As we inch closer and closer to the Snyder Cut of Justice League, which is set to hit HBO Max in March, it is now being revealed that plans for it being a 4 part mini-series have been nixed. It will now be one massive 4-hour film. When the project was still coming together behind the scenes last year, it was initially reported that Zack Snyder’s Justice League would arrive as a four-part miniseries. Given its length, and considering that would provide more juice for HBO Max, spreading it out over a few weeks, that seems to make sense. But Snyder has now declared that will not be the case.
Since HBO Max is dropping Warner Bros entire 2021 film slate on the streaming service, the higher ups probably feel they don’t have to stretch out the Director’s cut of the superhero film. Especially when the higher ups at WB also referred to this cut of the film “a road that leads to nowhere.” Meaning, don’t expect the studio to embrace Snyder’s dark take on the DC heroes to be the future of DC films.
WarnerMedia ultimately shelled out another $70 million or more for him to finish his vision, including some reshoots. One could argue it wouldn’t suit his vision to release it as a series. Snyder has also stated that the hope is to give this new version a theatrical release, which will likely be R-rated.
This four-hour cut will contain only about 25 percent of footage that we have seen previously. The rest will be new. This will include major changes, such as the inclusion of the villain Darkseid, more of Ray Fisher‘s Cyborg, and even Jared Leto‘s Joker. We are also going to see Martian Manhunter, as portrayed by Harry Lenix, and more of Joe Manganiello‘s Deathstroke.