You have to be living under a cave if you haven’t heard the words Snyder Cut some time in the past few weeks. Zack Snyder‘s cut of Justice League has been the talk of the town with many members of the cast and crew calling out for Warner Bros. to release it.
Despite the barrage of tweets, there are a handful of industry insiders claiming that this cut simply did not exist. Snyder, finally sick and tired of all the flak decided to reveal the physical evidence of the cut’s existence, as well as answer a bunch of fan questions.
To catch you up to speed, Snyder initially wanted to make Justice League into a trilogy with Darkseid at the centre of it as the main baddie and a huge time travel twist. Darkseid was supposed to be revealed at the end of Justice League as Steppenwolf’s master.
The next film would have shown fans the Justice League essentially going to war with Apokolips and Darkseid, which would’ve included the New Gods of New Genesis and the Green Lantern Corps somehow. Wouldn’t that have been amazing?
Snyder intended for Darkseid to kill Lois Lane by the end of the second movie and with Superman as his captive, creating “Dark Superman” who we first saw in Batman v Superman. That’s when Darkseid would launch his attack against Earth in Justice League 3 while the League is away and the planet is vulnerable.
This basically creates the Knightmare reality from Batman v Superman. Using some wacky time travel pseudo-science, Batman would have to contact Superman and show him the light in order to save the world.
All of this drama culminates to the moment Batman sacrifices himself and falls victim to Darkseid. One hopes that Snyder intended to sort of recreate the heartbreaking scene from the Final Crisis comic and even that iconic panel of Superman carrying his friend’s corpse out of the battlefield.
We’ll probably never see Snyder’s vision come to life since Ben Affleck is done with being the Dark Knight and Robert Pattinson is taking up the mantle under the guidance of Matt Reeves. On the other hand, Henry Cavill says there is still a lot he can do with the role of Superman and isn’t ready to let go of the cape just yet.
Snyder’s vision for the DCEU may have been revolutionary and as much as we want to see the entire trilogy, we’ll settle for the Snyder Cut. Warner Bros. has said that there are no plans to release the Snyder Cut, so let’s take it one battle at a time.