A re-cut version of 2017’s Justice League will be released on HBO Max in 2021.
The news follows an internet campaign which demanded original director Zack Snyder’s edit of the film, rather than Ross Whedon’s, which made it into theatres.
Snyder had to step away towards the end of filming Justice League due to a family tragedy. The Avengers director Whedon then stepped in to finish the project, which many fans say steered the movie in a more light-hearted direction and didn’t align visually with initial teasers and the tonal vision Snyder had for the film.
— Justice League Movie (@justiceleaguewb) May 20, 2020
After the release and lacklustre reception, the #ReleasetheSnyderCut campaign grew momentum, urging Warner Bros. and DC to let fans see Snyder’s original film without the infamous cinematography and tonal changes.
HBO Max begins service in the US on 27 May for $14.99 (R270) per month, with plans to roll it out globally in the future.
You can check out our review of Justice League, as well as some thoughts on where a possible Justice League sequel could go. Maybe the release of the Snyder Cut will motivate WB to kick the Justice League 2 plans into action?