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In November 2017, Warner Brothers released Justice League, which was intended to rival Marvel’s Avengers movie, but instead becoming a box office disappointment. In part, the movie suffered from a lack of cohesion. Zack Snyder, the film’s original director, was forced to depart the project following a family tragedy and Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the project. However, the directors took somewhat different approaches to the material, so the movie plays like two different movies smashed together.
Almost immediately, a contingent of fans began protesting the movie with the hashtag #ReleaseTheSynderCut urging WB to allow Zack Snyder to release the film as he intended. After years of posts, tweets, and other desperate pleas, WB called Uncle. As reported in the Hollywood Reporter, Snyder will be given between $30 million and $40 million to complete his version, which is slated to premiere on HBO Max, the company’s new streaming service, in 2021.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 20, 2020
And maybe it can mark an improvement on a movie that seriously underdelivered.
Zack Snyder’s The Justice League will debut on HBO Max in 2021.
I’m Evan Rook.