After four years of campaigning, the fabled”Snyder Cut” of Justice League is Eventually set to reach audiences in March under the Name Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Now, Snyder has shown how the new appearance of Jared Leto’s Joker ties in with his original plans for the movie’s sequel.
Considering that the theatrical cut stitched together by Warner Bros. and Joss Whedon bombed at the box office, there was never a sequel to Justice League and even if the new director’s cut is as big of a hit as it claims to be, Snyder doesn’t plan to make any more movies for DC after it. But back when he was working on the very first version of Justice League in front of a personal tragedy that forced him to step down, Snyder was planning a second picture in a post-apocalyptic setting.
During a meeting with IGN for their Fan Fest happn, Snyder clarified, “What inspired [the Joker’s] look was the sort of post-apocalyptic world which I am a massive fan of and the thought was that as the films progressed, the next film – if there ever was one, and it doesn’t seem like that there ever will be – but if there was, it would exist mostly in that reality, together with attempting to set it right.” Few events would galvanize a group of superheroes like the end of the planet. The story of a superhero group banding together to undo the apocalypse is very reminiscent of Avengers: Endgame, but that film did not exist when Snyder was planning his Justice League sequel. Leto’s look as the Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League will reportedly happen in an expansion of the”Knightmare” sequence seen in Batman v Superman. In BvS, Bruce Wayne has a bad dream which also functions as an ominous premonition of this world’s fate. He sees himself fighting Parademons at a post-apocalyptic wasteland before being assaulted by an evil Superman enslaved by Darkseid.
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Since this order stopped the film dead and it was initially unclear what it was supposed to set up, this was among the most contentious moments in Batman v Superman. But if Snyder pulls his explanation of where that plot point was going, he could ditch the scene. The new model of Justice League won’t fully explore the Knightmare story, but will instead tease how it was going to be wrapped up in the next movie, which was going to be put mostly in the postwar Knightmare world.
Snyder reiterated that a Justice League sequel is improbable, but added that he’s included a lot of sequel setups and teasers in the brand new one in the event: “I’d plant the seeds as I’d desired to of what could come in the subsequent films, so that’s in there, but as far as these tales that is to come – if that happened, which it does not seem like it would – but I think that it’s easy to speculate based on this.”
While Snyder is deliberately preventing getting lovers’ hopes up for a Justice League sequel, anything might happen. There were a time when it appeared unlikely that the Snyder Cut would see the light of day, and that happened, so there are every chance a two or three will eventually follow.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released on HBO Max in the USA and other services worldwide starting March 18, 2021.