Although the films in the DC universe have not been as successful as many expected, many fans still believe there are more opportunities to do things right. This is the case with Justice League, which was heavily criticized by fans and did not do well at the box office. Since its release, people have been campaigning for the release of the extended version of the film directed by Zack Snyder, who had to retire from directing due to personal problems.
Ever since Justice League fans began demanding Snyder’s version multiple times, the responses they have received made it seem like we would never get a chance to see the extended version of the film. But HBO Max just shook things up. From the Twitter account of Warner Bros. and HBO’s streaming platform, it was confirmed that the extended version of the Justice League will arrive in 2021, which is certainly great news for any fan in the DC universe.
Using the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, the same one that has been used for all these years, HBO Max communicated the news through its social networks, announcing that the premiere will be in 2021. According to the IndieWire site, Snyder thanked “HBO MAX and Warner Brothers for this courageous gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true vision to be realized. Also, a special thanks to everyone involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this possible.”
— HBO Max (@hbomax) May 20, 2020
The new version would cost between $20 and $30 million and can be released as a 4-hour movie or as a series of several chapters. Of course, we’ll be counting on Snyder to fine-tune special effects details and redo some scenes with the original actors.