The notorious Snyder Cut of Justice League finally has a premiere release date in a couple of months, thank god.
Years of speculation and thousands of jokes are almost at an end. According to Variety, Zack Snyder and HBO Max announced this week that Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be available to stream on March 18th.
You know the messy history by now but here’s a refresher anyway: Justice League was Snyder’s baby before he had to leave the project because of family issues. The much-maligned Joss Whedon stepped in for reshoots, completed the movie, and watched it become a critical and commercial flop.
Fans weren’t going to let the dust settle though and started clamouring for a second cut of the movie that would skew closer to Snyder’s original vision.
2020 then brought the exciting news from HBO that they would hand Snyder a boatload of money to finish his version of the movie.
Unsurprisingly, his Justice League will probably be a lot darker than Whedon’s. It’s also ridiculously long, running for four hours (maybe it’s better watching it at home instead of the cinema then, avoiding toilet break issues).
While announcing the release date, WarnerMedia and HBO Max also provided an updated plot summary alongside three enticing new posters.
The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
So get March 18th marked on your calendars. It might be amazing, it might be terrible, but it’ll be a spectacle regardless.