It’s official: the Snyder Cut of Justice League is not only a real thing, but it’s going to be released in 2021, Warner Bros announces.

Well, depending on your point of view, the fans have got what they wanted, it’s a chance to make a muddle film even more muddled, or a very broken minority subset of fandom has prevailed. That, or the hugely positive #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign has won out.

Whichever camp you’re in, Warner Bros has bowed to pressure and confirmed that the infamous Snyder cut of the film Justice League is not only real, but it’s being released next year.

Snyder, of course, never got to finish Justice League himself, with Joss Whedon coming in towards the end of production and significantly retooling the film. Furthermore, Warner Bros mandated a two hour cut, and Snyder’s planned version would have run much longer.

Now we get to find out for sure whether he was onto something with his version. The new cut of Justice League will debut on the HBO Max streaming service in the US in 2021.

In the official statement, Snyder said that “I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality”.

No further details as to the final running time or a release date have thus far been announced (although speculation is already suggesting anywhere from four to six hours). The cost of the new cut is believed to be around $20m at least. It’s going to be an entirely new post-production, with the crew reassembled, new effects and such like.

Expect clickbait articles to be in abundance…

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