Justice League; Snyder Cut

It’s bigger, it’s better (we hope), and it’s possibly getting a higher audience rating from the MPAA. Zack Snyder expects his new cut of Justice League will earn an R rating.

The director discussed the project with Entertainment Weekly.

“Here’s one piece of information nobody knows: The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R — that’s one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure,” Snyder told EW. “We haven’t heard from the MPAA, but that’s my gut.”

The 2017 release of Justice League earned a PG-13 rating for “sequences of sci-fi violence and action.”

Snyder suggested the rating for the new cut of the film would increase due to additional violence and profanity. 

“There’s one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy with what’s going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind,” said Snyder. “And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half.”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will air on HBO Max as a four-part limited series, with episodes running around an hour each. (The previous release had a run time of around 2 hours, making the Snyder Cut around double the length.)

And though Warner Bros. recently announced it would debut its entire 2021 film slate on HBO Max, Snyder still hopes his version of Justice League will get a theatrical run.

“I’m a huge fan and 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,” Snyder said.

Zach Snyder's Justice League HBO Max poster

So, what do you think about Zack Snyder’s Justice League potentially earning an R rating? And would you go see the 4-hour project in theaters? Let us know in the comments.

Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates.

Source: Entertainment Weekly