Fans of Justice League are in for a treat as Zack Snyder’s cut of the movie will be getting multiple releases. During IGN’s Fan Fest, the director revealed a black and white edition will be coming to HBO Max, along with multiple versions for IMAX theaters.
Coming to the streaming service on March 18 will be the color version of the movie, but shortly after, you’ll be able to watch the movie in black and white. “There is Zack Snyder’s Justice League “Justice is Gray” edition, which is the black and white version, which I’m a huge advocate of and huge admirer of,” the director explained. “For me, it’s my favorite version of the movie. I understand that people want to see it in color, and that’s great, and I really want them to enjoy it in color. But for me, the ultimate version is the black and white IMAX version of the movie, which is sort of the penultimate ridiculous movie that shouldn’t exist at its highest most fetishistic level, and I really, really love that.
“And of course, the black and white version of Justice League will be released on HBO Max, at some point after release, I believe, and you’ll be able to see that somehow on, I don’t know how you’re gonna get to it but that’s the plan.”
Specific theatrical release dates were not mentioned, but Snyder did discuss the movie coming to theaters at some point. “As far as IMAX go [sic], as we start to figure out how people can get back in the movie theaters and see movies, I would hope for an opportunity to let fans get in the theater and see the color and black and white versions of Justice League on the big screen,” he said. “It’s an afternoon and into evening experience. That’s pretty cool.”
While the aspect ratio for the movie is suited for IMAX, the equipment used for production was not. “I didn’t use the IMAX cameras per se, because their cameras aren’t sound,” Snyder said. “And so I knew there was gonna be a lot of dialogue in this movie but I did shoot it in the aspect ratio that would be ideal for the big 1:4:3 theaters. And so when you see it in its big square, it’s unbelievable because you know they’ve never done a movie in IMAX that’s entirely in that aspect ratio, and they’ve never done one in black and white so it’s kind of it’s kind of two firsts in a row so it’s kind of fun to see.”
IGN Fan Fest revealed a lot about the new movie. We saw the intro to the HBO Max Snyder Cut of Justice League, the director explained why Joker is in the movie, and we learned that the movie ends on a cliffhanger.