Warner Bros. is preparing for a massive year in terms of new releases, having started off with the HBO Max run for Wonder Woman 1984. The company will expand on the DCEU with James Gunn's The Suicide Squad releasing on August 6 of this year, and coming before it is the highly anticipated release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
2020 brought dozens of reports teasing details for this new movie, especially how it will differ from the disappointing theatrical release from 2017. While the event is currently scheduled to release sometime in March, there has still been no official set date that the world could use to mark calendars for its debut.
That's all changed with a new social media blast from the visionary director, however.
THE SNYDER CUT FINALLY HAS A RELEASE DATE
Zack Snyder officially confirmed that his Justice League will be released on HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Alongside the reveal, the director also shared brand-new posters for the famed director's cut.
Snyder's full Tweet can be viewed below:
Update #1: Snyder released another poster alongside the release date announcement. This time, it reveals a damaged Justice League flag planted on the ruins of, presumably, the Hall of Justice.
Update # 2: Snyder released the third official poster for his Justice League, showcasing a meta-reference to his unpublished cut of the film from 2017.
THE POSTERS' FOCUS IS THE KNIGHTMARE SEQUENCE
After numerous fan theories, it's good to finally have a concrete release date for Zack Snyder's Justice League. If anything, this latest tidbit should serve as another moment of triumph for the Snyder Cut supporters.
Snyder previously revealed that his cut will be released as a “one-shot,” meaning that viewers will get the chance to see the film in its entirety on the streaming platform. The reason behind the change from a mini-series to a full-blown movie is unknown, but it's safe to say that fans will be in for a ride since it was unveiled that the cut is almost four hours long.
The posters that were released clearly resemble the famous Knightmare scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Given that this apocalyptic sequence wasn't featured in the 2017 film, it's pretty clever that Snyder used this as the main design for the release date reveal of his Justice League. In a way, this should mainly serve as an indicator that this cut will be far different than the previous version.
By adding the Knightmare sequence to Justice League, Snyder's cut will have another layer of mystery regarding Darkseid since it's no secret that the Lord of Apokolips will be the main reason behind the apocalyptic future.
Given that Snyder has been adamant that he has "no plans" to continue the storyline of Justice League in future sequels, it's possible that the Knightmare scenes will be used to progress the core storyline of the originally-planned trilogy instead.
Whatever the case, all will be revealed when Zack Snyder's Justice League premieres on HBO Max this March.