Warner Bros. has reportedly agreed to support Zack Snyder for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, and the Snyder Cut’s version of 2017’s Justice League will be released exclusively to HBO Max in 2021.
#ReleaseTheSnyderCut flooded on the Internet after Justice League’s original director Zack Snyder revealed that there existed his version of the Justice League. However, he later affirmed that it was in Warner Bros.’s hands whether to release the director’s cut or not. Since then, the Internet has been keeping with the trend, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, which prompted the original actors to talk about fan-campaign.
Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher—the actors who played Batman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg in Justice League—all came in support of releasing the Snyder’s Cut and reportedly tweeted the hashtag on Twitter. The Aquaman, aka Jason Momoa, even posted online asking to release the darker version of the Justice League as soon as possible. Momoa also claimed that he had seen the Snyder Cut, and he wants the fandom to watch as well.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) May 20, 2020
The unexpected opportunity to watch the Snyder Cut became realistic after Snyder announced in a live Q&A Wednesday after the screening of 2013’s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavil. The reports claimed that the original film crew would return to complete the visual effects and the apparent final cut. Warner Bros. Pictures will provide all the resources that are retired in the completion of the movie.
The chairman of WME, Robert Greenblatt, mentioned that he was thrilled to know that Warner Bros. can deliver the Snyder Cut. Zack Snyder also thanked Warner Bros., HBO Max, fans, and all those involved in the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement. The Snyder Cut requires few additional records and visual effects before the final release, which will cost around $20 to $30 million.
Justice League was made in a budget of $300 million and collected around $657.9 million at the box office. Snyder reportedly worked in the majority of film’s production but left the post-production due to family tragedy back in 2016. The Avengers director Joss Whedon took the job and delivered the film, which received mixed reviews from the critics and fans.