The COVID-19 pandemic has swept through the entertainment industry, leaving a trail of shattered plans and delayed projects in its wake. The summer blockbuster season may not happen at all, theaters have chained their doors and almost all of the ongoing sessions are now on indefinite hiatus. Against that depressing backdrop, confirmation that Zack Snyder League of Justice It will air in 2021 on HBO Max (which we reported in November) It came like a ray of sunshine in the dim light.
And yet, according to Deborah Snyder, Coronavirus almost meant the last-minute cancellation of the project. From what we've gathered, everything seemed pretty pink in February. The Snyders threw a party at their home, inviting Warner Bros, HBO Max and DC executives to watch the incomplete cut of the film and explain what it would take to finish it. By all accounts, this went perfectly, though a massive key was thrown at the plans when it became clear that the entertainment industry was about to shut down.
Deborah Snyder explained in an interview with THR that:
"People thought:" It will not be possible to increase, and that perhaps this should be in the background. But we said, "No, this is the right time" because our visual effects houses that depend on so much are running out of work, so now is the time to do it. "
It should be at least theoretically possible for visual effects studios working on League of Justice in 2016 and 2017 to restart work fairly quickly. After all, the assets are already created and in the archive, and we've seen several unfinished animations of scenes from Snyder's cut. What remains a mystery is how much the existing cut from the film will be included and what will be re-filmed or reworked for the expanded version.
Whatever the case may be, with the effects the work is running out and the visual effects industry sadly known for getting rid of its artists at any time, anything to keep farms warm during the COVID-19 pandemic will be welcome. .
And hey, with many months to work on the movie, we hope we don't see anything as terrible as the removal of the mustache on the League of Justice Theatrical court.