DCEU fans who have been using the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut on social media are finally getting what they’ve been asking for in years! The director’s cut of the Justice League film from 2017 is officially coming to HBO Max.
Director Zack Snyder confirmed the news on social media, with a poster teasing its 2021 release.
The film brought together the famed Justice League heroes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Cyborg to save the planet from the super villain Steppenwolf, who seeks immense power emanating from Earth.
During filming, a family tragedy prompted Snyder to step down as director of the film. The Avengers filmmaker Joss Wheadon then took his place to shoot additional scenes and oversee the editing.
It was the next big step in tying the DC Extended Universe together after Batman V Superman, but it ended up getting low ratings. Today, it has a measly score of 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.4/10 rating on IMDB.
Still, fans believe that Snyder’s vision for the film was not justified in the final output, and for years they’ve been campaigning to get the director’s cut released. And now they’re having it!
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