Justice League: Zack Snyder Announces Change of Plans For HBO Max Release

By Pierre Chanliau Updated:
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Tony Goncalves, Head of HBO Max, when speaking about Zack Snyder's Justice League, acknowledged the fact that the “consumers are speaking” and the decision-makers “need to listen.” Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max Content Head, also spoke favorably about the Snyder Cut saying that it is “already a success given the press we've had around it.”

When more information came out from DC FanDome, Zack Snyder discussed the release plan for Justice League on HBO Max as being released in “four parts, one hour each.” 

In later interviews, Snyder described Justice League as being “six parts, and then epilogue,” which is quite a bit different from being released in four parts from the initial announcement. A recent comment from Snyder's Vero account seems to only further muddy the plan for his cut's release on HBO Max.


On his Vero account, Zack Snyder answered a variety of questions from fans, including one asking if Justice League is “still a series or a one shot watch of a movie?” with Snyder responding that it would be a “one shot," confirming that the project will now be released as a movie.



It's hard to really decern whether Snyder is saying that his Justice League is literally not a series, but something that is intended to be a movie, or that his initially announced plan to release it in four one-hour parts on HBO Max is no longer happening and that it will be released in “one shot.” It may have something to do with the recent report of Zack Snyder's Justice League already preparing for a physical release in the same month of its release on HBO Max.

It's unknown whether this was a decision made by HBO Max or Zack Snyder himself, but fans should still be excited to see his cut of Justice League, which will reintegrate Junkie XL's score, a new design for Steppenwolf, and so much more. It is still concerning that despite Zack Snyder's Justice League initially being produced to attract subscribers to HBO Max, that they would release physical media for it within the same month of its launch on the streaming service, something that even Marvel Studios won't be planning any time soon.

Hopefully, there will be enough fans to flock to its release that will get the attention of Warner Bros. or people at DC to continue Snyder's Justice League story.

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.