LOS ANGELES: A previously unreleased version of 2017 superhero movie ‘Justice League’ by director Zack Snyder will debut on the HBO Max streaming service in 2021.
Zack Snyder oversaw filming of ‘Justice League’ which brought together DC Comics heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and others. The director had put together a cut of the movie before he stepped aside to deal with a family tragedy.
‘Avengers’ director Joss Whedon took over in post-production to oversee reshoots and complete editing but the final product drew lackluster reviews.
Fans have speculated that they would like Snyder’s version better and lauched a years-long campaign. #ReleaseTheSnyderCut became a trending hashtag starting in 2017 and remained popular worldwide.
“The fans have asked, and we are thrilled to finally deliver,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer division.
The film will launch HBO Max on May 27. ‘Justice League’ stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Actors Jason Momoa and Henry Cavill have expressed their excitement the announcement to the release of Zack Snyder’s version of ‘Justice League”.
The actors used their social media accounts to celebrate use decision to release the unreleased version of the film. “Ladies and Gents, it finally happened. The Snyder cut will be out next year!” Cavill wrote as he shared the cut’s poster.
“Now, I know there have been two camps over the whole Snyder Cut thing and whether it will ever happen for a while. Just remember, we all get to have more Justice League now, it’s a win-win. So, be nice to each other. Big congratulations to you, Mr. Snyder!”
In the comments, his co-star Momoa wrote, “Love u bro excited for the world to see”, before sharing a post on his own Instagram page. “Finally it’s happening. your welcome (sic). justice served. all my aloha to everyone who made this happen. all the fans. we love you. ALOHA,” he added.