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Zack Snyder's Five-Word Tease About The Justice League Director's Cut Will Make Fans Freak

The Snyder Cut of Justice League is coming to HBO Max in 2021, and Zack Snyder really wants anxious fans to know it will indeed be the Snyder-est cut of all.

Since HBO and Warner Bros. made the announcement about greenlighting the Snyder Cut of Justice League, the director has been quite adamant about distancing himself from the debacle that was the 2017 original. He's also taken every opportunity to ensure fans that the new cut of the film will be as close to his original vision as it can be (sans actual reshoots, of course). Snyder continued to stay on message in a Vero Q & A session over the 4th of July holiday weekend, with one fan in particular questioning whether the director might be forced to make compromises on the project a la the 2017 release. 

To that inquiry, Snyder offered a blunt and seemingly triumphant five-word response: "No comprise. 2017 all compromise."

The first part of that response will no doubt come as music to the ears of the devoted #ReleaseTheSnyderCut faithful, who've been lobbying for Warner Bros. to let Snyder see his original vision to fruition since the underwhelming release of Justice League in 2017. The second part is obviously in response to the fact that Snyder was forced to walk away from that original amid unthinkable family tragedy, and that his replacement Joss Whedon reportedly re-wrote or re-shot as much as 70% of the film in his absence.

Whedon's more light-hearted take on Justice League clashed dramatically with Snyder's bleaker original vision, and resulted in a tonally disparate film that lacked cohesion. That frustrating stylistic clash left fans of Snyder's DCEU contributions baffled, and wondering why Warner Bros. and Whedon had so dramatically altered course on the film; a course correction which undoubtedly contributed to Justice League becoming one of the biggest box-office busts of the decade.

Controversy continues to swirl around Justice League

Zack Snyder is hoping to pull an about-face with his cut of Justice League, which is starting to take shape thanks to a massive influx of cash from Warner Bros. bosses who've seemingly been swayed by the devotion of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut faithful. 

That devotion clearly carried over to the cast of Justice League as well, with each having championed the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement of late. None of those stars have been quite as vocal as Ray Fisher. Snyder cast the then-all-but-unknown young actor in the coveted role of Cyborg for the original Justice League film, and it seems Fisher's post-Snyder experience on that project led to some serious hard feelings. In fact, the actor recently took to social media to call out Joss Whedon for on-set behavior that Fisher alleges to have been "gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable." 

Whatever the case, Snyder remains positive about finally having the chance to bring his Justice League vision to life. And if early reports are accurate, that vision may clock in at over four hours, with the film potentially being split into several "episodes." The Snyder Cut is also set to feature the screen debut of iconic DC supervillain Darkseid, an expanded role for Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor, and more screen time for Fisher's Cyborg (who was largely relegated to the background in the theatrical version). 

Here's hoping the Snyder Cut of Justice League (set to hit HBO Max in 2021) lives up to its already lofty expectations, and that Snyder and company can finally start re-shaping the increasingly complicated narrative surrounding the project.