Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph’s exclusive interview with Zack Snyder about his Snyder Cut aka Zack Snyder’s Justice League hitting HBO Max 2021! Zack Snyder’s Justice League, originally known unofficially as the ” Snyder Cut ” by fans, is the alternate vision of the 2017 film Justice League with material only directed by Zack Snyder accompanied by a script from Chris Terrio. The completed project will premiere on HBO Max in 2021.
The theatrical Justice League, released by Warner Bros. in 2017, suffered a difficult production. Its script underwent major changes before and during production between 2016 and 2017. In May 2017, Snyder stepped down during post-production following the death of his daughter, and Whedon took over, completing the film as an uncredited director. Whedon oversaw reshoots and other changes that added a brighter tone and more humor, and cut the runtime down to 120 minutes in accordance with a mandate from Warner Bros. The theatrical Justice League was a box-office disappointment and received mixed reviews, leading Warner Bros. to re-evaluate the future of the DCEU and focus development on individual films.
As details surfaced about the film’s troubled production and its state before Snyder stepped down, many fans expressed interest in an alternate cut more faithful to Snyder’s vision. Fans and members of the cast and crew petitioned for the release of this, which they nicknamed the Snyder Cut. At the time, industry insiders regarded the release as unlikely. However, Warner Bros. decided to move ahead with it in February 2020; the following May, Snyder announced that the original cut would be released as Zack Snyder’s Justice League via the streaming service HBO Max. The restoration will cost $20–30+ million to complete the visual effects, score, and editing.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is scheduled to be released around early to mid-2021 on HBO Max.