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'Zack Snyder's Justice League' Finally Has A Release Date

The long-awaited version of the film arrives on HBO Max this spring.

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'Zach Snyder's Justice League' [HBO Max]

The long-awaited Zack Snyder's Justice League finally has a release date. The highly-anticipated version of the film arrives on HBO Max on March 18. The film will also be available for streaming on HBO in Europe across the Nordic region, Central Europe, Spain, and Portugal, as well as on HBO Go in Asia territories where available.

The new photography was financed by HBO Max. The Hollywood Reporter reported last May that finishing Snyder's version of the film could cost between $20 million and $30 million. The Wrap later reported in September it could cost upwards of $70 million.

The Snyder Cut is an extended version of Justice League. In May 2017, Snyder stepped down from the director's chair following a family tragedy. Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron) came in to finish the film. Although it hauled in $650 million at the box office, the movie received lukewarm reviews from fans, prompting many to call for a release of Snyder's original version.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources say that two producers who were involved with the 2017 film are quietly stepping aside for The Snyder Cut. Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, then-studio executives who oversaw the original film and the reshoot by Joss Whedon, will not be receiving producer credits on the new version.

Sources close to Berg and Johns have confirmed their intention to remove their names from The Snyder Cut since they did not work on this version and are no longer studio executives. The sources also revealed that the move pays respect to Snyder’s creative vision and the additional photography shoot.

In addition to Zack Snyder's Justice League, DC Comics is partnering with HBO Max on a number of upcoming projects. John Cena is set to star in Peacemaker, a spin-off from The Suicide Squad, and there's a series in the works about the Gotham City Police Department stemming from Robert Pattinson's The Batman.

- Matt Bishop


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