The highly anticipated edit is almost here!
More than three years after Justice League played in theaters, director Zack Snyder is releasing the movie as he always intended it.
Last year, Warner Bros. announced that Snyder -- who had to step away from the project before it was completed due to a family tragedy -- would at long last be able to complete his cut of the movie, henceforth to be known as Zack Snyder's Justice League.
On Friday, the release date was revealed via three social media posts from Snyder, each with a different movie poster announcing its HBO Max debut on March 18. Together, they read: "Fallen. Risen. Reborn." (The last features a cheeky visual reference to the film reels that fueled #SnyderCut speculation for years.)
Warner Bros. also unveiled an official synopsis:
"In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions."
During last summer's DC FanDome event, special guests Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa were on hand to help their director debut the trailer for his Justice League. Watch below.
With this version confirmed to be 4 hours long, there will be plenty we haven't seen included in the Snyder Cut. Set to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," the trailer highlights new footage of big bad Darkseid and Superman in an all-black suit, as well as previously-cut storylines for Kiersey Clemons' Iris West and Fisher's Cyborg.
What's nowhere to be seen? Superman's CGIed-out mustache.
Zack Snyder's Justice League will stream on HBO Max on March 18.