The much-anticipated Zack Snyder cut of Justice League won’t air as four separate hour-long episodes, like a miniseries, as previously thought. Instead, it will premiere as one gigantic 4-hour long movie.
This duration pitches it as the longest superhero movie of all time. It’s going to be much longer than Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, which was famously long at 3 hours and two minutes. In fact, he will be breaking his own record for the longest superhero flick, which was previously held by Watchmen. Zack Snyder was originally down to direct the ensemble DC movie. However, he stepped down in post-production after the death of his daughter. As a result, Avengers (2012) director Joss Whedon came on board. When the movie was released in 2017, it had a poor reception from fans. Since its premiere, the internet petitioned to see Snyder’s original vision be made, and so the Snyder Cut was born.
Last year, we got a first look at Zack Snyder’s Justice League at DCFanDome. From the trailer alone, it already looks like a completely different movie:
At DCFanDome last year, Snyder revealed that his cut would air more as a miniseries than a movie. It turns out that things have changed since then. On social media site Vero, a fan asked Snyder whether it movie would be more like a miniseries or if it would be one huge movie. “One shot,” he answered.
This means a couple of things. Not only will it be the longest comic book movie ever, but a one-shot movie implies that the movie could make a foray to the big screen at some point down the line.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will air on HBO Max. It is still unclear what exact date it will premiere, but it is likely to be sometime in March. Will you be tuning in? Do you think it would work better as a miniseries or a movie? Let me know in the comments!