A truly epic comic book movie, which features a tremendous amount for fans to chew over, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the film which should have hit screens back in 2017. This cut from Snyder has been freed-up from having to launch the franchise and gross a $1 billion at the box office and that means it feels like the director’s truly unified vision. Some will take that as a blessing and others a curse, but at least it doesn’t feel like a compromise – and that needs to be applauded.
What’s curious about this new Snyder Cut is the new material that the director has shot and added into the film’s ‘Epilogue’. Featuring Jared Leto’s Joker and Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke, the new scenes clearly set-up a potential sequel – an oddity considering that this film has been described as a cinematic ‘cul-de-ac’. That and the inclusion of another DC Comics character in the final scene implies that we might not have seen the last of Ben Affleck‘s Batman – and I’m not talking about his role in the forthcoming Flashpoint movie.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released in the US on HBO Max and On Demand globally on 18 March 2021.