Zack Snyder Confirms No Plans For Justice League Sequel Or Other DC Movies
Zack Snyder went from the divisive director of movies like Watchmen and 300 to a revered filmmaker by a certain sect of DC fans for the mythical Snyder Cut. Well, the myth will become reality when the Justice League Snyder Cut releases on HBO Max in early 2021. (March, according to Snyder himself.) But in the meantime, Snyder is doing the marketing rounds promoting the new movie turned mini-series. In a recent interview with Comic Book Debate, we got some news about Zack Snyder and his plans for a sequel to Justice League. Or the lack of them, to be more accurate.
The Zack Snyder Justice League Sequel Plans Became One Movie Instead
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Originally, the Justice League story was always supposed to be multiple movies. However, the critical and box office reception of the beginning of that vision, Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, changed things. The long game of a two-part story became consolidated into one movie. Then came a personal tragedy, the loss of a child, that further prevented Zack Snyder from completing his version. With the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League imminent on HBO Max as a mini-series, many are wondering about Snyder’s future in the Warner Bros’ DC movie landscape. In a recent interview, Snyder put on the brakes on it all. Kind of.
“As far as what I did and as far as what my vision for what I wanted to do with these characters and the journey I wanted them to go on, it’s well known that I planned on more movies — five movies or something — but I’m busy. I’ve got a lot going on. Is it cool that the fans have so much faith in the trajectory? Yes, it’s amazing, and I couldn’t be happier and I’m excited for them to see Justice League so they can really drink the entire elixir of Justice League. But would I continue? I have no plan to.”
The Director Is Still Open To Opportunities At WB
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Despite basically putting to rest all the rumors, Snyder still provides a ray of hope. After all, ‘S’ stands for ‘Hope’ in some places. While he discusses that he did’t actually get to complete what he set out to do with the DCEU, he still leaves room for the unknown. “…who knows?” he ends with. Which makes sense. The filmmaker said he didn’t plan to get to release his Snyder Cut, in any iteration, much less with an additional $70 Million of reshoots. But here we are in 2021, and it’s happening. So the unknown might be where he sort of thrives. The COVID 19 pandemic made Warner Bros. more amenable to finishing the film, especially since the lion’s share of the work was in the VFX arena. So, if circumstances arise that he could continue, the director seems open to it. However, neither he nor DC Films has any immediate plans for a competing “Snyderverse” of DC stories.
Honesty Or Diplomacy?
On the flip side, his most ardent fans see Snyder’s comment as the same thing when Joss Whedon’s revamped Justice League released. Snyder never publicly commented or talked down that movie, but over the years, stoked the fan flames of desire to see his own version. From a matter of fact comment about the runtime at a public convention, to releasing unseen BTS stills of his production, Snyder held that his vision was “cooler” but he didn’t openly trash Whedon or the theatrical release. So these comments could easily be that same kind of professional diplomacy. Shrugging off any official future plans, while sneaking in a comment that fans might run with. If the fans remain as vocal as they have been about the Snyder Cut, WB may have a reason to explore giving Snyder his own corner of the recently announced DC Multiverse.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League premieres on HBO Max sometime in March of 2021.
Would you want to see Zack Snyder back at WB for a Justice League sequel? Let me know in the comments, or let’s just start a petition, and maybe we can get a jump on it?
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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.