After years of campaigning from fans, The Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League is coming to HBO Max later this year. The four-hour epic promises to be a drastically different version of the legendary heroes first team-up, but Snyder has hinted that Justice League will be his last directorial offering in the DC Universe.
“Look, I never thought I’d be here doing this. I didn’t think I’d be finishing Justice League… The truth is, and it’s been widely reported, and I have no issue, this is an old movie. This is a years-old movie I’m working on. The DC universe has gone and branched off and done its own thing and that’s fine… As far as what I did and as far as what my vision for what I wanted to do with these characters and the journey I wanted them to go on, it’s well known that I planned on more movies — five movies or something — but I’m busy. I’ve got a lot going on. Is it cool that the fans have so much faith in the trajectory? Yes, it’s amazing, and I couldn’t be happier and I’m excited for them to see Justice League so they can really drink the entire elixir of Justice League. But would I continue? I have no plan to. But like I said, I didn’t think I’d be here, so who knows?”
When Justice League hit cinemas back in 2017 nobody was thrilled with the cut that landed in cinemas, not a soul walked away from that thinking "that's my new favourite movie of all time." While the fan demand was apparent, it seemed unlikely that Warner Bros would fund a new version of a movie that failed to generate a profit. Thankfully, that's not what happened as Warner Bros have shelled out more than $70 million to complete Snyder's vision for the movie. The short teasers have shown us lots of new footage, and a massively improved Steppenwolf (he no longer resembles a PS1 game end of a level boss). No matter how The Snyder Cut turns out, it already looks miles better than what we got thrown at the big screen back in 2017.
We'll have to wait and see what the future may (or may not) hold for Snyder in the DC Universe, but he's already finished his next movie with Army of the Dead landing on Netflix later this year. Netflix has big plans for the Army of the Dead franchise as a prequel film has just wrapped production, and if that's not enough for you, there's an anime spin-off called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas.
Justice League The Snyder Cut will land on HBO Max later this year.