Snyder Cut of “Justice League” Could Premiere on HBO Max

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The rumors and speculations about an actual release of the infamous “Snyder Cut” of the “Justice League” movie are gaining speed by the day.

As you’ll recall, director Zack Snyder was forced to stand down before completing the film, due to the untimely death of his daughter. Joss Whedon was brought in to finish off the film, reshooting many scenes and making a number of changes to the script. Knowing Snyder’s version would have been much different to what we saw, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag has been used over the past three years with fans and cast members alike adding their support to call for Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s version of the film… whether it is complete or not.

According to various sources, a private screening of Snyder’s cut of the film was reported to have taken place, with DC executives in attendance. Although unfinished, it is unlikely that Warner Bros. would be willing to invest the $20 million that is reportedly needed to finish off Snyder’s version. However, it would appear it is nevertheless watchable in its current state.

According to DCEUmythic.com and HeroicHollywood.com, multiple reliable sources are saying something is coming, but no one can agree on what form it’ll be, although whatever it turns out to be will stream on HBO Max.

Some are claiming it’ll be a mini-series. Others think it could just be the movie. And there’s a possibility it’ll be “as is”, presented as a workprint or something similar; much like how Warner Brothers officially released the Blade Runner workprint cut on the five-disc Blu-ray set years ago, although this would be on HBO Max and not Blu-ray.

There is speculation that Zack Snyder may make some kind of announcement about this during his live Watch Party of “Man of Steel” he is hosting on his Vero social media account tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20 at 8.00am PDT.

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Superman2878
May 19, 2020 12:14 am

So is this confirmation, or is it still technically a rumor? And speaking of hashtags, does anyone know if there is a #SupermanRouthforHBOMax anywhere? I would definitely get behind that.

sundevil82
May 19, 2020 1:55 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Still a rumor at this point, but it’s gaining traction

Kal-Ed
May 19, 2020 4:41 am

It’s just a matter of time until we get official info of where and when it can be watched. I have a good feeling about this. While I enjoyed the theatrical cut as a live action Saturday morning cartoon, the snyder cut would probably become the Monday Night Raw version. Cautiously optimistic we will get delivered.

Superman2878
May 19, 2020 10:47 am

I have to ask these questions. If it does exist, will it be any good and how much additional footage of Cavill will there be in this film? Will his screen time be longer in this version than it is in the theatrical cut is what I’m really asking. I will watch it If it does come out. I always give any movie at least a fair chance. I thought JL was alright, but I didn’t like BvS. And I wasn’t a fan of MoS. That’s just my opinion. If others like that film, good for them. Everyone should have… Read more »

svillar13
May 19, 2020 11:18 am
Reply to  Superman2878

It’s 214 minutes long. 30% of what Snyder filmed actually made it to the theater. Everything else in the theater was all Joss Whedon.

Superman2878
May 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Reply to  svillar13

I see. So that means that there will be 70% more of Snyder’s film if I’m not mistaken.

svillar13
May 19, 2020 10:28 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Yep that’s what has me stoked. From what I understand it is essentially a different movie.

sundevil82
May 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I will definitely watch it if it comes out. I think at this point the real question is whether or not it will be a finished product or will be rough around the edges. I thought MOS was a good movie that had potential to be great. I felt it would have benefitted from having an additional writer, or even getting a couple of rewrites. BVS regressed Superman’s character development in my opinion. My biggest issue with the films is that they don’t give Superman anything to say… almost like they’re apologizing for his character by making him as generic… Read more »

redcape
May 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

I don’t have quite the same need for Superman needing more “chatty” dialog. But you’ve got to figure with all the JL hero’s in one movie, dialog would probably spread out among them. So I wouldn’t count on this version having him saying that much more.(I could be wrong though)

NeoRanger
May 20, 2020 3:15 am
Reply to  sundevil82

We disagree on BvS, we have vastly different opinions of what’s relevant to the character; but if you liked MoS (which I only did a little, personally), I strongly recommend you look for the “A Symbol of Hope” fanedit of the movie. It’s impressive how much changing the color, tweaking the score and re-cutting the film can shift the perception of the characters and their motivations. If you liked MoS, you’re likely to love that edit.

redcape
May 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

There will be some added footage to be sure. But the poorly handled resurrection of Superman in the JL we got isn’t in the same context. I would welcome that as I thought the way it was presented in the JL was poor,sloppy and about as unfinished as you could get.

But the bottom line for you is that you didn’t like either of the two previous Snyder attempts. Since this was done in the same fashion there’s almost no reason that you would have interest in seeing it.

Superman2878
May 19, 2020 8:52 pm
Reply to  redcape

Like I said before. I give every film a fair try. Just because I wasn’t a fan of the previous two films doesn’t mean that I won’t give this film the same fair treatment. And I’ll be the judge on what films interest me.

Superman2878
May 20, 2020 12:29 am
Reply to  Superman2878

redcape, I didn’t mean to come off as harsh in my last response. If I was, I apologize. I just don’t like it when people speak on my behalf. Even when it’s an assumption. I like to make up my own mind when I see a film. Ok, yes it’s true that I didn’t like the previous films. But I’m not going to let how I felt about them dictate on how I feel about the third one before I get the chance to see it. For all I know I might enjoy this film. But I won’t know until… Read more »

NeoRanger
May 20, 2020 3:11 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Good is relative. It’s unlikely that people who didn’t like Snyder’s previous movies will enjoy his JL. As for Henry, we might get more, likely we’ll get less or roughly the same. All of Henry’s scenes in the theatrical cut were reshoots, except the fight in the memorial with the rest of the League. It’s a longer cut in general, but as far as Superman is concerned, we’ll get entirely different footage of the character.

Superman2878
May 20, 2020 7:47 am
Reply to  NeoRanger

True good is relative, but like I said before, I won’t know how I feel about Zack’s JL until I see it. And that’s true for any movie I see as well. For all I know this could be something that I’ll enjoy. Or I might feel the same way about this film as I did with the previous two, but I won’t know until I see it. I like to give every movie that I see a fair chance.

Superman2878
May 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

And as I said before, I don’t like it whenever someone assumes about something on my behalf. It bothers me that someone would automatically think that I won’t like something before I get a chance to try it out for myself and form my own opinion. Yes I admit that I didn’t like the previous two films. That’s no secret. But there were parts of the theatrical cut of JL that I did find appealing. So maybe there’s a chance I might find something I like in Zack’s version as well. I’m just saying that I don’t like it whenever… Read more »

redcape
May 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I don’t think I was being “bossy” with a suggestion that if you or someone else that didn’t care for Snyder’s renditions of DC characters in the first two movies, would all of a sudden think his JL cut, which will be a continuation in style of BvS, would be well received. Over the last few years it would appear that with Snyder people either like what he does or don’t. There hasn’t appeared to be any middle ground. Looking at movie money, it looks like Zack’s cut wouldn’t have taken that much to complete. The WB saw his cut… Read more »

Superman2878
May 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Reply to  redcape

I didn’t say that you were bossy. I never said that. I’m saying that I don’t like people making assumptions on what I would like or not like in a movie. To do so, I believe may suggest that I’m not a fair person. If you like Zack’s Superman movies, good for you. I’m not a fan of his first two Superman movies thus far. And that’s ok. Everyone has a preference when it comes to Superman. But that doesn’t mean that I will automatically dismiss his JL before I get a chance to see it. I will say this… Read more »

MattComics
May 19, 2020 2:40 pm

I’m fine with Henry Cavill but going back to Snyder isn’t going to help anything and I don’t know there’s any real good way to dovetail his Superman out of the morass Snyder created.

redcape
May 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Come on…the morass he created?? At this point no ones looking for it to “help” anything expect possibly erasing some of the blotched crap-o-la that we got. But understanding your disliking of Snyder’s direction it would obviously be something you’re not going to spend time watching as it would be a direct continuation of what you never liked in the first place.

Kal-Ed
May 19, 2020 5:05 pm

My guess is that the film combines JL parts 1 & 2 together. Hence the 214 minute runtime. We can only guess that the vfx are not 100% polished but it will be watchable nevertheless…and most importantly…more scenes with Superman. I’d bet that the release date would commemorate with the film’s theatrical release date (November 2017)

svillar13
May 19, 2020 10:30 pm
Reply to  Kal-Ed

No it’s only one movie just a lot of it. This movie was filmed almost back to back with BvS.

Kal-Ed
May 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Reply to  svillar13

This just in….it will Premiere on HBO Max in 2021. Either as a whole movie or 4 Part miniseries 🙂

redcape
May 19, 2020 5:25 pm

We all have to figure Zack’s cut is going to be a continuation of BvS. And it’s going to be a first part of two in which the second part we will never see. But the point is….if you didn’t like what Zack had previously done then why waste your time? Your only going to complain about it. I want a DVD of this and am not willing to pay any more for any streaming service. If there’s any truth to the 20 mill it would have taken to finish it off then one can assume the rewrites and re-shoots… Read more »

svillar13
May 19, 2020 10:30 pm
Reply to  redcape

That leadership is gone. Ever since ATT took over.

sundevil82
May 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Reply to  svillar13

Good. Tsujihara was inept.

Superman2878
May 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

Who’s in charge now?

svillar13
May 20, 2020 12:37 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Ann Sarnoff she is the chair and CEO of Warner Bros now. She’s even commented on the Snyder Cut saying before all this craze, that if Zack has something workable that he should release it, or something along those lines.

Superman2878
May 20, 2020 7:52 am
Reply to  svillar13

I see

redcape
May 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Reply to  svillar13

The merger, so far hasn’t appeared to do us any favors. Almost the opposite.

Enigma2099
May 20, 2020 2:45 pm

Speaking for myself, and not a single **** will be given this day.