Love him or hate him, the last week or so has been great for director Zack Snyder. After a years-long campaign from fans who demanded to see the "true" version of 2017's disastrous Justice League, Warner Bros. finally relented and released the four-hour long version of the DC superhero team-up movie.
This new version, which is being referred to as Zack Snyder's Justice League, is the film Snyder wanted to release all those years ago. This is a version of Justice League (mostly) free from the interference of Warner Bros. and the influence of Joss Whedon, who came in and made major changes to the original when Snyder had to step away from the project following a family tragedy.
By all accounts Zack Snyder's Justice League has been a major vindication for the director. The vast majority of fans and critics love it, which is great to see. I certainly think it's better and more consistent than the awful 2017 cut... but still not quite my cup of tea. Even so, it's been truly fascinating to see the release and reaction to the Snyder cut. It's been even more fascinating to hear from the man himself about all the directions future sequels might have taken.
While it's important to note that there are currently no plans to bring Snyder back to work on a sequel to this version of Justice League, the director has admitted that he has no idea what the future might hold. There was, after all, a time where it seemed pretty impossible that Warner Bros. would hand Snyder millions of dollars to remake Justice League the way he'd intended.
"I always go, 'what's more likely?'" the filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly "That Warner Bros. would ask me to make a sequel to Justice League? Or that they would resurrect a three-year-old movie, spend millions of dollars to restore it to my original [vision], and then release it? I think that the sequel would have been a more likely scenario than what's just happened. So, I guess in the face of that I say, 'Who knows what the future holds?'"
Snyder hasn't been shy about admitting that he has plenty of ideas for at least two more Justice League films. If you've seen this new version of Justice League, you'll know it sets up a ton of future conflicts, superheroes, and other intriguing possibilities. In a fascinating interview with the New York Times he discussed a lot of those plans and explained how certain moments in Justice League would have tied into his sequels. Given the rapturous reception to his vision for the DC heroes so far, it could very well be that we see those plans come to life on the big screen one day after all.
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