What’s On HBO Max screenshotted an exchange between Snyder and a fan, which occurred during a Q&A session on Snyder’s Vero account, where the director appeared to confirm that his Justice League cut would be released as a “one-shot” movie when it premieres on HBO Max in March, as opposed to the limited multi-part series that was announced at DC FanDome last summer.
While many have interpreted this to mean that the four-part miniseries has been scrapped in favour of a four-hour movie, it’s possible Snyder is indicating that all four hour-long episodes will drop simultaneously, giving viewers the option to watch the Snyder Cut in one continuous block rather than splitting it up and releasing the “episodes” one-by-one as part of a schedule. We’ve contacted Warner Bros. for clarification.
Whether Snyder’s Justice League ends up being released as one movie or four installments that can be watched separately or as one continuous feature, it will include around two-and-a-half hours of never-before-seen footage, comprised of “four or five minutes of additional photography”, original footage from the theatrical release, and elements that ended up on the cutting room floor.
Snyder also previously confirmed that he hasn’t used a “single frame” from Joss Whedon’s Justice League reshoots for his version of the movie (which is being widely dubbed as the “director’s cut”). So there will be plenty of new footage to watch, including an additional photography scene with Jared Leto’s “road-weary” Joker, who will be sporting a different look compared to 2016’s Suicide Squad.Leto reprising his Joker role is just one of the many confirmed differences that the Snyder Cut will offer, check out our slideshow below for more or read our individual stories about the new design for Darkseid’s herald Steppenwolf, the cut dialogue from Superman and Batman’s confrontation, and Joe Manganiello’s role as Deathstroke in the Justice League reshoots, which reportedly cost $70 Million.
The movie will also include the official in-universe reveal that Harry Lennix’s Lt. General Calvin Swanwick is secretly Martian Manhunter.
Justice League Snyder Cut: All the Known Differences From the Theatrical Version
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.