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Zack Snyder confirms cliffhanger ending for Justice League… but will we ever see more of the story after the credits roll?

February 28th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While we’re all very excited for Zack Snyder’s Justice League here at FTN Towers – yes, this is our third story tonight, sorry – one of the things we are all hoping is that the movie will wrap up at the end as we doubt there’s going to be more of Zack Snyder’s direct vision for the DCEU after it airs on HBO Max next month.

And yes, we reported on rumours that Snyder’s universe may continue beyond Justice League if it’s the hit they hope (here), but it seems that Snyder himself has no such hopes and Warner Bros are certainly not too interested in continuing the story… in any medium – but more on that in a minute.

“Well, it was meant to be two more movies,” Snyder says of his Justice League, “It hints, as you would, at a potential other world. I’d plant the seeds as I had wanted to of what would come in the later films. That’s in there, but as far as those stories that would be to come – if ever that happened, which it does not look like it would – but I think it’s easy to speculate based on that and we can talk about that for quite a while.”

Snyder then dropped a bombshell: “It is a cliffhanger … The movie ends in a massive cliffhanger.”

Now, this is bad news if the story is not going to be concluded anywhere after the movie ends as the fans who made this movie happen, have also been hoping that a full story and conclusion would be on the cards at some stage , but it seem that not if WB have anything to say on the matter.

“Look, I never thought I’d be here doing this. I didn’t think I’d be finishing Justice League,” Snyder has said.

“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?”

Who knows, indeed… well, Snyder, it seems: “The reality is, as far as I know, there’s no interest and/or appetite to do more of these movies from Warner Bros. With me, anyway. But I didn’t think making this, finishing this film correctly would ever happen. But I did do my best to – as far as the creation of the Justice League, those different personalities being brought together – that idea, that’s what this movie is about… There is a suggestion of course in the film, as there would be within any of these movies, of a larger universe that’s still out there.”

However, Snyder argues that the larger DC universe at large is already continuing his story: “I don’t have any expectation that there would be more movies than this. If that happened, that would be amazing – but that bridge is far away. Frankly I’m cool. Listen, you have Wonder Woman, you have Aquaman, you have this new Flash movie. All of these are branches from a tree that I planted a long time ago. I couldn’t be prouder, I couldn’t be more excited about what’s happening with Wonder Woman 1984. It’s amazing, those talented people. Patty is a genius and Gal is the greatest Wonder Woman ever. Any time those guys add a chapter to the world, it’s great, but for me, I have a very singular vision of how my track is supposed to go.”

But it seems that it’s not only on screen (big or small) that Warners have no interest in telling more of that story.

Snyder has explained that he had had discussions with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee about continuing the story of the Knightmare post-apocalypse world from his movies in the comics which would see Batman, Flash, Cyborg and Joker try to take back a world left in tatters after the arrival of Darkseid while also telling the story of how Joker and Harley killed that world’s Robin: “the ragtag team that’s left alive trying to put it back. Inside of that story, we would also do that story of Joker killing Robin.”

“The Joker is somehow involved in the stealing of the Mother Box and using it to create the treadmill. Cyborg is going to do the math, ‘This is what we’re going to have to do to jump back in time and warn Bruce correctly,'” he adds.

“We talked about doing a [comic book tie-in]. DC, they decided not to do it,” Snyder said, “But we did talk about doing, possibly, I wanted to do a sort of a mini kind of comic book run on the death of Robin, and what happened. How Joker killed Robin, and what it did to Batman and started him sort of down this darker road that ended, kind of culminated with the arrival of Superman. That would be cool.”

But before we all start to think there is no chance we will ever see this story resolved, I would like to remind you that many said Snyder’s Justice League would never see the light of day, yet here we are and it seems that no-one is more aware of that than Snyder himself: “I didn’t think making this, finishing this film correctly would ever happen. But I did do my best to — as far as the creation of the Justice League, those different personalities being brought together — that idea, that’s what this movie is about.”

Personally, I think DC not wanting to continue this world in comics is insane as we have clearly proved there is an audience out there for it and I would be first in line to pick those books up, but he does seem optimistic that we may see a limited run series telling about the death of Robin and, if that happens and the fans come out and show their support, well, I think we have proved with the Snyder Cut that we live in a time when the fans’ voices can be heard… so never so never. And yes, HBO Max, we’re looking at you.

Thoughts? I want to hear them all…

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes.

Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

The Snyder Cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League is coming to HBO Max internationally on March 18, 2021.

Source: SnyderCutBR, Comicbook debate, IGN,

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….