For a long time, few thought that Zack Snyder’s original vision, which fans have been clamoring for years, would ever see the light of day. In fact, » Zack Snyder’s Justice League » was released almost everywhere in the world on March 18, 2021 and is now available on Netflix almost exactly a year later .
The four-hour DC mammoth might end with the Justice League defeating alien conqueror Steppenwolf, but the final scenes suggest that all is far from well. After all, Steppenwolf’s boss Darkseid now wants to come down to earth himself and another nightmare vision of Batman ( Ben Affleck ) once again shows an evil Superman ( Henry Cavill ). So is it still going on with “ Justice League 2 ” and “ Justice League 3 ”?
No sequel for «Zack Snyder’s Justice League»
To this question, Zack Snyder has repeatedly replied that «Zack Snyder’s Justice League» will be his last DC film and that Warner is no longer interested in working with him again. It is very, very unlikely that «Zack Snyder’s Justice League 2» and «Zack Snyder’s Justice League 3» will come at some point .
Of course — as mentioned at the beginning — hardly anyone really thought that the Snyder Cut would ever come until Warner gave the green light in search of content for the streaming service HBO Max. But the case is a bit different with the two Justice League sequels: After all, Zack Snyder’s Justice League had already been shot and Snyder needed «only» $70 million to complete and expand on his vision.
In order to film Justice League 2 and Justice League 3, Warner Snyder would need to allocate a massive budget that would certainly be in the $300-400 million range . Given the previous, rather disappointing, box office yields of Snyder’s DC films, that would be a major financial risk .
Why implementing Snyder’s plans for the two «Justice League» sequels would be so expensive becomes clear when you take a closer look at these plans. And that’s exactly what FILMSTARTS video producer Sebastian did in great detail in the video above. Below we briefly summarize the planned plot of the two films:
«Justice League 2»
In Part 2, the Justice League should probably set off towards Darkseid’s home planet Apokolips and seek battle together with some Green Lanterns. But the heroes and heroines suffer a decent defeat. In any case, it is certain that Darkseid would come to earth in «Justice League 2» and devastate the planet.
He succeeds because he kills Lois Lane ( Amy Adams ), after which he takes control of the broken Superman with the help of the Anti-Life Equation, also mentioned in «Zack Snyder’s Justice League». Batman was supposed to be protecting Lois, so Superman blames him for Lois’ death.
«Justice League 3»
In «Justice League 3» time travel should then provide a second chance, very similar to how time travel finally saves the day in «Zack Snyder’s Justice League»:
Cyborg (Ray Fisher) was supposed to use the Mother Boxes to send The Flash (Ezra Miller) back to warn Batman — just like we saw in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice . But this time the Dark Knight gets the warning right:
Batman sacrifices himself, Lois survives, and an alternate future emerges in which Superman, the Justice League, and the combined forces of humans, Amazons, and Atlanteans defeat Darkseid and his army — just as the combined defenders of Earth did thousands of years ago (see the flashback in the Snyder cut).
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This is a re-release of an article previously published on FILMSTARTS.