Original story: People settling in for a cozy family exposure of the cartoon comedy Tom & Jerry on HBO Max got an interesting surprise today – the movie ran for four hours. It was also Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
@hbomax I try to watch Tom & Jerry but instead he plays Synder Cut
I doubt this is how Tom & Jerry begins pic.twitter.com/RnkmFBR728
– leirbag (@gbral_) March 8, 2021
HOLY SHIT !!!! If you play the Tom and Jerry Movie on HBOMAX … Zach Synder Justice League plays instead !! @hbomax @DCComics @wbpictures @Comic pic.twitter.com/gGV4Z1wTGl
– Kasper or Chucky (@ tha_jerk2012) March 8, 2021
Fired up ‘Tom & Jerry’ on HBO Max … and the #SnyderCut started playing … pic.twitter.com/myhq7iC0bY
– Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) March 8, 2021
Reports of this error started a few hours ago and spread across social media, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming he was able to briefly access Justice League. Reports say that many users were able to watch an hour or two of the movie before their session was interrupted. Since then, the movie appears to have been patched up and only plays Tom & Jerry instead. IGN has reached out to HBO for comment.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cup is isn’t set to hit theaters and on HBO Max until March 18, at which point he will hopefully not actually be traded with Tom & Jerry.
IGN talked with Snyder about the film ahead of its IGN Fan Fest release earlier this month, and also recently hosted a conversation with producer Deborah Snyder and former executive producer of 343 Industries and currently head of Halo Transmedia studio and Entertainment Kiki Wolfkill in honor of International Women’s Day.
Rebekah Valentine is a journalist at IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.