‘Zack Synder’s Justice League’ On HBO New streaming service
Director Zack Snyder announced the big news today alongside Superman actor, Henry Cavill. The announcement took place after a viewing party of Man Of Steel.
The Hollywood Reporter interview which Snyder reveals that the film will “be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will launch in 2021 on the HBO new streaming service.
“With the new platform and streaming services, you can have something like this,” Snyder’s wife Deborah, a producer on the film, adds in the interview.
“You can’t release something like this theatrically, but you could with a streaming service. It’s an opportunity that wasn’t there two years ago, to be honest.”
“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,” Zack Snyder said in a statement.
The reason Snyder changed his original vision for The Justice League away from the Knightmare plot was the reaction to Batman Vs. Superman, which was panned by critics and didn’t sit much better with moviegoers.
Zack Snyder originally planned on The Justice League being a four hour superhero epic. When personal tragedy struck, he bowed out of the project which was finished by Avengers director, Joss Whedon (though some believe Snyder was fired from the project).
The final product was . . .not good, to say the least. It’s always difficult to juggle two very different visions of a story, something the new Star Wars trilogy illustrates rather well.
The Snyder Cut itself wasn’t even the first version Snyder had put together. The original script, by Chris Terrio and Snyder, was darker and focused more on the Knightmare from Batman vs. Superman—the scene with an evil Superman ruling over a post-apocalyptic world that Bruce Wayne sees when he briefly encounters the Flash.
That plot was largely removed for the Snyder Cut, with Steppenwolf taking over as the main villain after being quickly removed from Suicide Squad.
Snyder’s ultimate goal was to make three Justice League films, with the final of the three focusing largely on the Knightmare scenario and the second film ending in our heroes’ defeat.
This is more TV time come 2021.