HBO Max is definitely soaking up all the highlights and not leaving much for anybody else. It’s raining movies and series on HBO! Earlier we got to know that Warner Bros. will release all their 2021 theatrical landings on HBO max as well on the same date, and then Snyder gave us more content that will make its way to HBO Max. Movies like The Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman 1984, The Matrix 4, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it, etc., will be seen on HBO. WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, in a new blog post on the future of HBO Max, said, “And on the subject of HBO Max, there are so many amazing HBO original series and Max originals I’m excited about. The Tiger Woods HBO documentary arriving in January is incredible. And this little thing called Zack Snyder’s Justice League coming in a few months as well,” Kilar wrote.
In a newly-released ad for HBO Max – one talking about Wonder Woman 1984, and talking about the new and upcoming projects, a quick shot from Zack Snyder’s Justice League may have revealed the new title for the project. Fans are not going to like it, but the title – Justice League: Director’s Cut, is removing Zack Snyder’s name. If this is indeed what the current thinking at Warner Bros. is, it’s likely they assume Snyder fans will check-in regardless, and want a name that the general public will understand. To some, it makes sense. Warner Bros. would definitely want to target a lot of more people that are not necessarily a fan of the DC Extended Universe. “The Snyder Cut” is the name that gained internet fame as fans bombarded Warner Bros. in an attempt to get it released, and then it got Zack Snyder’s Justice League in the press release announcing that it was going to happen.
Speaking with ComicBook Debate, Snyder explained why it’s very important for him to show Superman wearing the darker armor in Justice League, and it not just for aesthetic purposes. According to the director, it’s a representation of personal progress for the Last Son of Krypton who’s mostly unchanging. This also better sets up his return to wearing his classic red and blue colors.
“I really was always a very strong advocate for the black suit. I really wanted the black suit; it made sense for me because… Superman is a character notoriously who does not grow. He is like a rock and everything just smashes against him. And we learn about ourselves by trying to change a thing that’s unchangeable.”
“Superman had to, at every step, sort of level up and learn something, and be something different… What I had planned was that the final step for Superman, [was] his real return, or his real coming into what I would consider the classic Superman. We don’t really get it in this movie, the classic Superman. I also feel like the black suit is a great time delineator. If you see a flashback or a flash-forward, him in the black suit lets you know where you are in time because it’s very particular to this certain arc.”
The filmmaker shared that they used the character’s red and blue armor with plans to color-correct it eventually during post-production. They even added “some little adjustments in the suits that would make it easier to dial it, to make it contrast a little bit more.” Unfortunately, since Snyder had to step away from the project before fully locking its final cut, this never happened — until he was given the green light to release his version of the film as announced back in May. He received additional funding not just for VFX work but also some extra reshoots. Considering that Superman is wearing the black suit in Snyder’s Justice League, chances are that he’d be wearing that throughout the four-episode show. However, there are currently no plans past what’s officially announced, with Snyder even saying that he has no plans to work in the DCEU following this current project.
Justice League (2017) did not get what the fans expected. Snyder had completed an “assembly cut” which means the footage is basically all combined together into an outrageously long version of the movie but had to leave it as Snyder lost his daughter due to some uneventful circumstances. After that, the movie passed on to Joss Whedon, who slashed much of Snyder’s content and replaced it with reshoots that clashed wildly with Snyder’s footage in tone and look. The fans really did not like Justice League by Joss Whedon and call the CGI so whack that the fans even said that the CGI was done on a mobile phone.
Even though the fans are loyal and love DC, they still cannot run over this fact this easily. Hence, when it was announced that Snyder is up and about for Justice League, the fans lost it in a quick frenzy and could not wait for the movie.