Most of us are familiar with the story by now. A couple of weeks ago, Zack Snyder announced that the Justice League Snyder Cut is indeed happening and will be hitting HBO Max in 2021. The Snyder Cut has become a reality after the fandom campaigned on social media for three years. The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement started after Justice League hit theatres in 2017. What we saw in theatres was a byproduct of major rewrites and reshoots done by Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Firefly), after Snyder left the project three-quarters of the way to deal with a personal tragedy.
Interestingly enough, unlike the rest of the Justice League cast, Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, has mostly remained silent about the upcoming release of the Snyder Cut. That is, until now. In an interview with Variety, Cavill said:
“I don’t know if I’m surprised. With everything that has happened this year, with the lockdown and cinemas having to close and streaming services now being how we are getting our entertainment, it’s not really a surprise. I think it’s one of those things where it’s an opportunity, and I think it’s great that Zack [Snyder] has an opportunity to finally release his vision of [Justice League] and I think that’s really important for a storyteller and a filmmaker. When that doesn’t happen, it’s always a sad occasion. And now Zack has the opportunity, and I’m excited to watch it.”