Justice League Snyder Cut: Deborah Snyder reveal details behind surprising HBO Max release
After yesterday’s major turn of events for all DC Fans around the world, many are still reeling in with happiness and disbelief as the highly-anticipated Justice League Snyder Cut will finally see the day of light with its forthcoming premiere on HBO Max in 2021. The announcement was soon then followed by the release of new details on how things went behind Warner Bros. game-changing decision.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, producer Deborah Snyder has revealed the reason why the long-awaited cut is much better suited for an HBO Max release rather than a theatrical run. “With the new platform and streaming services, you can have something like this,” She said. “You can’t release something like this theatrically, but you could with a streaming service. It’s an opportunity that wasn’t there two years ago, to be honest.”
She added, “This movie was the culmination of a hero’s journey that all these characters went on. And the idea was always to build them up to be the heroes people expected them to be. What’s so lovely about this is that we get to explore these characters in ways that you’re not able to in a shorter theatrical version.”
Deborah Snyder has also commented that now is indeed the right time to finish the cut, revealing that this project will definitely benefit their post-production crew whose some work have been affected by the ongoing global pandemic. “People thought, ‘It won’t be possible to ramp up, and that maybe this should go on the back burner.’ But we said, ‘No, this is the right time’ because our visual effects houses that rely on so much are running out of work, so now is the time to be doing this.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will reportedly cost around $20-30 million in order to properly finish the editing and visual effects of the director’s original vision. The original post-production crew is also expected to return along with the cast members to record additional dialogue for the cut.
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist 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.
Justice League, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Affleck as Batman, Cavill as Superman, Gadot as Wonder Woman, Momoa as Aquaman, Miller as The Flash, Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.[Gallery not found]