As the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League draws closer, one of the biggest remaining questions is how those of us outside of the United States will be able to catch the film; it appears that even the director himself isn’t completely sure.
While there have been some announcements of the international plans for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the overall rollout plan is still somewhat of a patchwork of different options.
Appearing on the SnyderCutBR YouTube channel, Snyder addressed the situation. “I think part of the problem is no one saw the movie coming,” said Snyder. “I think that the normal window or the normal way people in Hollywood distribute movies is they understand when the movie gets made that it’s going to have to be distributed. Normally, they have like a two-year window to figure that all out. The problem is this happened in six months and came to life. It’s caught everyone off guard.”
When Warner Bros. greenlit the re-shot film, it was to be an HBO Max miniseries. Since the initial greenlight, though, the budget has inflated from an initial $20 million to a reported $70 million, and the project shifted from a four-part miniseries to a single film. In other words, many aspects of the making of Zack Snyder’s Justice League are anything but traditional.
“I do believe that even when the movie was green lit, the Snyder Cut version was green lit, I don’t know that there was a sense of urgency or an understanding of the worldwide demand that would be required of distribution and the studio and everyone to satisfy.”
We’ll be covering the latest news on the Warners’ distribution plans for the film, but the best thing to do for now is to check with local cinemas and follow Warner Bros. social media accounts in your country to get the latest news of how it will be shown in your area.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will debut on March 18 on HBO Max in the U.S. and in various other territories on other HBO services.