It is officially, Warner Bros. has announced that the Snyder Cut version of Justice League is coming, and will make its debut on HBO Max in 2021. Since the release of the original cut of the film in theaters back in March 2018 die-hard fans have been pleading and demanding for what was deemed the “Snyder Cut” of the film.
Zack Snyder left the director’s chair of Justice League in May 2017 following a family tragedy. He was then replaced by Joss Whedon, who put his own spin on the film, and the changes he made to Justice League left many fans unhappy, leading to the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement.
The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut online movement gained attention and support when it started seeing the stars of the film itself, including Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, and Ben Affleck begin to support it.
Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa has been a loud supporter of releasing the alternate cut of the film.
‘Release the f-cking Snyder Cut!’ — Jason Momoa is still campaigning
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Reports have said that the iconic DC Comics villain Darkseid was originally going to play a larger role in Snyder’s version of the film, setting him up for a role in further DCEU films. With the plans of the DCEU seemingly unclear currently, it will be interesting to see if Darkseid plays a role in the new cut of the film.
Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.