Earlier this week, HBO Max unveiled the first clip from #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, the version of “Justice League” helmed by Zack Snyder.
A recent press release said, “After global passionate fan calls to action and the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures announced … that it will exclusively world premiere Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the Warner Bros. Pictures/DC feature film ‘Justice League’ in 2021.”
It noted, “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut first became a passionate rallying social media cry among fans in 2017 and has not let up. From countless press articles and hundreds of thousands of social media mentions, it became a powerful global movement among cinephiles and comic book fans.”
“I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality,” Snyder said.
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of Warner Media entertainment and direct-to-consumer, said, “Since I got here 14 months ago, the chant to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been a daily drumbeat in our offices and inboxes. Well, the fans have asked, and we are thrilled to finally deliver. At the end of the day, it really is all about them and we are beyond excited to be able to release Zack’s ultimate vision for this film in 2021. This could never have happened if it weren’t for the hard work and combined efforts of the teams at HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures.”
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS and truTV, said, “When Zack and Debbie shared the extraordinary vision of where Zack wanted to take ‘Justice League,’ my team and our counterparts at Warner Bros. took it as a mission to solve the many issues that stood in the way. Thanks to the partnership at Warner Bros. and the relentless pursuit of the entire WarnerMax team we are able to deliver this incredibly exciting moment for Zack, the fans and HBO Max.”
Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said, “Thanks to the efforts of a lot people, we’re excited to bring fans this highly anticipated version of ‘Justice League.’ This feels like the right time to share Zack’s story, and HBO Max is the perfect platform for it. We’re glad the creative planets aligned, allowing us to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.”
In “Justice League,” fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes – Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash – it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
The “Justice League” screenplay is by Chris Terrio, with story by Terrio and Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Jim Rowe, Ben Affleck, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto and Terrio.
HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer offering that launched May 27.