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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ HBO Max Debut Announced

Warner Bros. Pictures releases three new teaser posters and reveals the ‘full-length Max Original feature film’ will premiere March 18.

The wait is almost over. Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the director’s reshot, re-edited version of Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2017 Justice League, will premiere in the U.S. March 18 on HBO Max. The announcement came along with the debut of three new teaser posters shown below.
Now planned as a single “full-length Max Original feature film” rather than a mini-series, the Snyder Cut, as it’s known, will be supported across WarnerMedia and DC platforms, including a soundtrack release on WaterTower Music, a curated collection from Warner Bros. Consumer Products available exclusively at DC Shop, and a first-of-its-kind, immersive, at-home dining experience in the US and UK with Wonderland at Home.

A number of international launches were also announced; the DC film will be available exclusively on HBO services in Europe across the Nordics, Central Europe, Spain, and Portugal as well as on the HBO GO service in Asia. In Latin America the title will premiere exclusively on HBO Max when the service launches in the region later this year.  

The original 2017 release was finished by Joss Whedon after Snyder left the film during editing because of his daughter’s tragic suicide. Under pressure from Warner to lighten the film’s tone and cut down its run-time, Whedon did numerous re-writes and re-shoots. The film was released to disappointing reviews and marginal box office success. Warner and Snyder eventually re-teamed, with a reported $70 million spent on additional re-shooting and visual effects.

The much-ballyhooed project will finally reach audiences next month.

In the new film, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is directed by Snyder, with a screenplay by Chris Terrio, story by Terrio & Snyder and Will Beall, based on characters from DC and Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Wesley Coller, Jim Rowe, Curtis Kanemoto, Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Source: WarnerMedia

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