Next year, the world will be gifted “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” But outside of that, there’s not much else we know about the film. Or is it going to be a miniseries? Again, we’re not sure. But we do know that the project will premiere on HBO Max and will allow Zack Snyder to fully realize his vision for the DC superhero team-up flick after he was replaced by Joss Whedon back in 2017.
However, in a recent interview with Beyond the Trailer (seen below), Snyder did open up about some of the more administrative aspects of his “Justice League” Director’s Cut. Though light on plot details, the filmmaker did confirm that he’s going to do most of the post-production work from his own home after he finishes his upcoming Netflix feature, “Army of the Dead.” And he also confirmed that it’s going to be a long movie. Or series. Or whatever.
The filmmaker once said that his version of “Justice League” would be 214 minutes (roughly three-and-a-half hours), but now, he’s not so sure given that he’s playing with the freedom of a streaming service like HBO Max.
“In its current state, it’s going to end up being longer than that, so…” he revealed, teasing the possibility that “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” could definitely become a multi-part series on the streaming service.
Run-time aside, there is another question that seems to be the topic of a lot of discussion regarding this new version of “Justice League.” Namely, where the hell does this film fit in the larger continuity (or lack thereof) of the DCEU. Snyder is the man who helped create the DCEU with his films, “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman.” He also cast people like Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot as Aquaman and Wonder Woman, respectively. But though his films and casting seem to have laid the groundwork for the modern franchises, “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” definitely isn’t going to fit perfectly into what DC has going on right now.
“Frankly, the DC cinematic universe has branched like a tree and blossomed and grown in amazing and great ways,” Snyder said. “But for me, where [‘Justice League’] falls, I believe that it really sort of represents its own path. It’s kind of separate now from the DC cinematic universe continuity. And I think that’s a good thing.”
The director said that his “main focus” in terms of continuity is to “satisfy” the story that began in “Man of Steel” and was continued in “Batman v. Superman.”
He does admit, even though he has yet to view Whedon’s finished film, that the 2017 “Justice League” probably fits “tighter in continuity” than his upcoming Director’s cut when it comes to the projects that came after like the upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984” and “Aquaman.” Snyder says it would be “a mistake” to try to rectify the Snyder Cut’s continuity with the “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman” franchises.
While there are some fans that aren’t going to be pleased to know that WB isn’t planning on building from “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” in significant ways, at least those people will finally get to see the filmmaker’s original intention with the feature. And then they can just imagine what could have been if things played out differently.