After more than three years of waiting, Zack Snyder’s Justice League finally arrives next month. And it’s not just US fans who get the chance to see the legendary Snyder Cut. The filmmaker has confirmed that his final cut of the film will be released worldwide the same day. On March 18, virtually everyone around the world will have the opportunity to see from the comfort of home what all the fuss was about.
Zack Snyder took to Twitter to break the news. It has already been confirmed that this new, much longer version of Justice League was due to arrive on HBO Max in the US on March 18. Now Snyder has revealed it will be available in most markets around the world through some form of digital offering, be it a streaming service, rental / purchase on demand or digital download. Here’s what Snyder had to say about it.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be available worldwide in all markets on the same day as in the US on March 18 via on-demand, digital download, linear or streaming. Platform availability depends on each territory (excluding China, France). and Japan, where release dates will be determined.) Additional details for specific markets will be announced shortly.
The only exceptions to this release are China, France and Japan. The studio says release dates in those countries have yet to be determined. What remains to be seen is whether or not the studio will invest in a theatrical release. Considering that the Snyder Cut will last nearly four hours, that would be challenging at the best of times. Considering how bad it still is at the till, it’s even more difficult. But Snyder teased that there are possible plans for some sort of theatrical release. Although that will likely happen at a later date.
This has all taken a long time. Zack Snyder left the production of Justice League in 2017. Joss Whedon stepped in to oversee extensive rewrites and re-shoots. The theatrical version therefore did not resemble what Snyder had originally intended. Fans soon started calling the studio for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. The relentless demand prompted Warner Bros. committed to giving Snyder millions to finish the film, which was far from finished. Only one new scene was shot, introducing Jared Leto’s Joker to the movie. We got a glimpse of that scene in the recent trailer.
Since Justice League lost a lot of money at the till, given the high budget, this seems at first sight a bad investment. The idea is to attract subscribers to HBO Max, which hasn’t really caught on in the way WarnerMedia had hoped since it launched last year. Considering how many fans are eager, or at least curious, to see this new version of the DC Comics superhero team, the hope is that the investment will pay off in subscriber dollars. You can view the announcement on Zack Snyder’s Twitter account.
Topics: Justice League, Snyder Cut, HBO Max, Streaming