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Zack Snyder’s Justice League will have a very different – but familiar – opening to Joss Whedon’s version

September 26th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It seems that Zack Snyder’s Justice League (mini-series) on HBO Max will have a very different but familiar opening.

Fans of the theatrical movie will recall that the movie opens with a criminal robbing a house and being caught by Affleck’s Batman but it seems Snyder’s new movie will have a very different opening.

In a new interview Snyder reveals that his version of the movie will open with Superman’s death at the hands of Doomsday as we witnessed in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice but this time we will see it from the perspective of Batman.

“There’s another moment where you see Batman lowering that grenade launcher he used to fire his last kryptonite [bullet] on [Doomsday].” says Snyder.

“He’s lowering it and you see him [witnessing] the sacrifice that Superman has just done. And I think it’s full circle, weirdly, if you think about it. The First moment he saw Superman, he was like ‘That motherf***er!‘ And now, in this moment, he’s going ‘That guy just gave his life to save all of us‘.”

This scene will help demonstrate Superman’s heroic act to save the world that all the tributes to him are for in Justice League – it also cements Batman’s new-found drive to bring him back, to save him.

In Batman V Superman Batman started out hating Superman and by the end had a newfound respect for him but the opening of Justice League will cement the fact that now it’s not respect but sheer regret at not being able to save him and probably too for the hatred he had, the misunderstanding of who Superman really was.

It’s pretty important to the arc of the story if you really think about it.

So, let me know your thoughts on this and before you go, check out Zack Snyder’s cool post for Batman Day last week and have a scroll down for three awesome new images released on the same day from Batman V Superman and Justice League.

Here’s our new looks at Ben Affleck as Batman and Bruce Wayne:

And this cool new image of Ben Affleck’s Batman from Justice League:

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….