New version of Zack Snyder's Justice League in black and white has arrived

Justice is Gray
(Image credit: Warner Bros./DC/HBO Max)

A new version of Zack Snyder's Justice League, titled Justice is Gray, has arrived to HBO Max.

The director shared a clip of the new version to Vero, and the same clip was also shared on the film's official Twitter account:

Though at first it seemed the black and white cut of the movie might have an alternate Joker scene, it appears to be the same movie – when asked on Vero if this version was longer, Snyder simply answered: "No".

Zack Snyder Vero Justice is Gray

(Image credit: Zack Snyder Vero)

Snyder has explained before why he decided to turn the Snyder Cut black and white. "For me, the movie has lived, when I left the movie I kept it on my laptop and I turned it black and white in some sort of cathartic and sort of visual, I don't know if it's protest or whether it was just some way of dealing with this whole thing," Snyder said on a MANvsGAME Twitch stream. "But I had it, I turned it black and white. And so for me the movie lived in black and white for two years… And it still does, because one of the caveats when I said I would finish the movie was like 'I also want to finish a black and white version of the movie.'"

At IGN Fan Fest back in February, Snyder commented: "It's my favorite version of the movie. I understand that people want to see it in color, and that's great, and I really want them to enjoy it in color, but for me, the ultimate version is the black and white IMAX version of the movie, which is sort of the penultimate, ridiculous movie that shouldn't exist, at its highest most fetishistic level. And I really, really love that."

At the moment, Justice is Gray is not available worldwide, and there's no news yet on when international audiences might get to see it. For now, though, there's still all four hours of the Snyder Cut available to stream – and if you've finished the movie, check out our deep dives into everything you could possibly want to know about it here:

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.