16 Dec 2020: Zack Snyder calls his HBO Max 'Justice League' outing R-rated
The four-part series, to be released on HBO Max in 2021, now has another reason for adult fans to thank for.
Snyder says his version of Justice League has a very high chance of being R-rated.
Let's know why he said that.
Language: 'There's one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb'
To put matters simply, Snyder said that Batman might drop an F-bomb.
"There's one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy...and he tends to speak his mind," said the director.
Development: Snyder awaits MPAA mandate, but his gut gives it R-rating
Snyder told reporters that although the mandate from Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is pending, he is sure that the series will get an R-rating because of profanity and violence.
Elaborating on the violence shown in his version, Snyder said, "And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half. So [the rating would be due to] violence and profanity, probably both."
Details: Snyder wants it in theaters; wish opposes WB's 2021 plan
Even as Justice League is reportedly turning out to be solid, Snyder is hinging more on its theatrical release, which is a diametrically opposite stand to Warner Bros.' 2021 plan.
"I'm a big supporter of the cinematic experience, and we're already talking about Justice League playing theatrically at the same time it's coming to HBO Max. So weirdly, it's the reverse," Snyder said.
Reaction: Snyder also talked about Warner Bros.' theater-streamer plan
The director also weighed in Warner Bros. releasing all its 2021 titles on HBO Max and theaters simultaneously.
"I hope that, in the end, that's what this was — some sort of knee-jerk to COVID and not some sort of greater move to disrupt the theatrical experience. I thought we were kind of already getting very close to the ideal theatrical window," Snyder added.