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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ celebrates Valentine’s Day with a new trailer

An epic new trailer for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” has premiered today. Intentionally released on Feb. 14 (2/14) to signify the runtime of Snyder’s original take, the trailer revealed something far beyond any “cul-de-sac.”

Snyder’s highly sought after cut of “Justice League” will be four hours long, making it the longest superhero movie to date. The highly anticipated film will be released to HBO Max on March 18, 2021.

After the planet wide #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures announced last year that it will exclusively world premiere Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the 2017 feature film “Justice League.” 

#ReleaseTheSnyderCut first became a passionate rallying social media cry among fans in 2017. From countless press articles and hundreds of millions of social media mentions, it became a powerful global movement among cinephiles and comic book fans alike.

Some of the discourse with the theatrical cut was rooted around Henry Cavill’s mustache debacle and substitute Director Joss Whedon’s reshoots that updated writing and altered the cinematic storyline. Whedon took over directorial duties after Zack and Deborah Snyder stepped back from post-production to deal with a family tragedy. 

Soon after the films theatrical release, the movement gained major momentum as DC lovers called for Director Zack Snyder’s full vision, plotted soon after “Man of Steel” (2013) to finally be realized. Back in 2017, Justice League was deemed a critical flop. Now, over three years after the initial release, fans and actors alike are getting the Justice League they deserve.

In the recent trailer we watch as a hero dies, and a signal echoes outwards into the dark. This, of course, is Superman’s death as witnessed in 2016’s “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.” An event orchestrated, in part, by Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. Luthor apparently was doing Darkseid’s bidding in the second installment of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), DC Comics’ cinematic franchise.

“The bell cannot be unrung. And they’ve heard it, amongst the stars. Ding-dong, the god is dead. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding.”

Lex Luthor

Viewers were shocked not only at the visualization and stark differences from “Josstice League,” (a term associated with Whedon’s version) but also by an original conversation between Batman and Joker, where Gotham’s infamous Clown Prince of Crime said, “We live in a society where honor is a distant memory.” This “Knightmare” scene is one fans were completely behaved of in the initial 2017 theatrical release.

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC full-length Max Original feature film “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” will premiere on the platform on Thursday, March 18. The announcement came with the debut of three new teaser posters.

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“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”

The following are countries “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” will be available 

HBO territories in the Nordic region – Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

HBO territories in Central Europe – Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland, Montenegro and Croatia.

HBO GO territories in Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan.

Further details on how the Snyder Cut would be made available in other regions will be announced later.

Zack Benz

Zack Benz has been a fan of the Daily Planet since he was eight years old. The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for him and it’s his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. Zack graduated with a degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2019.

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