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Zack Snyder is back with a new must-read interview ahead of the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

With less than a month to go until the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the famed director is opening up more about what brought him back to the project and what happened along each step of the process.

Snyder sat down with Vanity Fair and covered just about every aspect of the past several years. From the original concepts he had for the film – which included a Bruce Wayne romance with Lois Lane – to how he took no pay for the project.

One revelation, however, is striking. In Snyder’s early talks with Warner Bros., the studio wanted to just simply release the unfinished version of the film that Snyder had on his laptop. With rough footage, no visual effects, no musical score and so on.  “I was like, ‘That’s a no, that’s a hard no.’ And they’re like, ‘But why? You can just put up the rough cut.’” Snyder went on to add, “I go, ‘Here’s why. Three reasons: One, you get the internet off your back, which is probably your main reason for wanting to do this. Two, you get to feel vindicated for making things right, I guess, on some level. And then three, you get a shitty version of the movie that you can point at and go, ‘See? It’s not that good anyway. So maybe I was right.’ I was like, No chance. I would rather just have the Snyder cut be a mythical unicorn for all time.”

The entire interview is worth a read, and rather than chopping it up, we would encourage you to head over to Vanity Fair and read it in full.

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.