Recently on an interview with the Entertainment Weekly Director Zack Snyder revealed the his highly anticipated movie The Snyder Cut would be given the R-rating.
“Here’s one piece of information nobody knows: The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R — that’s one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure,” said Snyder. “We haven’t heard from the MPAA, but that’s my gut.” So the fans will now be able to witness a more hardcore Batman never before seen on the big screen.
When asked for further details Snyder revealed “Cyborg is not too happy with what’s going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind. And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half. So [the rating would be due to] violence and profanity, probably both,” Snyder told Entertainment Weekly.
Further director Zack Snyder has been pushing for his movie to be released theatrically simultaneously along side the HBO Max release, similar to the recent announcement by Warner Media where their movie slate for the year 2021 would have a theatrical and HBO Max release on the exact same day, this has garnered major backlash from huge talent houses working with the company along the likes of Director Christopher Nolan and the director of another highly anticipated movie Dune Director Denis Villeneuve.
When asked about this Snyder said “I’m a huge fan and a big supporter of the cinematic experience, and we’re already talking about Justice League playing theatrically at the same time it’s coming to HBO Max,” Snyder says. “So weirdly, it’s the reverse [of the trend].”
Zack Snyder was originally set to direct Justice League but later had to step down due to a family tragedy. The studio hired the previous director of the first two Avengers movies and the hit television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon who was said to have reshot over 90 percent of Snyder’s true vision for the film and was released on November 2017, which was poorly received by the like of both the fans and critics.
This was followed up by a huge fan campaign known as “Release the Snyder Cut” to which Warner Media responded by announcing its release on their new streaming service HBO Max for the year 2021.
So the fans will now be able to witness the four-part epic on HBO Max and hopefully theaters in 2021.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
The Justice League screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Jim Rowe, Ben Affleck, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, and Chris Terrio.