Zack Snyder is hard at work prepping his “Snyder Cut” of 2017’s JUSTICE LEAGUE for HBO MAX and given all the hype surrounding the release of that four-hour special next year, it has sparked some talk that Snyder will get to embark on his original intention to make JUSTICE LEAGUE a trilogy. It seems Snyder would like that to happen but in an interview with “Ping Pong Flix“, he doesn’t believe anything more will happen with JUSTICE LEAGUE beyond his new cut of the film.
“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.”
It’s interesting that Snyder doesn’t think there is a possibility of sequels beyond his new cut of the film because he just recently explained that the upcoming film would end at a point where the main villain Darkseid comes to Earth. That would seem to set up at least one sequel and it’s clearly something he has thought about:
“It’s a fair question to ask me, you know, like what do I say to the world about, you know, what happens when Darkseid comes to Earth? Then what? You know, Is that a thing? And I think, listen, the truth is that, did I write and did I have and conceive a complete- do I know what happens when Darkseid… yes. I do know what happens. To say and to speculate about what that is and that that would be exciting, I think that’s a fine thing.”
If the Snyder Cut ends on some kind of a cliffhanger, will that be satisfying to the fans? The film’s existence was born out of very unusual circumstances and one might think this official cut would be enough for those that wanted it but I can also see the fans wanting more if it ends pretty open-ended. Some think that its release on HBO Max rather than theaters will make it harder to assess how successful the endeavor actually is but I have a feeling HBO Max will want bragging rights if it does well and will be transparent with any subscriber boosts the streamer receives due to the long-awaited cut. I just dread the Twitterverse if the film doesn’t end on a satisfying note because I know the fans, and naysayers, are vocal and many.
Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE will consist of the existing ensemble that includes Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Risher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, J.K. Simmons, and Ciaran Hinds. Due to reshoots, we already know that Jared Leto is popping up in some capacity as The Joker, Ray Porter is voicing Darkseid and there could be more surprises for fans when this project finally gets released next year.
If Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE is successful, do YOU think he could have a shot at making a planned trilogy?