Several news outlets have reported that the “Synder Cut” of Justice League will be released on HBO Max in 2021. The film is stated to be released as a four hour director’s cut or will be released in six chapters. The news was first reported during a Q&A session that was hosted by Zack Synder featuring an online screening of Man of Steel. For those who are not aware, the original cut of the film known as the “Synder Cut” was shelved due to a tragic incident in Synder’s personal life. Joss Whedon was later hired to finished the project. It has also been reported that Zack Synder is in the process to bring back most of the original production team to help fix and edit old visual effects and to update the score. Additionally, it is possible that he might bring back several of the actors to record additional dialogue. According to the sources this version of the film may fall under a $20-$30 production range.
Zack Synder recently had an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about his thoughts on this version of the film.
“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,” Zack Snyder tells The Hollywood Reporter, noting that, to this day, he has not watched the version released in theaters.
Zack Synder also posted a visual for the Synder Cut.
This is real. #releasethesnydercut@HBOMax pic.twitter.com/Cnvupwg48W
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 20, 2020
Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety