ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Could Be Hitting HBO Max Next Year Much Sooner Than Anticipated
We know that Zack Snyder's Justice League is coming to HBO Max next year, but comments from WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar points to the DC Comics movie hitting the streaming service sooner than expected...
It's been over three years since Joss Whedon's version of Justice League arrived in theaters, and you don't need us to tell you about the response to the movie. Now, after years of campaigning, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement has paid off, and Zack Snyder's Justice League is set to hit HBO Max next year (where it's likely to be presented as a four-part miniseries).
Following the news that every single one of Warner Bros.' 2021 theatrical releases will simultaneously debut on the streaming service next year, a blog post (via Collider) from WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar hints that the fabled "Snyder Cut" could be heading our way sooner than expected.
"[On] the subject of HBO Max, there are so many amazing HBO original series and Max originals I’m excited about," he started. "The Tiger Woods HBO documentary arriving in January is incredible. And this little thing called Zack Snyder’s Justice League coming in a few months as well. Oh, and the return of Succession and the highly-anticipated Friends Reunion."
We also have a great new crime drama coming called No Sudden Move from Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh. And then there is Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet. Plus, the new Gossip Girl, which I think is going to make so many fans go crazy (in a good way)."
So, Zack Snyder's Justice League is coming "in a few months"?
That could mean we'll be watching it as soon as February/March, which is an exciting prospect. It would make sense for Warner Bros. to have a new trailer ready to debut alongside Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day, and the marketing campaign will almost certainly start to pick up in due course.
We'll keep you updated!
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epic GIFs from the latest Justice League trailer!
10. Enter Uxas
Darkseid is expected to appear at the end of the movie after the League defeat Steppenwolf, but most of his screentime will seemingly be devoted to that "history lesson."
Arriving on Earth and engaging in a heated battle with men, Atlanteans, and Amazons, this shot features Uxas unleashing the Anti-Life Equation, though something tells us that he won't be defeated quite as easily as Steppenwolf was in Joss Whedon's theatrical cut of Justice League.
9. Superman Returns
What a beautiful sight to behold.
Heading into Justice League, all fans really wanted was to see was Henry Cavill decked out in his black costume. Now, Snyder is making that a reality with The Snyder Cut, and it couldn't be better.
We're assuming he'll be back in the red and blue by the time all is said and done, but another part of the trailer confirmed that Kal-El wears this while flying into battle against Steppenwolf.
8. The Hall Of Justice
Justice League: The Snyder Cut will take us back to that "Knightmare" future, and there are a lot of great Easter Eggs in this shot from the trailer. Aquaman's trident can be seen alongside Wonder Woman's shield and the portrait of Thomas Wayne from Wayne Manor.
Most intriguing is The Joker playing card which blows across the screen; is that the same one the Dark Knight attached to his gun in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's flashforward?
7. Iris West
We have no idea whether Kiersey Clemons will still play Iris West in The Flash, but there have been rumblings Warner Bros. is now looking for a different actress to take on the role in the DCEU.
Her Iris will be part of The Snyder Cut, however, as is evident from this visually striking scene with Barry Allen racing into action to save her. Clearly, this is her first exposure to the Scarlet Speedster.
DeSaad was created by Jack Kirby in Fourth World and is based loosely on the Marquis de Sade. He's Darkseid's chief torturer and was taken in by the villain as a child (where he was twisted into becoming the unhinged psychopathic monster you see depicted in the GIF above).
His role in Justice League: The Snyder Cut is unlikely to be much more than a cameo, but spending some time on Apokolips promises to be very revealing and a big deal for fans of The New Gods.
5. Enter The Speed Force
Zack Snyder has previously indicated that the Flash will make use of time-travel in this version of Justice League, and it seems as if this is the moment Barry Allen enters the Speed Force.
It's likely a moment which comes during the final battle against Steppenwolf, likely after Cyborg tries and fails to turn the Mother Boxes against the League's foe. This is no doubt supposed to lay the groundwork for when the hero travels back from that desolate future to warn Batman of what's to come.
4. The Death Of Superman
Zack Snyder has confirmed that his version of Justice League will revisit the moment Superman died at the hands of Doomsday, and this appears to be exactly that.
Presumably, this moment is going to be used to explain how the Man of Steel is able to return from the dead as the way things played out in the theatrical cut felt like they had probably been simplified by Joss Whedon. This is a beautifully shot sequence regardless.
3. Badass Batman
This is a minor moment in the trailer released during DC FanDome on Saturday, but it's one fans have responded to in a big way. That's likely because it reminds them so much of the comics.
After all, the Caped Crusader using his gauntlets to deflect these blasts from the Parademons is undeniably badass, and shows that as, even just a man, Batman is a worthy, formidable part of the team. With any luck, the Caped Crusader will be a more proactive part of this final battle.
2. Silas Stone's Demise
There are some big moments in this trailer, including Superman's clash with Steppenwolf and the moment we get to see the redesigned version of that villain (he looks so much better here).
However, this is a far more emotional part of the teaser, and confirms that Dr. Silas Stone dies in Justice League: The Snyder Cut. It's a powerful, impressively shot sequence which brings back memories of the way Jon Osterman became Dr. Manhattan in 2008's Watchmen movie.
1. The Justice League Assembles
The theatrical version of Justice League contained a team shot, but this one is so much better.
Superman is decked out in his black suit, and the reason the heroes are standing there isn't just because it looks cool...it's because they're about to board the Flying Fox (which is more than likely piloted by Alfred Pennyworth in this lengthier, original cut of the DC Comics movie).
One of the most intriguing parts of Justice League: The Snyder Cut is what comes after this...