The “full-length Max Original feature film” is reportedly four hours long.
Director Zack Snyder has officially announced the much-awaited release date for Zack Snyder's Justice League. Said to be a “full-length Max Original feature film,” Zack Snyder's Justice League will be streaming on HBO Max starting March 18. According to Vulture, it’s reportedly four hours long. Zack Snyder stepped aside from the franchise due to a family tragedy and Joss Whedon ended up taking over. But the original film flopped and fans were extremely disappointed and blamed Whedon for the film's failure. Fans started lobbying Warner Bros. to “release the Snyder Cut” which will be his version of the 2017 superhero team-up.
According to Insider, the director stepped down from the film after the death of his daughter in 2017. After a lot of rallying from his fans, Zack Snyder and his producing partner and wife, Deborah Snyder have been working on the new cut of the film. His version will have a new villain, Darkseid, along with Joker played by Jared Leto who will have a new look in this film. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the actor is part of the reshoot for the 2017 film. We saw Leto previously play the DC villain in 2016’s Suicide Squad. "He was really gracious entertaining my idea," Snyder said of contacting Leto to return as the infamous villain. "When I told him that it was a thing that I'd been kicking around in my head for quite a while, I feel like he sort of warmed up to this idea that it was kind of an inevitable thing to have to happen. I am grateful and I am forever in debt to his kindness for doing it."
As if I wasn't excited enough for the Snyder Cut, knowing your back has elevated that excitement even more! I bloody love The Joker 🤡 Can't wait! 😃 pic.twitter.com/aEg3gxdyeB— Harry Jordan (@Harry_Jordan21) January 29, 2021
Who else can fans expect? It seems we'll get to see more of The Flash along with Ray Fisher. Joe Manganiello is reportedly returning as Deathstroke and Henry Cavill's Superman will be sporting his iconic black suit. In the teaser trailer, The Flash was seen saving Iris West from a car accident. Iris was cut out of the original JL movie. In the comics and TV show, West and Allen eventually marry so this could be an interesting plotline to watch unfold!
Snyder's latest cut of the trailer first released back on November 17 to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the film's initial release. Oh, here's one more tidbit about what you can expect. The film will probably get an R-rating because Batman's going to curse in the film. "The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R — that's one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure," Snyder told Entertainment Weekly. "We haven't heard from the MPAA, but that's my gut. There's one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy with what's going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind," Snyder said. We'll just have to have wait and see!