Zack Snyder’s Justice League Snyder Cut, starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher among others, will release on 18 March 2021 (3.18.21) on HBO Max. Here is what will we see next and what we know so far.
The Snyder Cut of 2017’s Justice League is now confirmed releasing in March on OTT streaming service HBO Max. There is no word yet on its international release (HBO Max is available only in the US right now). But the real excitement, particularly among Zack Sndyer fans, is rocket-high all around the world.
The Snyder Cut exists because the director’s fans unrelentingly competed for it on social media. It is meant to be Snyder’s original version of DC’s answer to The Avengers.
Snyder had left the project before finishing it, and the job was given to Joss Whedon. Many DC fans and critics condemned the theatrical version.
But what is the big fuss and how different is Zack Snyder’s Justice League Snyder Cut?
Here are some super cool things you can expect in the Justice League Snyder Cut:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be 4h long
Since a lot of footage, including some shown in the trailers, did not make it to the final cut, we are going to see lots of new stuff. Additionally, new footage was shot specifically for Snyder Cut.
More Detailed Afterstories for Arthur Curry, Barry Allen, and Victor Stone
We will see more of The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman in Snyder Cut. One of the major complaints about Justice League was that apart from the big three --- Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. Other superheroes and supporting characters were not fleshed out and were thinly written. It appears Snyder Cut will address this issue.
New characters In Snyder Cut
Iris West, Jimmy Olsen, Nuidis Vulko (played by Willem Dafoe, who later appeared in Aquaman), Martian Manhunter (Calvin Swanwick had played the character who was supposed to debut as a shape-shifting alien in Snyder Cut) and more characters were removed from the theatrical version. They will be given screen time in Snyder Cut.
Desaad And Darkseid’s Appearance
Due to the two hour mandate (given by former Warner Bros chairman Kevin Tsujihara), entire characters like Darkseid and his lieutenant Desaad were left on the cutting room floor. The two aliens appeared in a flashback scene in which the forces of earth fought off Darkseid.
It was Steppenwolf who replaced Darkseid in the scene that ended up in the theatrical cut, and Desaad was not included.
Get Ready For Originally Shot Superman Scenes
Much of Superman’s screen time in the theatrical cut was reshot, thus the imperfect moustache removal using CGI (which led to moustache-gate). The Snyder Cut will include originally shot scenes, and that includes the black Superman suit.
Get ready 2021 pic.twitter.com/HeY3pluAx4— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) December 31, 2020
Justice League: The Final Battle
The final battle between the Justice League and Steppenwolf was entirely redone in the theatrical version with a weird, scarlet color scheme that put off many. The Snyder Cut will have the final battle in the original color tone.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League Snyder Cut will release on March 18 on HBO Max.