Justice League is one of the most popular movies in the DCEU (DC Extended Universe), but not for good reasons. An attempt to bring together the handful superheroes in the DC Universe, 2017's Justice League was a failure. Created on a budget of $300 million, Justice League didn't excite fans, leaving them wanting for more. The original director of the DC film, Zack Snyder, has confirmed he will release his own cut of Justice League, after years of fan petitions. Here are the details.
First, some backstory. Zack Snyder was the original director of Justice League, but had to leave in the middle of the film due to a family tragedy. Next in command, Joss Whedon took over and ended up changing a few elements and increasing the movie's budget.
Justice League flopped at the box office, and ever since fans have been hopeful that Snyder releases his cut, hoping it must be the ideal one. #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been trending on social media on-and-off for past two years.
WHAT TO EXPECT from Justice League Snyder Cut
Firstly, the biggest thing about this cut is the length. This will now make it a 4-hour-long Justice League, which might also be released in the form of 6 episodes of a miniseries. This is much longer when compared to the 2-hour runtime of the released film.
Justice League Snyder Cut will be released exclusively on HBO MAX, the latest streaming platform, sometime next year. For this, HBO will be investing about $20-30 million more on the production of the movie. This will likely go towards visual effects, dubbing, and certain reshoots.
While it is believed that most of Justice League was Snyder's work, the director has refused saying major elements were later added by Joss Whedon. If we are to go by his words, a substantial shift in the script might be part of this cut.
However, don't get your hopes too high. Zack Snyder is the director of mediocre DCEU movies like Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which weren't appreciated by critics and audiences alike. So, expecting the Snyder Cut of Justice League to be 'great' might be too premature.