One of the most interesting announcements for the upcoming streaming service HBO Max is that Warner Bros. will finally be releasing the Snyder Cut of Justice League. The Snyder Cut of Justice League is the long desired version of the movie which was intended to be completed by director Zack Snyder and his crew during post-production until he had to unfortunately leave the project. The film was then completed instead by filmmaker Joss Whedon, which ended up being the theatrical release of the film that fans have consistently been pretty upset with. As such, the fight for the Snyder Cut began – and although fans convinced Warner Bros. to finally release the Snyder Cut, it will apparently cost much more than the originally estimated $20 to $30 million to complete the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
As it turns out, Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of WarnerMedia and HBO Max revealed that the Snyder Cut of Justice League could cost much more while he appeared on the podcast Recode Media. Here’s what he stated:
“It isn’t as easy as going into the vault and there’s a Snyder Cut sitting there to put out… Zack is actually building it and it’s complex, including – and I don’t wanna get into too much detail that we haven’t already talked about yet – but, new effects shots. It’s a radical rethinking of that movie and it’s complicated and wildly expensive. Which is, of course, a number I won’t quote… I’ll just say I wish it was $30 million and stop there.”
Whatever the true number for the cost is, it certainly makes sense considering the vast amount of work that will have to go into completing the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
After all, they’ll have to re-edit the movie, create new special effects shots, complete a new musical score for the film, and who knows what else. But the fact it’s finally happening should be enough to excite fans and help make HBO Max seem even more worthwhile.