There’s plenty to be excited about for Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League, from the promised appearance of Darkseid and untapped development of Superman’s arc, to the return of Joe Manganiello and Jared Leto as Deathstroke and The Joker respectively. The release window was announced to be 2021 in a trailer dropped on Justice League‘s third anniversary, but an exact premiere date was not known. Now, new information about the movie has surfaced, with Snyder himself lending confirmation to its debut month: March 2021.
The reveal came to light of Snyder’s response to a fan on Vero, who asked to destroy all previous versions of Justice League. “I understand and of course respect your feelings and I just hope that I can wipe that Version out of existence with you see in March,” the director responded, effectively dropping stealthy confirmation of the movie’s opening date on HBO Max.
It remains unclear if the Snyder Cut, as the man’s version is often referred to, will be released in theatres, but the possibility shouldn’t be ruled out. Snyder has also previously highlighted the possibility of an ‘R’ rating, which is currently awaiting approval from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Bringing theatrical works concurrently to both HBO Max and cinemas is a change that Warner Bros. will be adopting for 2021. Apart from Justice League, the company’s movie slate is set to include other highly-anticipated titles such as Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake and The Matrix 4 as well – a move that has invited the disappointment and discontent of industry professionals like Christopher Nolan, whose title,Tenet, will also be heading for HBO’s streamer.
Snyder, however, feels otherwise. “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,” he said. “So weirdly, it’s the reverse [of the trend].”
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