Zack Snyder Criticises International Distribution for Justice League | IGN

Zack Snyder has discussed Warner Bros. hazy plans for international distribution of his Justice League cut, calling the studio’s roll out of the eagerly-anticipated movie “not amazing.”

Snyder spoke to the SnyderCutBR YouTube channel about his upcoming four-hour superhero cut, and the director expressed his disappointment at how Warner Bros. was handling the movie’s launch outside of the US. For example, Justice League’s UK trailer didn’t reveal when the film would make its way to British shores, which is a far cry from the March 18 release date seen in the US HBO Max trailer.

When asked for his thoughts on Justice League’s international rollout, Snyder expressed his dissatisfaction over when non-US audiences would be able to watch his original vision for the DC flick. “There has been, you know, not amazing work done with the distribution of the movie. I don’t know why that is, I honestly couldn’t put my finger on it.”

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Snyder did, however, state his belief that the usual practice regarding international movie distribution might have impacted on Warner Bros.’ decision over when to bring Justice League to international audiences. HBO Max won’t launch in Latin America until June, while a European release is expected to come later this year.

“I don’t want to make it seem like there’s some sort of conspiracy out there,” he said. “I think part of the problem is no one saw the movie coming. I think that the normal window, or the normal way people in Hollywood distribute movies, is they understand when the movie gets made that it’s going to have to be distributed. Normally, they have like a two-year window to figure that all out. The problem is this happened in six months and came to life. It’s caught everyone off guard.”

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Snyder’s comments make him the latest director to pick holes in Warner Bros.’ distribution decisions, with Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve also criticising the studio over its choice to release its biggest movies in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously.

In other movie news, Warner Bros. recently dropped a series of Mortal Kombat posters ahead of the official trailer’s release on February 18.

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Tom Power is a UK-based freelance writer. Follow him on Twitter.
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