It’s been almost a year since HBO Max released the film that many claimed didn’t exist. Fans have been campaigning for the release of the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League since the film’s awful theatrical cut slithered into theatres in 2017. They were mocked for their passion, told they were asking for the impossible, and that Snyder’s version of the film would not only never be released, but could never be released. All of this meant that on March 18, 2021, when Zack Snyder’s Justice League premiered on HBO Max and became a massive hit, some large servings of humble pie were consumed.
The film went on to be the fourth-most-streamed HBO Max film of 2021, and it has now been revealed that it had the highest audience engagement, beating out The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs. Kong, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Dune. While Snyder’s ‘Knightmare’ story appears unlikely to be continued, the stories of his DCEU characters are continuing. Ezra Miller and Ben Affleck will reprise their Justice League roles in The Flash later this year, J.K. Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon will play a significant role in Batgirl, Gal Gadot will appear in Wonder Woman 3 at some point, and, of course, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will return in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in December.
Unfortunately, it appears that Henry Cavill has hung up his cape as Superman for good, though I wouldn’t rule out a return from the Man of Steel in some capacity at this point. After all, if the success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League demonstrates anything, it’s that the seemingly impossible can occur. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now available to watch in its entirety on HBO Max.