What’s new on HBO Max captured an exchange between Snyder and a fan, which took place during a question-and-answer session on Snyder’s Vero Account, where the director appeared to confirm that his Justice League cut would be released as a “one-shot” movie when he premieres on HBO Max in March, as opposed to limited series in several parts which was announced at the DC FanDome last summer.
While many have interpreted this to mean that the four-part miniseries has been ditched in favor of a four-hour film, it’s possible Snyder is pointing out that the four-hour episodes will drop simultaneously, giving viewers the option of watch the Snyder Cut in a continuous block rather than breaking it up and posting the “episodes” one by one as part of a schedule. We contacted Warner Bros. for clarification.
Whether Snyder’s Justice League ends up being released as a movie or four episodes that can be viewed separately or as a continuing feature, it will include approximately two and a half hours of never seen before footage, composed of “four or five minutes of additional photography”, original footage from the theatrical release, and items that ended up on the cutting room floor.
Snyder also previously confirmed that he did not use a “single frame” of Joss Whedon’s Justice League picks up for his version of the film (which is widely dubbed the “director’s cut”). So there will be plenty of new footage to watch, including an additional photography scene with Jared Leto’s “tired of the road” Joker, which will be sporting a different look compared to Suicide Squad of 2016.Leto reprising his role as Joker is just one of the many confirmed differences the Snyder Cut will offer, check out our slideshow below for more or read our individual stories on the new design for Darkseid’s Steppenwolf Herald, the cut the dialogue from the Superman and Batman showdown, and Joe Manganiello’s role in Deathstroke in the Justice League is restarting, which would have cost 70 million dollars.
The film will also include the official reveal in the universe that Harry Lennix’s Lieutenant General Calvin Swanwick is secretly a Martian manhunter.