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Zack Snyder's director's cut of `Justice League.` (Image courtesy of WarnerMedia)
Zack Snyder's director's cut of "Justice League." (Image courtesy of WarnerMedia)

Zack Snyder releases tease for the director's cut of 'Justice League,' coming to HBO Max in 2021


Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 10:50 pm

Snyder released the tease at the DC Fandome event

Zack Snyder released a tease for his director’s cut of “Justice League” on Saturday as part of the 24-hour-only DC Fandome event.

In May, after global passionate fan calls to action and the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures announced the new streamer would exclusively world premiere Snyder’s version of the Warner Bros. Pictures/DC feature film “Justice League” in 2021.

Snyder surprised fans with the news during a live online commentary of his film “Man of Steel” with Henry Cavill.

A press release said, “#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.”

At that time, Snyder said, “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.”

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.”

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, story by Terrio and 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.

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