This Is What Could Have Happened in the Justice League Sequel We'll Never Get
By now, you’re probably gearing up for the Snyder Cut release on HBO Go Philippines tomorrow, March 18. It’s been three years in the making, but there’s still plenty of debate on whether Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be considered canon or not, and it depends largely on where you stand. The hardcore DC fans who campaigned to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut will undoubtedly call the four-hour HBO version canon, but the same can’t be said for DC Films—the studio producing the DCEU franchise.
It’s been clear for a while that DC Films is moving away from the storylines set by Zack Snyder, who was originally brought in to be the major architect of the DCEU. After all, the Snyder Cut was made possible by the fans, not the producers. Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe over at Disney, the DCEU is plagued with creative differences, canceled projects, and conflicting visions between the producers and directors—all of which have been made very public.
Snyder has acknowledged Warner Bros’ lack of enthusiasm to work with him again, and has come to terms with the fact that we’ll likely never see a sequel to Zack Snyder’s Justice League. But what if it did happen? What if the DCEU producers and directors actually got along and let Snyder get his Justice League sequel?
In an interview with the New York Times, Snyder laid out his entire plan for the sequel that will never see the light of day. Here’s what would happen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League sequel:
It’s the fall of Earth, when Superman succumbs to anti-life. And then sending Flash back in time to change one element so that doesn’t happen. And then the big battle where we beat him. When [the villain] Darkseid comes to Earth, in the movie that you’ll never see, the armies of Earth all unite again, as they did before. This time there would be aircraft carriers and Special Forces guys, all the armies of the world would come together, as well as [Aquaman’s fellow] Atlanteans rising out of the ocean and the Themyscirans [Wonder Woman’s compatriots] coming off their island. That was our big finale. But it’s a long drum roll and guitar solo to get there.
Woah. A huge battle in the past, the Justice League time traveling, the air force fighting side-by-side with Themyscirans. That’s a lot to digest. What’s more shocking is the fact that he shared the entire storyline with DC fans, knowing full well that this sequel would never happen.
But we can dream, right?