While it looks like Snyder’s last hurrah in the DCEU will be Justice League on HBO Max, we know that he was originally set to direct two more follow-ups, both as huge as you can expect a superhero movie could be. While we got some rough rumors going around for the past few years, Snyder apparently had the outline written down for the next two Justice League films, and it was on display in downtown Dallas at The Dreamscape of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Check it out (complete with Jim Lee artwork):
If you’re having trouble reading the whole thing, @UberKryptonian has also come up with this transcript of the whole plot of the next two films. Check it out:
I transcribed the entirety of Zack Snyder’s Justice League 2 and 2A from the white boards on display in his exhibit.
This is for you all to be able to read it a lot easier.
Save them and pass them on.
P.S. No artwork because my drawing skills still aren’t Jim Lee level pic.twitter.com/lwHlIUPBrw
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) March 5, 2021
I have to say, after reading the whole thing, there are a lot of elements that would have certainly pissed people off, but it all seems on-brand for what Snyder was planning. On the surface, a Batman/Lois/Superman love story would have been weird, but by the end, it all makes sense.
Though Avengers: Endgame may be considered the pinnacle of superhero movies, this Justice League trilogy makes a point to feel very different and up all the stakes. The heroes die violent deaths (rather than just turn to dust), and we actually get to live in Darkseid’s Knightmare World for a good chunk of the first movie.
Not to mention, it completes Batfleck’s arc, making him the DCEU’s Iron Man.
I guess if I had any gripes, it would be that Superman is kind of turned into a prop—someone for Darkseid to manipulate, then someone to save the League when they free him. If anything, this was just an outline, and Snyder would probably have changed a few things should the studio have had their way.
It’s likely these next Justice League movies will never be made, but if they were, I would have definitely loved Snyder’s ambitious take. I have no doubt it would’ve been divisive, but damn was it original.
For now, catch Zack Snyder’s Justice League which hits HBO Max on March 18.