The rumours can be put to rest. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is real and will be coming to HBO Max, the new streaming service by WarnerMedia, in 2021.
It all began with a seemingly ingenuous tweet by Snyder earlier this week, who announced he was hosting a Watch Party for his 2013 film Man of Steel.
Near the end of the watch party, lead actor Henry Cavill showed up as well!
(Fun fact: Snyder accidentally referred to Cavill as “Clark” during the watch party)
And of course with the opening up of questions from the fans, Justice League was naturally top of the list. Producer Deborah Snyder spoke about how it was “a shame that we never saw it come to fruition, the way Zack intended it to be”.
“I reckon you should show it,” says Cavill cryptically.
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED
So, yes, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is real and it’s coming to HBO Max in 2021, in yet another exclusive for the upcoming streaming service. Now we don’t know exactly what format it will take, but because its a streaming service, the truth is that it can take a myriad of forms.
“With the new platform and streaming services, you can have something like this. You can’t release something like this theatrically, but you could with a streaming service. It’s an opportunity that wasn’t there two years ago, to be honest.”Deborah Snyder
Heat Vision’s Borys Kit has the exclusive of how in early February, the Snyders invited executives from Warner Bros., HBO Max and DC to present their vision. These were the top people from each company and an episodic-format was discussed.
Over the next two months, the Snyders would be reaching out to both cast and visual effects and postproduction houses to ensure that they were available for the next several months.
The first castmember Zack contacted was Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg, and who has been one of the most loyal advocates for Zack and his director’s cut over the past two years.
So who’s getting HBO Max in 2021?