In the midst of the worst year for movies in my entire life, one of the biggest bright spots has been the stunning announcement of Warner Bros. commitment to The Snyder Cut of Justice League.
Making a long-story-short, The Snyder Cut is a version of Justice League that’s been mythologized in recent years as fans tempted to cope with the disaster that was the theatrical cut of the film. Seemingly out of nowhere, what long-seemed like an internet pipe dream came to fruition earlier this year when it was announced that not only was The Snyder Cut going to be released on HBO Max, but that Warner Bros. was giving the director an extra $30 million — roughly the budget of a mid-level movie — to finish the project.
Following the announcement, Snyder has continually teased the film here and there, with his latest tidbit revealing how long the film will end up being.
“I famously advertised the runtime at 214 minutes,” Snyder told Beyond the Trailer. “Now, in its current state, it’s going to end up being longer than that yet… [it’s] exciting to bring all this new material to the fans,” Snyder said.
This isn’t the only piece of Snyder Cut news to drop this week, as the director teased that a new clip is set to be released in tandem with Justice Con this weekend.
“I may show a clip. And it is a small clip,” Snyder teased. “It may be a small clip. Also, maybe there’s another tiny little announcement, just a little thing, for the fans. The clip is…that’s gonna be fun.”
While The Snyder Cut has no official release date at this time, reports seem to indicate it will air on HBO Max in the first half of 2021, which — considering how greatly the blockbuster industry has suffered this year — will be a massive win for comic book movie fans.