(Note: Original article linked and quoted gave an incorrect time that HBO Max would drop the Snyder cut. They edited the article and time, so I changed to midnight. The original article stated it would be available at 11pm PT on March 17, but due to Daylight Savings Time, it’s off by one hour. Got to love DST!)
With The Snyder Cut of Justice League coming in March 2021 to HBO Max we’re learning more details about the film, in addition to the mammoth run time (see: The 4-hour Snyder Cut of Justice League Will Premiere On March 18, 2021).
It was shot in a way intended to use IMAX screens. In fact, the film may (?) be released theatrically on IMAX (with intermissions or not, we haven’t learned yet) in addition to HBO Max. This should make Snyder purists that truly want to see it on the big screen.
Sources have confirmed to IGN that Zack Snyder’s four-hour reassembling of Justice League is using the boxy 1.33:1 ratio. So the question is why? Well, the director’s love for the format stemmed from the IMAX scenes he shot for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which were rendered in full frame, in the 1.43:1 aspect ratio. Ever since that movie, Snyder’s been enamored with the square composition and the idea of using it for future projects.Why The Snyder Cut of Justice League Isn’t Widescreen – IGN
I’m interested in seeing this in IMAX. Am hopeful there will be an intermission, however, because four hours is just way too long for a movie. Maybe the story will lend itself to the runtime, so don’t want to condemn anything before seeing, but just throwing out that if this happens then this will be the longest movie we’ve seen in theaters in, well, ever.
Have you seen any other four hour movies in theaters before? If so, please tell us what the experience was like? Was there an intermission?
The Snyder Cut of Justice League will be available at 11pm PT on March 17, 2021 on HBO Max.