
The Hollywood Reporter now has an in-depth article posted about how that particular #ReleasetheSnyderCut rallying cry on the second anniversary of the films release led to Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner getting a phone call from their agent, telling them that Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures, was acknowledging the movement, and more importantly, was willing to accede.
In the same article, it states that it’s unclear whether Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released as an near four hour runtime feature or be split into six chapters (i.e miniseries dosage), but Snyder is now in the midst of reassembling much of the original post-production crew and maybe even bring back many of the actors to add, finish old visual effects, score the film and also record additional dialogue.
So it’s official, after many years of it does exist and no it doesn’t, we’ve got confirmation that it’s finally coming and available next year.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K Simmons and Ciarán Hinds.