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A Complete Timeline Of The Snyder Cut Of 'Justice League'

Warner Bros.' superhero flick Justice League didn't exactly set the world on fire when it hit theaters back in 2017. However, a heavily rumored alternate Justice League Director's Cut  - colloquially known as the "Snyder Cut" - has become a lightning rod for a certain subset of DC film fans. 

Heading into Justice League, idiosyncratic director Zack Snyder - the man behind both 2013's Man of Steel and 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the former mastermind of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) - intended to continue with his vision of the characters from the previous two films, but a personal tragedy pulled him away from the project. After the lukewarm critical reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. decided to bring writer/director Joss Whedon in to give the cash-cow franchise a lighter tone. Whedon, the man who directed the first two Avengers films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rewrote parts of the script and directed extensive reshoots that drastically changed the original film.

When Justice League was ultimately released, a group of Snyder fans took to the internet to vent about the changes made to the project. However, instead of flaming out in subsequent years, the fervor over a "Snyder Cut" of Justice League has only intensified over time. Eventually, it became a reality, with Snyder taking back the reins for a four-hour Justice League that will drop on HBO Max on March 18, 2021.

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