As the now legendary story goes, a sudden Family tragedy forced Zack Snyder to walk away from post-production in League of Justice, at which point Avengers director Joss Whedon chimed in for unacredited work to complete, including new shots. The tonally dissonant result, released in theaters in November 2017, prompted fans, the cast, and Snyder himself to demand an official release of the filmmakers’ original vision of how DC’s most powerful heroes first met on the big screen. After many doubts of its existence and quite a tug of war for years, it was announced in 2020 that Justice would be served, Finally.
If that wasn’t enough to excite his biggest fans, new news revealed that Zack Snyder’s Justice League it would be more than a simple reassembly of unused material, but a comprehensive and extended expression of the director’s intentions using both original and new material. So what kind of surprises awaits us with this new cut and when can you see it? We’ll give you hints on that and more in this quick and convenient guide to Snyder Cut’s HBO Max premiere, starting with when to mark our calendars.