No Sequel for Zack Snyder’s “Justice League”

Although fans of Zack Snyder have already started an online movement requesting Warner Bros. allow the director to continue his vision beyond the upcoming release of his cut of “Justice League” on HBO Max, the man himself has no such plans.

“Look, I never thought I’d be here doing this. I didn’t think I’d be finishing Justice League,” Snyder explained on the ComicBook Debate podcast.

“The truth is, and it’s been widely reported, and I have no issue, this is an old movie. This is a years-old movie I’m working on. The DC universe has gone and branched off and done its own thing and that’s fine. 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. But as I said, I didn’t think I’d be here, so who knows?”

Expected to premiere in March, Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” is a 4-part event that will be available on HBO Max.

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victor4782
January 4, 2021 11:31 pm

YES!!! I loved Man of Steel but I hated Batman Vs Superman, it was a dark and hopeless vision that shows why this director should not have been placed in charge of a series of films. DC should take its share of the blame, they were supposed to give this man limitations as well as a thought out plan to be successful. Instead, they allowed this man’s sole success to blind them in the face of their competitor, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A studio that puts producers in charge, not directors. I saw the Ultimate Cut of Batman Vs Superman… Read more »

redcape
January 6, 2021 1:33 pm
Reply to  victor4782

Whedon’s cut??? Yea…..like at the beginning where Superman’s mouth looks like he’d been to a Kryptonian dentist and had his teeth removed with Kryptonite pliers??

NeoRanger
January 5, 2021 2:19 am

Why, was a sequel ever in the books? WB likely won’t be doing another Justice League anytime soon, no matter who’s at the helm. They have a history of burning money, but I don’t think they actually like it.

That, however, doesn’t mean they can’t maintain a loose continuity and the same cast for future projects, especially now that they have their little multiverse plan.

Superman2878
January 5, 2021 3:38 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

It’s interesting that you mention the multiverse NeoRanger. There is a newly released fan edit of the Crisis crossover that was released on YouTube. I believe it’s called Crisis on Infinite Earths: Unlimited Edition Episode 2 Superman( fan made). In it five different versions of Superman meet. Reeve, Routh, Hoechlin, Welling, and Cavill all meet as their versions of Superman. It’s a very well made fan film. And dare I say way better than what we got in the overall crossover of last year. And I liked last year’s crossover. The best part being Routh’s return as Superman. 🙂

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redcape
January 6, 2021 1:40 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

I believe these combo superhero movies in this capacity are over with at WB/DC, With what’s going on in Phonywood and within the UN-entertainment sector, I don’t believe they’re capable of making a standalone Superman movie without “some group” getting it’s feathers riled.

Clark_Jo
January 7, 2021 8:58 am
Reply to  NeoRanger

IMO, “Multiverse” was just an excuse for them to not have to put the work into making connected films. It’s just what they were doing before, before cinematic universes existed. Make whatever film you want, who cares, and call it “Multiverse.” Then claim that all DC movies ever made are “connected” in the “Multiverse.” Fans will eat it up. WB can make Aquaman 2 a musical that has nothing to do with Aquaman 1 and just say “Multiverse.” It just shocks me that people are buying into it. I take that back, it’s actually genius because fans are buying into… Read more »

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NeoRanger
January 8, 2021 3:11 am
Reply to  Clark_Jo

It’s definitely a business decision, not a creative one and the fact Marvel are doing the same is one extra reason why they went that route. They can capitalize on this idea across multiple media and platforms, maximizing their profits, without having to be held accountable for continuity or be limited by the contracts of creatives. A unified media universe, without it actually being unified. It’s pretty clever. Personally, I’m fine with it, because I don’t care for connected movies. I find the MCU distracting and tiresome and call me old-fashioned, but I much prefer the “old way” of standalone… Read more »

Kal-Ed
January 6, 2021 5:05 pm

Well I surely won’t be sticking around any longer if I were in his shoes. There are tons of other projects that does not concern either DC and/or Marvel. Creative, modern, Pop cultural and personal projects await any director with an impressive resumé, never mind the flops. I’m happy with what he gave us on the screen and happy that his vision of justice league will finally be realised soon enough. I wish the man nothing but the best of luck in whatever he does down the road. Thank you Mr. Snyder and God bless.

Clark_Jo
January 7, 2021 8:51 am

Well I think that was to be expected. See there’s this delusional belief that Snyder Cut is a completely different story. It’s still Batman assembling the JL, it’s still the realization that Steppenwolf is after the motherboxes, it’s still using a mother box to bring back Superman, it’s still Superman fighting the league, it’s still Superman flying off with Lois, it’s still the JL going up against Steppenwolf without Superman, it’s still them getting their butts kicked until the dues ex machina moment of Superman showing up at the end. That means there are 2 hours of footage edited out… Read more »

NeoRanger
January 8, 2021 3:22 am
Reply to  Clark_Jo

That’s possible and the Snyder Cut will follow the same basic story beats, but you could make the argument that in BvS’ case, the choice of what to edit out involved some studio mandate. We don’t know this for sure and Snyder is very much guilty of indulging in cool visuals, but what remained in the theatrical cut of BvS also aligns perfectly with what WB wanted; more Batman, more useless Justice League set-up, all of the action that gets the dummies to drool in front of the screen. It’s no wonder that the most uncut portion of that film… Read more »

redcape
January 8, 2021 1:40 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

I wouldn’t think that that much material would be left over, four hours worth, from making just part one of what was supposed to be a two part-er. I think it’s more likely he was making both parts at the same time and might not have finished either when he left. As for the JL we got, aside from the mustache-gate, I didn’t hate the movie but it finished in such an incomplete state. The most glaring fact was Clark Kent coming back from the dead and no competent explanation??? I think they just left it and decided hell with… Read more »