It has been a long journey for the Snyder Cut. What started as a rallying cry from fans who wanted to see Zack Snyder's original vision for Justice League is finally becoming a reality. The release date for the director's cut has been revealed along with its official title, synopsis, and three awesome posters.
The official Twitter account for Justice League has just shared three new posters for the upcoming director's cut. All of the posters confirm that the Snyder Cut will begin streaming on HBO Max on March 18. In addition to that, the official title of the movie will be Zack Snyder's Justice League.
The release date, title, and posters were not the only big things dropped by HBO Max. The official synopsis for the Snyder Cut was also revealed and it confirms that the movie will be completely different from the theatrical cut.
The official synopsis for Snyder Cut reads as follows:
"In Zack Snyder's Justice League, determined to ensure Superman's (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes."
"Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid, and their dreadful intentions."
In 2016, Zack Snyder stepped down from directing Justice League after his daughter's death. This led to Warner Bros. hiring Joss Whedon to finish post-production, but Whedon somehow changed the original film with new writing and additional footage.
Unfortunately, Joss Whedon's changes were not accepted warmly by fans. Although the 2017 theatrical cut of Justice League did pretty well in the box office, Warner Bros. still lost an estimated $60 million. In addition to that, there were mixed reviews as fans thought the movie didn't live up to their expectations.
Not surprisingly, Zack Snyder pointed out that the theatrical cut of Justice League wasn't what he originally wanted for the movie. When this was confirmed, fans began trending the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, and the rest is history.
United. #SnyderCut Streaming 3.18.21. pic.twitter.com/ufJzHGbtij — Zack Snyder's Justice League (@snydercut) January 29, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League will premiere on HBO Max on March 18, 2021.