For days now the rumors have been swirling.
Something, no one seemed entirely sure what, seemed to be happening with the fabled "Snyder Cut" of 2017's JUSTICE LEAGUE. For the past three years, Snyder fans have rallied for the release of this seemingly non-existent director's cut (reminder: Snyder stepped away from the film during production to attend to a family tragedy; Joss Whedon was brought in to finish out the film), and for three years they've been told their efforts were in vain. Today, per an announcement made during a livestreamed group-watch of 2013's MAN OF STEEL conducted by Snyder himself on VERO, these fans were finally vindicated: the Snyder Cut of JUSTICE LEAGUE is, in fact, going to be released, and it's headed for HBO MAX.
As for details regarding the release: the plan is to roll THE SNYDER CUT out in 2021, with either a 4-hour director's cut or a six-chapter series. According to THR, Snyder is currently wrangling together "the original postproduction crew to score, cut and finish visual effects." This is really happening, it's not a joke, and you know damn well we're all gonna watch it.
There's a lot to talk about here. About the precedent this sets. About the positives and negatives of something like this happening. About the power fandom wields, and the responsibility studios have to fan demand. I imagine we'll have plenty of time to discuss all that in the days and weeks ahead. For now, this is the news. Good luck out there.