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Did Zack Snyder Just Reveal When The Justice League Snyder Cut Will Debut?

Fans who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Zack Snyder's Justice League were just given a light at the end of the tunnel ... as long as they can get through the next few Darkseid-free months. 

Recently, the director appeared to confirm in a social media post on Vero that the Snyder Cut will reach audiences in March 2021. This occurred after a fan posted about wanting to "destroy every copy" of the 2017 version, and Snyder replied by alluding to the aforementioned March release date for his director's cut of the DC team-up: "I understand and of course respect your feelings and I just hope I can wipe that Version out of existence with what you see in March."

This matches what WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar was saying earlier this month, in regard to how Snyder's Justice League was coming "in a few months." Looper has reached out to HBO Max to confirm.

Snyder wants to annihilate the old version

This is not the first time Snyder has talked about wanting to destroy the 2017 version of Justice League. During a panel at Justice Con this summer, Snyder said he would "destroy the movie — I would set it on fire — before I would use a single frame that I did not photograph. That is a f—ing hard fact. I literally would blow that thing up."

Snyder is the credited director of the theatrical version of Justice League, but he did not finish the film, as he left the project due to a family tragedy. After Snyder stepped down, the movie was completed by Joss Whedon, who had previously been hired to rewrite the script. Whedon reshot much of the film, which went on to not recoup its budget at the box office. Fans pressured Warner Bros. into giving Snyder another shot to make the movie he wanted, and the studio acquiesced, announcing in May 2020 that Snyder's version was in the works, in order to build buzz for its fledgling streaming service HBO Max, where the Snyder Cut will live. It will be initially presented as a four-part limited series, with plans for a movie reassembly to follow.

Why Snyder's Justice League will be different

Zack Snyder's Justice League will be very different than the 2017 version. It will be much longer, for one, and a theatrical release would likely earn an R rating for violence and profanity, from current reports, if only due to Batman dropping F-bombs. It will also include more of Ray Stevens' Cyborg, who had his screen time controversially reduced in the Whedon version, will add Kiersey Clemons — as Barry Allen's love interest, Iris West — back into the mix, after her scenes were cut from the theatrical release, and will introduce the much-anticipated black Superman suit.

It will be a major release for HBO Max, the now-controversial streaming service that will simultaneously release Warner Bros.' entire 2021 theatrical slate. WarnerMedia finally cut a deal with streaming TV provider Roku to make HBO Max available on the platform, which it now is, just in time for the release of Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas. A release plan for Zack Snyder's Justice League in countries where HBO Max is not available is, at this time, still in the works.