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Zack Snyder is hosting a Man of Steel watchalong – and cryptic tweets hint at a Snyder Cut announcement

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The Snyder Cut saga could be entering the final stretch. The fabled cut of Justice League (opens in new tab) has been the subject of a grassroots fan movement that has seen everything from banners being flown over SDCC (opens in new tab) to several social media campaigns.

Now, with the news of Zack Snyder hosting a Man of Steel (opens in new tab) watchalong coinciding with both HBO Max’s imminent release and cryptic tweets from prominent film journalists, it could be about to become a reality.

On Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 AM Pacific (4 PM BST), Snyder will appear on social media site Vero (opens in new tab) for a Man of Steel Watch Party, with a Q&A set to take place after the event.

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The timing of the watchalong, though, has got people talking. Not only did #ReleaseTheSnyderCut start trending worldwide on Twitter, a handful of intriguing tweets followed from the likes of Slash Film’s Peter Sciretta, as well as Forbes’ Mark Hughes and Scott Mendelson – all seemingly hinting at the same thing and only adding to the speculation.

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Then, there’s the curious timing of the Watch Party. HBO Max is set to launch on May 27. The Justice League Snyder Cut – Zack Snyder’s original version of the DC movie seemingly lost to time after he stood down from the project and Joss Whedon stepped in – would be a tremendous coup for the streaming service's debut.

So, the stars are aligning. The bell could be about to be rung. 2020 has been a year filled with impossibilities – what’s one more? Bring on the Snyder Cut.

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