“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Might Arrive Earlier Than Expected
By now you’ve heard the big news that rocked the entertainment world yesterday—Warner Bros. will be sending all 17 of their 2021 films—including Dune, The Matrix 4, and The Suicide Squad—to HBO Max the same day they hit theaters. This decision was made after a year ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic and was foregrounded by their decision to have Wonder Woman 1984 hit HBO Max on Christmas Day as well as theaters. Yet one title that’s always been slated for an HBO Max-only release is Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Now we’ve learned that Snyder’s crack at finally releasing the Justice League he’d always intended to make might be coming earlier than we expected.
Here’s what WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar wrote in a blog post published yesterday after the news about Warner Bros. film slate broke:
“And on the subject of HBO Max, there are so many amazing HBO original series and Max originals I’m excited about. The Tiger Woods HBO documentary arriving in January is incredible. And this little thing called Zack Snyder’s Justice League coming in a few months as well: blush. Oh, and the return of Succession and the highly-anticipated Friends Reunion. We also have a great new crime drama coming called No Sudden Move from Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh. And then there is Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet. Plus, the new Gossip Girl, which I think is going to make so many fans go crazy (in a good way). And…ok, I’ll stop there, but I have only scratched the surface in terms of the new releases HBO Max has in store. Maybe I should do another post on the bonkers library of movies and series on HBO Max?”
The crucial words on Justice League were “coming in a few months.” We know Snyder and his team have been cranking away at the film, shooting additional footage, adding Jared Leto’s Joker, capturing ADR, adding new visual effects, and more. We first learned that Snyder was getting another crack at the film he started (before Joss Whedon had to step in and bring it home) last May. So, theoretically, Snyder could be all but done, and we could be seeing it as early as this spring.
We’re guessing HBO Max will reveal the release date with a fresh trailer. Until then, speculation is the name of the game.
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Featured image: Zack Snyder’s Justice League is coming to HBO Max in 2021. Courtesy HBO Max/Warner Bros.