Justice will be re-served.
HBO Max has announced a premiere date for the “Snyder Cut” of Zack Snyder’s revamped 2017 movie “Justice League.” The full-length superhero spectacle — allegedly containing new footage — will drop March 18 on the streaming service.
Snyder shared the news in a tweet Friday, calling it a “Reborn #SnyderCut” and tossing in the hashtag #UsUnited. With the announcement, HBO Max also released a series of stark, primarily black-and-white promotional posters.
The official synopsis gets super detailed about what fanatics should expect:
“Determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The director’s supporters have long pushed for Snyder to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut after the much-maligned Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the widely panned film following a death in Snyder’s family.
Last July, Snyder teased a 30-second “sneak peek” at his retooling. And during a ComicCon panel last summer, Snyder implied there “would be no chance on Earth” that he would use any of Whedon’s footage in his planned retooling.
“I’d destroy the movie, I would set it on fire before I would use a single frame that I did not photograph,” Snyder said. “That is a f – – king hard fact.”