The fan campaign has won the day … the Snyder Cut is COMING!!
At long last. It’s finally happening!
Today during a Watch Party for his 2013 Superman movie Man Of Steel, director Zack Snyder has revealed that his long-awaited cut of Justice League is coming to HBO Max in 2021! Fans have been calling for its release for years and now it’s finally happening. The endless campaigning has paid off and today Warner Bros. and HBO Max have confirmed it!
HBO Max will be the place to watch Zack Snyder’s vision of Justice League in its entirety. Unfortunately, there is no mention of whether the supposed two-film story arc will be released as it was intended, as a six-part series or as an epic 4-hour plus extravaganza – However, it has been revealed that Snyder is now reassembling key members of the original production crew to score, cut, and finish old visual effects. Snyder also can bring the cast back to record additional dialogue as well as other contributions. (via THR)
Here’s Warner Media’s official press release:
“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,” said Snyder.
“Since I got here 14 months ago, the chant to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been a daily drumbeat in our offices and inboxes. Well, the fans have asked, and we are thrilled to finally deliver. At the end of the day, it really is all about them and we are beyond excited to be able to release Zack’s ultimate vision for this film in 2021. This could never have happened if it weren’t for the hard work and combined efforts of the teams at HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer.
“When Zack and Debbie shared the extraordinary vision of where Zack wanted to take Justice League, my team and our counterparts at Warner Bros. took it as a mission to solve the many issues that stood in the way,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer at HBO Max, President, TNT, TBS and truTV. “Thanks to the partnership at Warner Bros. and the relentless pursuit of the entire WarnerMax team we are able to deliver this incredibly exciting moment for Zack, the fans and HBO Max.”
“Thanks to the efforts of a lot of people, we’re excited to bring fans this highly anticipated version of Justice League,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “This feels like the right time to share Zack’s story, and HBO Max is the perfect platform for it. We’re glad the creative planets aligned, allowing us to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.”
In terms of resources, one source close to the project has suggested a figure of $20 million to complete the project, but another party has ventured that it could cost the studio upward of $30 million to achieve Snyder’s original vision.
“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie. “You probably saw one-fourth of what I did.” Zack Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the project’s official reveal. And if that isn’t enough to send you into delirium, Zack Snyder posted a suitably celebratory new poster for the project on his official Twitter account. Check it out below:
It is high time the fans are rewarded with the cut they deserve and an artist’s vision be shown as intended. Despite offering some wonderful moments, Justice League was far from what the audience was expecting and I feel the time is perfect for both versions to be made available for the public to dissect and scrutinize to our heart’s content. With the continuity of the “Snyder-Verse” now dissolved, releasing the “Snyder Cut” will do no harm to the current crop of DC movies filling multiplexes around the world and would undoubtedly boost the revenue stream for Warner Bros and HBO Max.
Congratulations Snyder fans – and bravo Warner Bros. Fan power has won the day.
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