20 May, 2020
Wow, DC fans should be jumping up and down right about now. Director Zack Snyder announced he plans to release his own director's cut of the superhero movie Justice League.
If you recall, Snyder had to bow out of completing the film due to a family emergency, leaving what many fans thought was a sub-par version to be released in 2017. Almost immediately, a movement started on social to have the filmmaker’s original cut be made available, using the hashtag #ReleasetheSnyderCut.
Well, that time has finally come. Snyder revealed at the end of an online screening of his 2013 movie, Man of Steel, on Wednesday that yes, he did do his own cut of the movie and now he’ll release it in on HBO Max, the WarnerMedia digital streaming service launching May 27.
"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," Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter, noting that, to this day, he has not watched the version released in theaters.
How it will come to us in glorious form is still up in the air. It could be a four-hour epic or it might be split up into six “chapters,” but according to THR, the filmmaker is bringing back much of their original postproduction crew to score, cut, add new and finish old visual effects. Plus, he may also have many of the actors return to record additional dialogue, which includes Ben Affleck (“Batman”), Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), Henry Cavill (“Superman”), Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), Ezra Miller (“The Flash”) and Ray Fisher (“Cyborg”).
Let’s just say, I’d be very curious to see what Snyder’s take on it will be!