It’s been a long time coming and might be seen as a resounding triumph for the dedicated fans who were determined to see Snyder’s original vision for the DC Extended Universe blockbuster. After the director dropped out of the production, Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the Justice League movie but its 2017 release was overshadowed by underwhelming box office returns, and fan and critical discontent. Snyder has been giving interviews recently about the upcoming four-part reboot but had been careful to avoid spilling release date details – until now.
The director was chatting with a fan, discussing the previous theatrical big-screen release.
Not only did he let slip the new version’s release date, but he also made his feelings very clear about the contentious hybrid of his and Whedon’s work which Warner Bros released three years ago.
Snyder said: “I understand and of course respect your feelings and I just hope I can wipe that version out of existence with what you see in March.”
So, it’s official now that fans in the US have just a few months to wait to see the Snyder Cut streamed on HBO Max, but what does that mean for the rest of the world?
Fans, while excited, rightly pointed out there has been no clarification on what will happen in territories where there is no HBO Max yet.
One wrote: “HBO Max is not worldwide yet. It’s a huge problem.”
Warner Bros TV shows like Teen Titans have been shown in the UK on Netflix, while major HBO shows like Game of Thrones have been aired on Sky TV over here.
Snyder has also been busy promising fans the upcoming limited series will honour his original intentions for the storyline with dark, adult themes and language, and incredible actions scenes.
Snyder has also made his feelings clear on Warner Bros’ recent statement that all their projected movies for 2021 would be released simultaneously online and in cinemas.
He suggested the move: “wasn’t 100 percent thought out. I feel like there’s a lot of people panicking during COVID. I hope that, in the end, that’s what this was — some sort of knee-jerk to COVID and not some sort of greater move to disrupt the theatrical experience.”
However, in the case of his own project, the reverse is looking like to happen with its small screen release being expanded into theatres: “I’m a huge fan and a big supporter of the cinematic experience, and we’re already talking about Justice League playing theatrically at the same time it’s coming to HBO Max.”
Since the limited series will comprise of 60-minute episodes, this suggests the tantalising prospect of a four-hour movie in cinemas.
Published at Thu, 17 Dec 2020 16:46:00 +0000