The director revealed that his Zack Snyder’s Justice League expected on HBO Max this year would ultimately not be a mini-series.
When the mutilated version of Justice League released in theaters in 2017, it was hard to believe that the controversial and butchered Joss Whedon film would become months, if not years later, a lead product for HBO Max. By providentially announcing the release of the director’s cut of Zack Snyder, who had to withdraw from post-production after a family drama, Warner thus ensured a very advantageous visibility to its platform and made a definite breakthrough in the streaming war against the giants Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime Video. Even more with the arrival of Wonder Woman 1984 and The Suicide Squad in theaters and on their service, in accordance with the studio’s new hybrid distribution strategy.
Last December, Zack Sndyer hinted that his improved director’s cut would be released in March, so there would only be a few more weeks to wait before discovering the beast. During the DC FanDome in August 2020, it was also confirmed that the film would be cut into four one-hour episodes for airing on HBO Max.
But according to the director who once again spoke about Vero, the Warner would have finally abandoned the serial format to broadcast the four hours in one go, in the form of a film, which would also have chances to go on the big screen (which would allow us to see it without difficulty in France, given that the platform is not yet available with us).
— What’s On HBO Max (@WhatsOnHBOMax) January 17, 2021
“Zack Snyder confirms that Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be a 4 hour movie, not a 4 episode series.”
Even if we wait for it firmly, we can still fear that the result presented in a single block is totally indigestible (even more when we see the new look of Steppenwolf) and that the four hours will therefore quickly turn into digital hell. aimless to achieve. This “narrative cul-de-sac“as it had called Walter Hamada, the president of DC Films, will never know a sequel, while the story was to extend over three films.
It will therefore be for the fans to begin the mourning of the SnyderVerse once and for all. We can also wonder if swinging the Snyder Cut at once is a more favorable strategy for the platform than with one episode per week, which would have made it possible to retain the audience and perhaps increase the number of subscriptions. , as Disney + did with The Mandalorian.
While awaiting confirmation from Warner for the release date, the latest trailer is still available on this side. We also come back to the 10 big changes expected in the Snyder Cut there.