In an interview in The New York Times, Zack Snyder revealed what his plans are post-Justice League. The director’s cut of Justice League is Snyder’s last DCU film as he turns his attention to more micro-budget movies like the upcoming Army of the Dead and Horse Latitudes. But he also offered a few glimpses of what he would have done in further Justice League installments.
The ending of Justice League assembled the heroes, but still left unanswered questions with regard to Batman’s visions of the Darkseid-apocalyptic-future. Snyder details that the “Knightmare Future” is where Superman succumbs to the Anti-Life Equation and Flash is sent back in time to prevent this from happening. The finale would pit the Justice League in alliance with Amazons, Atlanteans, and military world powers, against Darkseid.
Snyder’s interpretation of the DCU has been met with enthusiasm and criticism from fans and critics alike. Looking back on his most divisive film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snyder had this to say:
“BvS, love it or hate it, is probably the most mentioned movie in hashtags and references. It’s the closest thing to a cult-film that could ever exist at this level of pop-culture. Am I a provocateur? A little bit. Is it my job to make a pop-culture piece of candy that you eat and forget about the next day? Nah. I’d rather f*ck you up in a movie than make it nice and pretty for everybody.”
After marathoning Man of Steel, the director’s cut of Batman v Superman, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, I was really able to appreciate the scope of the vision. It’s a version of superheroes that’s mythological, flawed, and unambiguously adult. Superhero films where the word “superhero” doesn’t exist. It’s epic, it’s f*cked up, and I’m going to miss this world of dreams and nightmares.