Warner Bros. to Release the Snyder Cut of ‘Justice League’ on HBO Max

It’s finally happening! Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced they will be releasing Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League next year on HBO Max.

Since its theatrical release in 2018, Justice League fans and the director himself have pushed for the release of Snyder’s original vision before unfortunate circumstances led to Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers) taking hold of and completing the project. Petitions have been signed and tweets have been tweeted with the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut all in support of the film’s release, all while Snyder continued to add fuel to fires by releasing potential screenshots from the cut on his Vero profile.

In response to this recent news, Snyder made the following statement:

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.

HBO Max is set to debut this May 27th with over 600 films, although Zack Snyder’s Justice League, as it’s being dubbed, won’t release on the platform until 2021. Apparently the extra time is needed to actually complete the cut including editing, rescoring, adding and improving visual effects, and maybe even rerecording dialogue from some of the film’s actors, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While a full figure hasn’t been divulged some sources say the the complete cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League may cost Warner Bros. anywhere between $20 million to $30 million. The final cut “will be an entirely new thing” according to Snyder, “especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie.”

Are you excited to finally see Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max next year? There hasn’t been word on a blu-ray release as of yet, but should the studio pour some more money into that as well? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

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