Zack Snyder’s Justice League will officially make its way to HBO Max next year. While it’s still uncertain if it’ll be a movie or some sort of miniseries, there’s no doubt that fans can’t wait for its arrival on the streaming platform. Snyder Cut’s release could potentially lead to other projects as well, and in a recent interview, AT&T CEO discusses the precedent this movement has potentially set.
“Consumers guide, and we absolutely have to listen as industry,” Tony Goncalves, CEO of AT&T’s Otter Media division told The Verge. “I had a boss that once said, ‘Industry and consumers aren’t always aligned, but consumers do tend to win.’ It’s a fine balance.”
Goncalves thinks when it comes to video, entertainment, and content, “consumers have never had more choice,” and that “they’ve never had more of a voice.” That said, he pointed out this doesn’t necessarily equate to investing “in every single fandom that exists.”
“But I think the reference to the Snyder Cut and the Friends fandom is the fact that consumers are speaking, and we have to listen,” he added. “It doesn’t mean that we’re going to go redo every movie ever made.”
Goncalves thinks they have to have their “ear to the ground,” and he assures that they actually do. The interviewer has pointed out that while there are positives to the Snyder Cut fandom, there are “a lot of overwhelming negatives” as well. However, Goncalves’ comments indicate that there’s not a bad precedent set from the streaming platform listening to their consumers.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League arrives on HBO Max in 2021.