Not a single penny. That’s right, one of the most hyped comic-book movie releases of the first half of 2021, an event that HBO Max has sunk $70 Million into and is banking on making back in new streaming subscribers. He didn’t get paid anything for it.
The news came out as part of the recent interview between Snyder and Vanity Fair.
“I’m not getting paid. I didn’t want to be beholden to anyone, and it allowed me to keep my negotiating powers with these people pretty strong.”
“I was like, ‘That’s a no, that’s a hard no.’ And they’re like, ‘But why? You can just put up the rough cut,'” Snyder continued. “I go, ‘Here’s why. Three reasons: One, you get the internet off your back, which is probably your main reason for wanting to do this. Two, you get to feel vindicated for making things right, I guess, on some level. And then three, you get a shitty version of the movie that you can point at and go, ‘See? It’s not that good anyway. So maybe I was right.’ I was like, No chance. I would rather just have the Snyder cut be a mythical unicorn for all time.”