Fans have already been expecting Zack Snyder’s Justice League to be a much different film than Joss Whedon’s cut that was released to theaters in 2017. With a four hour run time, Zack Snyder’s new cut of the film is loaded with new footage and altered sequences. But what else is interesting, now, is that Zack Snyder’s Justice League will actually be R-rated. The possibly of an R-rating was previously suggested in the past by Zack Snyder, but now it’s been officially rated by the MPAA. According to the new rating, it received the R as a result of both “violence and some language.”
What’s more, the R-rated cut of Justice League was also given the alternate title: Justice League: The Snyder Cut. Via Film Ratings, these are some big revelations with just a little over a month before the film hits HBO Max. It also seems it could even screen in select theaters across the United States. This should surely get fans excited, especially those who’ve been desperate to see Zack Snyder’s original take on Justice League finally get a release date. After all, who wouldn’t want to see the film up on the big screen as a way to celebrate the success of #ReleaseTheSnyderCut?
In any case, this definitely seems like it will be a gritty and unrelenting take on the existing DCEU. After the reactions the Joss Whedon Justice League received, we can only hope that Zack Snyder’s cut will be much more successful. As always, stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any further updates on the film and its upcoming release as we have them.
The massive cast for the film includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, and J. K. Simmons as James Gordon.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is scheduled for a release on HBO Max on March 18, 2021.