Zack Snyder is gearing up for his highly-anticipated director’s cut of ‘Justice League’.
The 54-year-old filmmaker recently teased that there is a possibility that his version of the 2018 superhero movie might be R-rated due to excessive “profanity and violence”, per Deadline.
The director’s remastered version, dubbed as Snyder-cut by the DC Comics fans is finally on its way and will include plenty of new footage, including powerful action sequences and expletives.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Zack Snyder revealed that the new ‘Justice League’ will have a runtime of four hours and he hopes to release it theatrically, in addition to premiering on HBO Max.
“Here’s one piece of information nobody knows: The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R, that’s one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure,” the filmmaker said. “We haven’t heard from the MPAA, but that’s my gut.”
On asking about the new expletive footage Snyder added: “There’s one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy with what’s going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind.”
“And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half. So [the rating would be due to] violence and profanity, probably both,” he explained.
As per multiple reports, Snyder also opened up on the parent company WarnerMedia’s decision to release the entire 2021 slate of Warner Bros films both on HBO and in theatres.
“I’m a huge fan and a big supporter of the cinematic experience, and we’re already talking about Justice League playing theatrically at the same time it’s coming to
HBO Max. So weirdly, it’s the reverse [of the trend].”
‘Justice League’ features Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.
The Snyder cut will be a four-part series and is set to release on HBO Max in 2021.