Justice League may have happened once before, but some fans feel it has never been truly seen. This is because the final cut fans saw when it was released in 2018 was finalised by Warner Bros and Joss Whedon. Now the movie is arriving with Zack’s original plan on screen.
What time is Zack Snyder’s Justice League coming to the UK?
Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is being shown on NOW TV and Sky Cinema.
The movie will drop on Sky Cinema at 7.02am GMT on Thursday, March 18, and will be available to stream via the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV at the same time.
For American fans, the movie will be available on HBO Max at 12.01am PT/3.01am ET, and for Australian fans, the movie is screening on Binge and Foxtel Now at 6pm on March 18.
Other than these sites, any website claiming to have the film for streaming or download is illegal.
The Digital Economy Act 2017 means people could now face ten-year prison sentences for illegally streaming copyrighted content.
To be sure you’re not watching copyrighted material, you should go directly to companies such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, according to FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
CEO of FACT Kieron Sharp said: “There are now more ways than ever for consumers to watch movies and TV but not going to legitimate sources to watch new movies is not a grey area: it is against the law.
“As well as being illegal, evidence shows that streaming pirated content is incredibly risky and can expose users to malware and inappropriate content.
“Not only does that deny the best viewing experience, it’s just not worth taking the chance.”
When the release date was finally revealed, it also came with a new official synopsis which is different from the original Justice League movie, so fans can prepare for the movie.
Is the Snyder Cut the same as the original Justice League?
It is likely much of the story will be the same, and many of the same characters will appear in both.
There will be subtle changes, however, making this worth seeing for die-hard DCEU fans.
So far, it has had much better reviews than its original version.
The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin said of the film: “In a genre increasingly hidebound by formula, it stands as a monument to exceptionalism that itself feels exceptional.”
This is high praise indeed, and it currently has a 77 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Matt Zoller Seltz of RogerEbert.com agrees with Robbie’s praise, adding: “It owes as much to rock concerts, video games, and multimedia installations as it does to commercial narrative filmmaking. It’s maddening. It’s monumental. It’s art.”
However, this view is certainly not universal, with Clarisse Loughrey of the Independent saying: “At its core, it’s an exhausting four-hour behemoth that doesn’t particularly serve anyone outside of the minority that demanded its existence.”
Hannah Woodhead of Little White Lies added: “[Snyder’s] Justice League is overlong, miserable and signifies nothing other than the potential of fandom to influence top-level creative decision-making.”
The official synopsis of the film reads: “The synopsis reads: “Determined to ensure Superman’s ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions,” it reads.
“The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes.
“Now united, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is available on NOW TV and Sky Cinema on March 18 at 7am