Zack Snyder's Justice League might get an R-rated theatrical launch
Zack Snyder's Justice League may hit theaters after all, and it will likely get an R rating. This, according to Snyder himself, who has revealed some new details about his fabled editing of the superhero film DC Comics. The so-called Snyder Cut will be released as a miniseries on HBO Max next year. However, according to Snyder, WarnerMedia is also investigating the idea of a theatrical release.
The important things first. The Snyder Cut will contain a lot of new footage, with the new film running in just under four hours. That's why it's split up as a miniseries. All of the new footage, along with what Zack Snyder added in the new recordings, it has given the whole thing a harder edge, it seems. Here's what Snyder had to say about it in a recent interview.
"Here's some piece of information nobody knows: The movie is insane and so epic and will likely get an R. I think that is going to happen that it sure will be an R-rated version. We haven't heard from that yet. " MPAA, but that's my gut. "
While the MPAA hasn't made a decision yet, it's a safe bet if Zack Snyder suspects this new version of the Justice League will receive an R-Rating. But perhaps the more appealing element to fans wanting to bring Snyder's vision to life is for the filmmaker to talk to the studio about some kind of theatrical run. How exactly that would work remains to be seen, but here's what he had to say.
“I'm a huge fan and advocate of the cinematic experience, and we're already talking about it Justice League Acting theater at the same time it comes to HBO Max. So strange, it's the opposite (of the trend). "
WarnerMedia recently announced that its entire 2021 film will debut on HBO Max and in theaters simultaneously. The move has proven controversial. Anyway, it appears the studio is retroactively adding Zack Snyder's Justice League to that list. Given that they are spending an additional $ 70 million on a film that was originally a financial failure at the box office, it makes sense that they want to capitalize on as much as possible. Snyder spoke in more detail about why the film may have an R rating.
"There's a scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg isn't very happy with what's going on in his life before he meets the Justice League and he tends to speak his mind. And Steppenwolf is hacking pretty much people in half. So (the rating would be down to it) violence and profanity, probably both. "
Zack Snyder originally left the Justice League well in production. Joss Whedon stepped in, and massive re-registrations and new admissions took place during his tenure. The theatrical version released in 2017 did not correspond to Snyder's original vision. His new version will include the villain Darkseid, among others. A release date has not yet been announced at this point, but it is expected to be in early 2021. This news comes to us via Entertainment Weekly.
Topics: Justice League, Snyder Cut, HBO Max, Streaming
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