Zack Snyder Reacts To Justice League Leak on HBO Max

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
Justice League Shots with HBO Max Logo

After years of viral campaigning for Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League to finally release, it will drop on HBO Max next Thursday, March 18.

The road to this release has been long and bumpy with the biggest mishap having taken place this week when HBO Max accidentally allowed the film to be viewable on the platform early through a glitch .

While the studio fixed the error quickly, as they addressed yesterday , many were able to view large chunks of the film, meaning many spoilers and images are online now.

Given Zack Snyder's Justice League shows the director finally making the film he's wanted to for years, possibly none should be more disappointed than him. However, the director appears to be keeping calm.


In an interview with Beyond the Trailer , Zack Snyder discussed his upcoming re-cut of Justice League and briefly responded to yesterday's leak that made the film briefly available on HBO Max.

Host Grace Randolph opened the interview by addressing Snyder having had “quite the day,” saying there is “never a dull moment over there,” to which the director said they just need to "take it smooth:"

“We don't like to just take it easy, take it smooth. There's a new thing, but that's cool.“

Randolph went on to describe Snyder's leaks as “the coolest,” leading him to offer a calm but clearly disappointed response saying they're "roll with the punches, I guess, as they say.”

The full interview can be seen below:


It's sad to see that after all the work the director has put into finally finishing his vision for the superhero team, all the film's secrets and surprises are out in the open before general audiences will have a chance to see it for themselves .

While Snyder clearly kept calm on the issue in the interview by largely avoiding comment, it was obvious he was disappointed with what had happened and was simply getting on with the situation.

It's previously been confirmed international audiences will be able to experience the film on the same day as the U.S. HBO Max release through a simultaneous worldwide release — with only a few exceptions .

While fans have been told when they'll be able to see the film, it's unclear exactly how. Specific details of the platform/service of release for each country have yet to be announced with only nine days to go.

Zack Snyder's Justice League will release exclusively on HBO Max next Thursday, March 18.

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.