Every DC fan who wanted the Justice League Snydercut seems to be losing hope now. It isn’t a 100 percent complete but Zack Snyder had a cut of 3 hours and 34 minutes aligned and we would’ve officially got the longest Superhero movie if Snyder was allowed to complete his vision. But that didn’t happen. More than 2 years have passed since the release of the Whedoncut and Snyder has been revealing little details about the film. His latest revelation came on Valentine’s Day with The Flash traveling through time.
Snyder revealed the photo of the Flash from the Justice League tunnel sequence with a little “Happy 214” quote. For those who didn’t get this reference, the Snydercut is 214 minutes long and Valentine’s comes on 2/14. Anyway, this picture showed as that there was going to be a point where we’d see more than one Flashes on screen. Looking at the photo, twitter handler theorized that this The Flash traveling through time. He asked Snyder –
“Is this during the tunnel fight…. Or…. Since there are two Barry’s, is this when he is running back in time at the end when the League dies? Passing though the events of the film…” And Snyder has replied:
So yes. It’s confirmed that the Flash was supposed to travel through the fabric of time in Justice League. In the above photo, we see him running past the events of the Justice League itself. This would’ve tied with the premonition that Bruce had in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is not the first time that Zack Snyder has teased the Flash traveling through time. He also revealed the following photo back in 2019.
The Flash was supposed to get fast enough that he would’ve opened a portal through the fabric of time. This is how the upcoming Flash movie would’ve straightaway tied to Flashpoint. Zack Snyder talked about the plan of the Flash traveling through time. He said:
“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.’ It’s a long story. 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…”
WB just had to interfere. They fired Snyder, added a mandate that the film won’t be more than 2 hours long, removed more than 90 minutes’ worth of footage and were solely responsible for their own loss on Justice League. Whatever Snyder has revealed about the Snydercut in the past year or so has sounded awesome.
Here are a few other key details from the story of Justice League Snydercut that would’ve set up 2 more Justice League sequels:
“Snyder’s Justice League would play like the theatrical version, with one ending twist: Darkseid revealing himself to the League, as Steppenwolf’s master.
Justice League 2 would’ve gone cosmic, with the League mounting an attack on Apokolips and Darkseid. That major event would’ve brought the New Gods of New Genesis and the Green Lantern Corps into the mix.
The second movie would’ve ended on a dark and ominous loss, as Darkseid thrashed the Justice League and killed Lois Lane, taking Superman prisoner and creating the “Dark Superman” we saw in Batman v Superman through the Anti-Life Equation
Justice League 3 would’ve seen Darkseid invade Earth without the League there to defend it, conquering the planet and creating the “Knightmare” reality in Batman v Superman.
Through several time travel loops (including Flash’s failed warning to Bruce in Batman v Superman) Batman would have to reach Superman and bring him back on the side of good, so that the League could defeat Darkseid and save the world.”
We could’ve gotten all this but we didn’t. Now with the mediocre returns of Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, it is more or less obvious that WB have stopped interfering with the directors’ work very late in the game. Let’s hope that the Snydercut will be released on HBO Max.