Zack Snyder Drops Hints of a Possible Theatrical Release

The future of DC’s so-called Snyderverse may be uncertain following James Gunn’s recent takeover of the DCEU, but fans of Zack Snyder’s Justice League may have a reason to celebrate. According to a cryptic post on social media by Snyder, the film may be getting a theatrical release as early as next month.

Snyder’s social media post features a graphic that displays the acronym for his film, Justice League, above the number 30 and references “IMAX.” This suggests that a big-screen showing of his director’s cut of the film could be happening on April 30th. Snyder had tweeted a video featuring the voice of Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips, urging fans to “save the date[s]” of April 28-30. The original Justice League, which Joss Whedon directed after Snyder left the project due to the death of his daughter, was released theatrically in 2017.

Snyder’s later post reads, “Happy JL Anniversary #fullcircle,” a nod to the second anniversary of Zack Snyder’s Justice League release on HBOMax in 2021. This release was made possible due to a fan-driven “Release the Snyder cut” petition. The referenced dates also lend credence to rumors of a “SnyderCon,” which could potentially feature showings of Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice leading up to the theatrical release of Justice League.

Dawn of the Snyder-Verse


Snyder’s version of Justice League features Darkseid’s one-time lieutenant Steppenwolf trying to regain his lord’s favor by acquiring the three Mother Box devices and transforming Earth into an Apokolips-like world. Darkseid was initially meant to have a more significant role in future DC films. Still, Snyder’s exit from the DCEU and subsequent redirection left the character’s involvement within the DCEU and Snyder’s participation in doubt.

Snyder’s darker take on Man of Steel (2013) and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) divided viewers, with many disapproving of his somber interpretation of DC’s flagship characters. This divide deepened with the release of Whedon’s Justice League, which cut out most of Snyder’s already-filmed content and adopted a more lighthearted approach. Whedon’s film received mixed reviews and was considered a box office disappointment.

The Snyderverse is Now Streaming on HBOMax

Fans can nowyder’s vision of the DCEU through Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, all currently streaming on HBOMax. Whether or not Snyder’s Justice League gets a theatrical release, the Snyderverse will always hold a special place in the hearts of DC fans.

“Release the Snyder cut” petition, leading to the completion and release of the film as envisioned by the director.