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How to Watch Zack Snyder's Justice League (The Snyder Cut) in Canada

How to Watch Zack Snyder's Justice League (The Snyder Cut) in Canada

By Simon Hung

Justice is making its way to your home theatre in less than a week, as Zack Snyder's Justice League (commonly known as The Snyder Cut) is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 18 in Canada.

Zack Snyder's Justice League is a four-hour director's cut of Justice League, which was originally released in 2017 and received poor reviews from fans and critics. The Snyder Cut has been highly-anticipated for years among comic book fans, but to fully understand why, we'll need a brief history lesson.

During the production of Justice League, Zack Snyder stepped down as director due to the death of his daughter and Warner Bros. hired Joss Whedon to oversee the movie's production. While Snyder is still credited as director, Justice League (2017) is largely Whedon's movie, as Whedon changed several story elements, shot sequences, character designs and even the musical score after Snyder's departure.

The end result was a box office bomb and a stark deviation from Snyder's original vision, so much so that his wife Deborah vowed to never let him see it because "it would break his heart", while a Warner Bros. executive told Vanity Fair that "it was stupefying...nobody wanted to admit what a piece of sh*t it was." In fact, the film is so reviled that it has earned the nickname "Josstice League" in order to differentiate between it and what many fans consider to be the definitive version of Justice League – The Snyder Cut.

At first, The Snyder Cut was thought to be folklore, but its alleged existence slowly gained traction, leading to the viral #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement on social media. Fast-forward to November 2019 and Warner Bros. relented to fan pressure, agreeing to finance the release of The Snyder Cut with a $70 million budget and Zack Snyder back at the helm. While Zack Snyder's Justice League retains the general framework of the original Justice League, it includes newly-shot footage in order to build a more cohesive plot and provide a better storytelling experience that stays true to Snyder's original vision.

Zack Snyder's Justice League is over four hours long and will premiere on Crave in Canada.

Zack Snyder's Justice League will be released exclusively on WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service in the United States, but details surrounding its international release are somewhat muddled. In Canada, Crave will be the streaming home for The Snyder Cut, after the service confirmed that subscribers with the Movies+HBO add-on package will be able to stream the title starting March 18.

Besides Crave, it's unknown if the film will also be available to rent or purchase from other services like Apple iTunes or Amazon Prime Video, similar to how Wonder Woman 1984 was released in December. Snyder has confirmed that alternative options will be available in regions without HBO Max and fans have uncovered listings on services including Google Play Movies, suggesting that it could be available to purchase at launch, but the Google Play page was taken down soon after its discovery.

  • Crave – available to subscribers with the Movies+HBO add-on

We'll update this article with other streaming options should they become available, but for now, Crave is the only way for Canadians to stream Zack Snyder's Justice League at launch. The service is regularly $19.98 per month (with the Movies+HBO add-on), but new subscribers can save 50% on monthly plans for a limited time, knocking the price down to $9.99 per month.

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    • What I don't get is the insistence on the screen ratio? I get that Snyder was in love with IMAX, and that would make sense if it was going to be widely viewed on those screens, but that is not what's happening now. If anything it creates the opposite feeling of a Imax experience by cropping it down so much for todays TVs.
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    • I make the mistake of paying for this to see in theaters, will be pirating for sure. Not falling for the same trick twice
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    • IceCreamGee wrote: I make the mistake of paying for this to see in theaters, will be pirating for sure. Not falling for the same trick twice
      Well you could just stream it..... or just NOT watch it. By feeling the need to pirate it, you are admitting that this product is novel enough for you to not only watch it, but to go through the effort of pirating it. At that point you should just pony up the cash to stream.
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    • ertmanius wrote: Well you could just stream it..... or just NOT watch it. By feeling the need to pirate it, you are admitting that this product is novel enough for you to not only watch it, but to go through the effort of pirating it. At that point you should just pony up the cash to stream.
      I'm not bothered by my efforts of protesting lol
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    • IceCreamGee wrote: I'm not bothered by my efforts of protesting lol
      But why protest it?
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    • Pumped. Looks much better.
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    • Please enlighten me. Why are people so pumped about this movie?
      Man of steel was good, but when I look at Zack Snyder's latest DC film, which is Batman V Superman, it scored 6.4 on IMDB and 44 on Metacritic while Josh Wedon's Justice league sorced 6.3 on IMDB and 45 on Metacritic.
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    • Why is it that in 2021, we still insist on women in entertainment (movies, sports, even classical music) wearing as little clothing as possible but men have to cover every inch of their bodies; even the faces of of of these Marvel male characters are obscured by masks.

      Don't get me wrong. I get a riser out of watching naked women but isn't it just too blatantly counter productive to promote women's rights out of the left side of your mouth and make Wonder Woman strip to her crotch out of your right side?
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    • dodgybackhand wrote: Why is it that in 2021, we still insist on women in entertainment (movies, sports, even classical music) wearing as little clothing as possible but men have to cover every inch of their bodies; even the faces of of of these Marvel male characters are obscured by masks.

      Don't get me wrong. I get a riser out of watching naked women but isn't it just too blatantly counter productive to promote women's rights out of the left side of your mouth and make Wonder Woman strip to her crotch out of your right side?
      Society norms I guess.

      There are areas where people could cherry pick that show equality if not even greater coverage for women, but that would be disingenuous and not really refute your point.

      However, promotion of women's rights isnt necessarily mutually exclusive to how they are dressed onscreen, unless you think that is a defining characteristic of what you think "women's rights" are, or what their defining characteristics are. Its not that there is no overlap, and its honestly a bit more complicated then I really care to get into on a forum topic about a film being released and in no way am I going to dictate what is important to women and what their rights should be.
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    • So the only legal way to watch this in Canada is with Crave. No thank you. Memo to Crave: In a world with 4K/8K resolution, 720P just won't cut it. Wake up! This is the 21st century.

      Also, getting a VPN plus a HBO MAX subscription just isn't worth the hassle.
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