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Wait… Is Zack Snyder’s Justice League no longer a mini-series?

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Another week, another last minute wrinkle in the seemingly endless saga of The Snyder Cut of Justice League. Just as everything appeared to finally have been lined up for Zack Snyder’s long-awaited director’s cut re-release of the 2017 box office flop – which Snyder had to hand over to Joss Whedon to massively recut under Warner Bros.’s instructions – the filmmaker himself has now sown some confusion about the upcoming production’s release strategy.

When Snyder’s Justice League was officially announced last year, it was revealed that due to there being four hours worth of footage, it would be edited for release as a four-part miniseries with hour-long episodes. But over the weekend, while answering fan questions on social media site Vero (via ThePlaylist), Snyder appeared to indicated that it will instead be replaced as a single movie again.

Along with now claiming Justice League will be a “one-shot” again, Snyder also teased that the VFX work is just about done and we will get a new poster soon. But those are all small fry when compared to this surprising release strategy… unless there’s some confusion here.

From quite early on we’ve known that the plan was for a mini-series release first, and then to merge all the episodes together for a single four-hour-long feature film release sometime further down the line for the more hardcore fanbase. So is Snyder perhaps just confused here and referring to the latter? There’s been no official word from WB to confirm Snyder’s claims, but the same has been the case for the filmmaker’s assertion late last year that Justice League will be releasing on HBO Max in March. Surely, if it was going to hit screens in less than two months time, there would have been some kind of marketing push by now?

So maybe there is still some uncertainty about the format this release may take? Would normal viewers even want a four-hour-long movie version of this? I guess we’ll be finding out soon.

Last Updated: January 18, 2021

37 Comments

  1. I don’t know, I always liked Snyder. He has an incredible eye. His movies are very watchable. Can’t say the same for most Directors. Some filmmakers are one and done. I can’t see myself sitting through Joker more than one more time despite how good Phoenix is. Pity Snyder messed up Sucker Punch.

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    • RideBoks

      January 18, 2021 at 08:46

      Can’t see myself sitting through any of the DC films twice (since the start of the DCEU) Maybe Shazam, but I have I hopes for the new Batman and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad.

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    • Original Heretic

      January 18, 2021 at 08:49

      Sucker Punch was a visual feast, but it’s story was bad.

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    • Original Heretic

      January 18, 2021 at 08:53

      I’ll be honest, I didn’t even think The Joker movie was all that.
      It was alright, but to me that wasn’t The Joker.

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      • MechMachine

        January 18, 2021 at 10:53

        It was a dark uncomfortable character piece that is as deserving of any Joker back story as any other considering the fact that there are none. I thought it was brilliant but very unsettling in its own unique way. And I have to tip my hat to the top tier performance that Phoenix put on display and the work Todd Phillips did. The dude directed the Hangover films. Credit where it’s due.

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        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          January 21, 2021 at 04:05

          Todd Phillips has reportedly said that these days making comedy is impossible due to everybody finding something to get offended about, so he went the other way into serious drama, resulting in Joker.

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          • MechMachine

            January 21, 2021 at 04:53

            Yeah, I saw that. It’s unfortunate that we do live in a era where intelligent people who have the capacity to make great things are incapable of doing so because they live in fear of reprisal from unhinged vocal zealots who seem to get their way. Hell, even I feel a touch twitchy typing this because I might be perceived in a certain way. One the plus side, although I really did enjoy some of his comedy romps, Phillips has proved himself to be one hell of a good film maker with the advent of Joker.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            January 22, 2021 at 04:01

            There have always been, and will always be, unhinged vocal zealots, no matter the medium they choose.

            The recent problem is with the rest of us listening to them, and placing importance on the platforms they are using. Today’s case, we place importance on social media despite how generally detrimental it’s been.

          • MechMachine

            January 22, 2021 at 07:28

            You got that right. But, I guess we’re all learning. Who could have predicted social media and the way it turned out ? One day I think it might serve as a cautionary tale.

          • Mark Treloar

            January 22, 2021 at 07:52

            One day? think we are already there

          • MechMachine

            January 22, 2021 at 08:23

            Are we though ? Maybe you and I can agree. But I doubt people with bias in their heart can do so. Far too much grievance BS in the world at the moment. Social Media stokes those flames. There will always be a cause. Who knows what’s going to happen with the shift in power, I personally believe the last four years was a powder keg for the turmoil. But to be perfectly honest, I don’t think things are looking up, there are very raw wounds at the moment and the people over there need to resolve some serous issues. As always, I will observe and learn. 2020 seemed like the perfect finale to the chaos of what’s been a very tiresome and chaotic era.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            January 25, 2021 at 04:29

            I think this is only the beginning. Mass consciousness doesn’t change quickly. It took a good decade for the subtle influences of SM and advertising to show.

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            January 25, 2021 at 04:25

            The one thing SM needs is addiction control. But addiction control is detrimental to the profit motive.

          • MechMachine

            January 25, 2021 at 04:33

            SM ?

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            January 28, 2021 at 03:29

            Social Media

          • MechMachine

            January 28, 2021 at 05:32

            LOL…Duh.

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