DC Comics’ parent company AT&T unveiled their plans for their new streaming service HBO Max last week, and the announcement spurred some hope that the seemingly unattainable release of Zack Snyder’s infamous cut of Justice League, known colloquially on the net as The SnyderCut, would finally get its day in the sun. Yet the whole announcement event went past and nothing came of it. I suppose this should be unsurprising to anyone, well anyone except the aforementioned Snyder disciples, who have defended the ousted DCEU mastermind with the type of zealotry usually seen by religious fanatics or a certain sitting president’s political base.
Their desire for its release is ever spurred on by Snyder himself, who almost gleefully releases some tease about his aborted vision for the DCEU, which he of course never got to complete due to a truly tragic family event that gave WB the opportunity to shove him aside. Snyder has been pimping out his ideas, casting choices and behind the scenes stills of Justice League for over a year in various social media outlets. Perhaps to keep pressure on WB to hopefully let him back at the table and keep a foothold in the superhero film genre motherlode, alas this latest report probably kills all of those hopes, once and for all.
A new report from Variety reveals that such hopes are “a pipe dream.”
Logistically, however, there’s little appetite at the studio for spending the millions of dollars it would require to finish visual effects and editing work on Snyder’s version, particularly as “Justice League” was a commercial disaster. There are currently no plans to release a Snyder version either in theaters or on HBO Max.
It was widely known that Snyder never got to finish his full, final cut of Justice League due to his family emergency, but WB was already on the fence with him after the debacle following the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Logically it would stand to reason that despite all of Snyder’s endless teases saying the contrary, the actual cut is nowhere near completion, yet his fans can’t help clamoring for the full thing anyways. Snyder even enlisted his chosen stars to pitch in and put heat of WB leading to a massive social campaign entitled #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.
It didn’t work, and looks like it never will. The final sentence in the report says all that need be said on the matter:
There’s no way it’s ever happening.
Doesn’t get more final than that. The SnyderCut is dead…bury it. Lets all move on to bigger and better things.
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