When the mythical Snyder Cut of 2017's Justice League hits HBO Max sometime next year, the film will be available in four one-hour segments. This jibes with what Zack Snyder's wife/producing partner Deborah Snyder said a few weeks ago about the alternate cut being more of a "slow burn."
Zack revealed the official streaming rollout plan during a special DC FanDome panel this afternoon.
"Four hours of Justice League is coming your way," he said. "We're gonna work on a way of bundling it together at the end, so you can watch it as a single film if that's the way you want to experience it. Also, to all my international fans ... don't worry if you don't have HBO Max because we're working on a distribution plan, so I promise you, you're gonna get the chance to see it."
The panel also featured special appearances from League members: Ben Affleck ("Batman"), Henry Cavill ("Superman"), Gal Gadot ("Wonder Woman"), Ray Fisher ("Cyborg"), and Ezra Miller ("The Flash"). Jason Momoa ("Aquaman") must have been out fishing. Even Wonder Woman 1984 writer/director Patty Jenkins showed up to ask a question about cut material that we'll get to see in the upcoming version. This resulted in a rather intriguing answer from Snyder, who basically confirmed that Flash is the Ant-Man of the DCEU.
"You're gonna see something with Flash in this film ... I don't think that you've ever seen before. Something that has to do with his abilities," the filmmaker said. "Because you know he's a quantum character; he interacts with time and space, so you might see him do something that is timely."
Watch the full panel below:
Barry Allen's power to manipulate the time-space continuum will be important for his own film (coming summer 2022), which is set to adapt the Flashpoint storyline by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. That project's panel revealed the character's new costume design.
When asked what character he's most looking forward to fleshing out, Snyder said Cyborg. Once again, he described Victor Stone as "the heart of the movie" and "the thing that, in the end, holds the team together in a lot of ways. I'm excited for fans to see how that is realized on-camera."
The Snyder Cut event ended with the world premiere of an initial teaser trailer, which is chock-full of footage not seen in the theatrical cut. During Justice Con in July, Snyder said that his version for HBO Max would not include a single frame that he did not shoot himself.