It’s finally happening—director Zack Snyder’s cut of the 2017 superhero film Justice League will finally be released on HBO Max in 2021.
Fans have been campaigning for years for DC Film’s Justice League to offer Zack Snyder’s cut of the film which saw Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Superman share the same screen.
Snyder made the news on Wednesday during a live Q&A following a virtual screening of his Henry Cavill-led Superman film Man of Steel.
Snyder completed most of the work on Justice League before having to step away from post-production after a family tragedy. Warner Bros brought in Joss Whedon, helmer of The Avengers, to finish the project and many believe that Snyder envisioned a darker take on the film.
The film was reported to budget at $300 million and it grossed over $650 million worldwide, but was not popular among critics and was perceived as a miss.
#ReleaseTheSnyderCut was started by fans online and in November 2019, Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot, kicked the campaign into overdrive by tweeting the hashtag with a grayscale still from the film and Affleck, Snyder, and Jason Momoa shortly followed.