The DC Extended Universe is not everyone’s cup of tea. It has seen its fair share of ups and downs. It was Zack Snyder’s legendary vision that started the DCEU. After Man of Steel, he went on to be a part of both the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie as well as Justice League. Due to incessant meddling from Warner Bros.’ top brass Zack Snyder was forced to let his brainchild go. Joss Whedon absolutely massacred the movie with pointless reshoots and unnecessary scenes.
Aquaman and Shazam (if the early screening reviews are to be trusted) are going to give the DCEU some ray of hope, something that was the original task of Zack Snyder and his version of the Justice League. Even after so long, fans keep demanding the Snyder-Cut of the movie, which the Studio denies to even exist! But now, we have definitive proof that the Justice League’s Snyder-Cut is coming. Presenting – Original Zack Snyder plans for Justice League, deleted Post Credits sequence revealed!!
Zack Snyder was recently part of a live Question and Answer session he was presiding over for the fans with regard to the DCEU. After being asked several queries over Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, one eager fan finally stood up and asked why Zack Snyder left the DCEU so abruptly! To that, Snyder replied in a calm, gentle manner, blaming Studio interference was the key factor that made him leave the superhero franchise. He said and we quote:
“That’s a good question,” Snyder responded, prompting the audience to laugh. Snyder said in the interview with the diehard DC fans that didn’t like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and how the Studio’s handling of the Justice League fiasco almost put the death knell on the DCEU coffin. .
“The original Justice League that Chris [Terrio] and I wrote, we didn’t even shoot… The actual idea, the hard, hard idea, the scary idea, we never filmed because the studio was like ‘That’s crazy,'” Snyder explained, and went on to add that not just him but also his collaborators were insecure due to the reaction received from the screening of Batman v Superman.
“It’s a long story,” Snyder added. “The truth is that, the Knightmare sequence in this movie was always my idea that all of that would eventually be explained … and that we would end up in the distance future, where Darkseid has taken over Earth and where Superman has succumbed to the Anti-Life [Equation] … There was a few members of the Justice League that had survived in that world, that they were fighting. Batman broke a pact with Cyborg because something happened… They were working on an equation to jump Flash back to tell Bruce…”
Snyder went on to say that the Post Credits sequence of the movie was not supposed to be Superman and the Flash racing. It was supposed to be Darkseid emerging from the shadows and posing a new threat to the world, something only the Justice league had the balls to face and defeat.
“The Justice League teaser that wasn’t in the movie, apparently, I guess, where Wonder Woman says, it’s this line where Bruce says ‘I was right here when Barry Allen came to me and he said Lois Lane is the key,’ and she is heard saying ‘She is, to Superman. Every heart has one.’ And he goes, ‘I think it’s something more, something darker.'”
“If Superman knew that somehow it was Bruce’s responsibility to protect Lois, he would have been mad at him in [Batman v Superman]. So that’s why he says ‘She was my world, and you took her from me.'”
The last movie to be featured under the DCEU banner was Aquaman. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.