Zack Snyder Talks WB, R-Rated ‘Justice League’, Theatrical Release

Speaking with EW, Zack Snyder shared his belief that his upcoming “insane and so epic” Justice League movie is likely going to receive an R-rating from the MPAA, revealing that Batman drops the F-bomb while Steppenwolf “is pretty much just hacking people in half.” He went on to discuss his hope that the 4-hour cut would hit theaters at the same time as HBO Max, indicating that conversations are happening about it.

Regarding the move by Warner Bros. to release new films on HBO Max concurrently with the theatrical debut, Snyder had a bit to say:

“It felt like a pretty bold move and that maybe the implication wasn’t 100 percent thought out. I feel like there’s a lot of people panicking during COVID. I hope that, in the end, that’s what this was — some sort of knee-jerk to COVID and not some sort of greater move to disrupt the theatrical experience. I thought we were kind of already getting very close to the ideal theatrical window where you still had marketing material out there and you hadn’t forgotten about the film by the time it came out on DVD or streaming. I thought we were starting to hone in on that sweet spot, but this kind of throws a monkey wrench in the works.”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will hit HBO Max sometime in 2021.

Photo from /Film

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