HBO Max Head Responds To Criticism Of Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Release

HBO Max head Tony Goncalves has addressed the criticism surrounding the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the precedent it might set.

There have been mixed reactions to the announcement of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Obviously, many are excited to see Snyder’s vision for the DC film come to fruition, but others have said that it sets a dangerous precedent for Hollywood by allowing filmmakers to redo a movie after a demand from fans. Some fans are now looking for the release of David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad and others following the announcement.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will require more than $30 million to be completed and won’t be released until next year. In an interview with The Verge, HBO Max head Tony Goncalves responded the criticism of the precedent the Snyder Cut might set with other Warner Bros. properties now that it’s getting released:

“Look, definitely not a precedent. And you’re right. There’s different types of fandoms. There’s the fandom you just described, and there’s other fandoms. My reference to the fandoms is the fact that we’re in a space where consumers are loud. Consumers guide, and we absolutely have to listen as industry. I had a boss that once said, “Industry and consumers aren’t always aligned, but consumers do tend to win.” It’s a fine balance. And I think when it comes to video, when it comes to entertainment, when it comes to content, consumers have never had more choice, and they’ve never had more of a voice. But that doesn’t mean that we will go and invest our dollars in every single fandom that exists. But I think the reference to the Snyder Cut and the Friends fandom is the fact that consumers are speaking, and we have to listen. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to go redo every movie ever made. But I think that we definitely have to have our ear to the ground. And I think we do. I just go back to look at the buzz that the Harry Potter library brought us yesterday. It was a wonderful surprise and delight. It’s because consumers are passionate about these franchises.”

Do you think we will see more films like Zack Snyder’s Justice League released on HBO Max? If so, what do you want to see? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released on HBO Max in 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding the DC Extended Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!

Source: The Verge