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Zack Snyder Thinks His 'Justice League' Will Be R-Rated & Could Head To Theaters

Zack Snyder Thinks His 'Justice League' Will Be R-Rated & Could Head To Theaters

Zack Snyder is opening up about his upcoming cut of Justice League.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the 54-year-old director teased what fans can look forward to in the HBO Max four episode event, and if it will possibly head to theaters.

“Here’s one piece of information nobody knows: The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R — that’s one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure,” Zack revealed to the magazine. “We haven’t heard from the MPAA, but that’s my gut.”

There is apparently footage from the cut that where “Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy with what’s going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind. And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half.”

“So [the rating would be due to] violence and profanity, probably both,” Zack added.

In the same interview, Zack also opened up about possibility of the extended cut heading to theaters.

“I’m a huge fan and a big supporter of the cinematic experience, and we’re already talking about Justice League playing theatrically at the same time it’s coming to HBO Max,” Zack says. “So weirdly, it’s the reverse [of the trend].”

It was announced earlier this month that most of the planned Warner Bros. movies are going to HBO Max.

Many filmmakers have lashed out at the decision, calling it “disrespectful” and “makes no economic sense“.

Zack shared his opinion on the matter, as well.

“It felt like a pretty bold move and that maybe the implication wasn’t 100 percent thought out,” he shared. “I feel like there’s a lot of people panicking during COVID. I hope that, in the end, that’s what this was — some sort of knee-jerk to COVID and not some sort of greater move to disrupt the theatrical experience. I thought we were kind of already getting very close to the ideal theatrical window where you still had marketing material out there and you hadn’t forgotten about the film by the time it came out on DVD or streaming.”

Zack concludes, “I thought we were starting to hone in on that sweet spot, but this kind of throws a monkey wrench in the works.”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will arrive on HBO Max in 2021.

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