Warner Bros. reportedly has no plans of heeding fan demand to release director Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has no plans to release the Snyder Cut, either theatrically or on HBO Max. “That’s a pipe dream,” one source told the outlet. “There’s no way it’s ever happening.”
It’s worth noting that this isn’t an official announcement from Warner Bros., so it’s best to hold off any impassioned reactions until there’s an actual statement. The question is whether or not the studio even has any intentions of addressing the Release the Snyder Cut movement for Justice League. From the looks of it, the campaign isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, especially with high-profile people backing the cause. That includes Gadot and Jason Momoa, both of whom are still attached to the DCEU with Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman 2 in the pipeline.
2017’s Justice League notoriously went through extensive reshoots under Joss Whedon and 80 pages of rewrites after Snyder departed the film following a family tragedy. The resulting product was a critical and commercial failure, grossing just $658 million off of an estimated $300 million budget.
Next up for the DC Extended Universe is Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), slated for release Feb. 7, 2020; Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, coming June 5 2020; James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which arrives August 6, 2021; and Matt Reeves’ solo Batman film, which will swing into theaters June 25, 2021.