On Monday, HBO accidentally released the “Snyder cut” of the superhero film Justice League on HBO Max’s streaming service before removing it.
The Hollywood Reporter points out that customers who tried accessing the new Tom and Jerry movie instead got to see another movie, Justice League from Zack Snyder, which is due for release on the 19th of March.
On social media, one user reported that the film (an official run time of 242 minutes) was screened over an hour.
After the original film’s release and its negative reviews in 2017, a fan campaign was launched to change that. The film starred Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, who worked together against the supervillain Steppenwolf.
After the sudden death of his daughter in May 2017, Snyder left the project during postproduction.
In addition to co-writing the film’s script, Marvel superhero director Joss Whedon directed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He took over and scheduled extensive reshoots.
A takedown notice was sent to those who had shared screenshots of the film on social media after the film was taken down from HBO Max.