Justice League: cast of new Zack Snyder cut, review and how to watch 2021 superhero movie in the UK on NOW TV?

The four-hour DC superhero mashup features Batman, Joker, Wonder Woman and Darkseid among others

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:55 pm

A new take on the action-adventure film Justice League is set to be released.

Fans of the DC Comics superhero team, adapted for the big screen in 2017, were treated to an official trailer of a revised version of the same film, which also includes new shots.

The film is cut by Zack Snyder, who was the initial director before he left the film's production prior to its cinema release, and features the same star studded superhero cast.

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So what does the new trailer tell us, when will the film be released and why was there a campaign for the Snyder cut? Here’s what you need to know...

What is the Snyder cut?

Zack Snyder was the original director of the Justice League but stepped away from the project for personal reasons.

Director Zack Snyder's cut of the Justice League will air in the US in 2021. (Pic: Getty Images)

Joss Whedon was chosen to replace Snyder by Warner Bros who instructed a brighter tone and for the runtime to be cut down.

The 2017 film was greeted with mixed reviews at the cinema - leading to fans campaigning for the Snyder cut to be released.

This became a reality in early 2020 when Snyder got the green light to release his version with different visual effects, scores and new material filmed.

The film is still set after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and features the full superhero team, as well as a surprise inclusion.

Superheroes Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) attempt to save the world from the evil threat of Steppenwolf.

When will Justice League be released?

The adapted film is scheduled for release on 18 March 2021.

Titled Zack Snyder's Justice League, the revised film was initially set to be released as four hour-long episodes.

But a full feature length film will also be released for fans who want to watch an uninterrupted version of his cut all in one go.

Snyder's cut will be aired in the US on HBO Max.

How can I watch the new Justice League trailer?

The new trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League has been released.

The trailer, which features Joker (Jared Leto) and the voice of Lex Luthor, has fans sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the full film.

The trailer is available to watch via HBO Max's YouTube channel and has been seen more than eight million times.

Will the Justice League be available to fans in the UK?

Though HBO Max is only available in the US, many of the shows that have been screened on the network have found their way over to the UK.

Programmes such as Game of Thrones have been broadcast on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Snyder reassured international fans they will see his cut.

Speaking on a panel at a fan convention, Snyder said that he was working on a distribution plan "so I promise you, you're going to get a chance to see it".

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be aired in the UK on 18 March 2021 through Sky Cinema and NOW TV.

What do the reviews of Zack Snyder’s Justice League say?

The Guardian gave it four stars out of five: "The film has something preposterous but surreal, and there is a disturbing epilogue in which Wayne is confronted by his personal demons. Snyder’s film may be exhausting but it is engaging. Justice is served."

Empire gave it three out of five stars: "More than just being superior to its 2017 counterpart, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is an entertaining if overlong superhero flick in its own right. If this is the last DC film Snyder directs, it’s a satisfactory exit."

Independent gave Snyder's cut two stars out of five: "At its core, it’s an exhausting four-hour behemoth that doesn’t particularly serve anyone outside of the minority that demanded its existence. For those without a pre-built emotional investment, Zack Snyder's Justice League has all the joys of watching meat being pulverised."