Zack Snyder Reveals Why Justice League Ends With A Cliffhanger

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set to hit the theatres, and on HBO Max for streaming on the same date, which is March 18, 2021, as a four-hour film. Let’s just call it a miniseries. The long-awaited film sees Justice League director Zack Snyder return to finish off his vision after he had to leave the project before it was complete and Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the movie.

The Justice League Snyder Cut has even received a traditional blockbuster food tie-in themed around The Mother Box. The hype has continued to build thanks to a cryptic look at Jared Leto’s Joker. Anticipation is only growing for the film, and now its long suspected rating has been confirmed.

Since Snyder’s original Justice League vision was meant to set up sequels, it makes sense that it would have ended in a cliffhanger. According to early reactions, that seems to be the case with the Snyder Cut as well. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Snyder was asked directly why he chose to include the open ending when a follow-up is highly unlikely to be made. His answer was simple – “The ask was for my version of the movie.”

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Snyder revealed that he actually put together around ten different “Snyder Cuts” of Justice League, which ranged in length pretty significantly.

“My point of view is that the movie should be about 20 minutes longer each time,” Snyder explained.

“BvS should be 20 minutes longer than Man of Steel, and Justice League should be about 20 minutes longer than BvS.

I thought the movie should be a little closer to three hours when I initially went into it. I know that it’s indulgent.

The truth is there are probably about 10 Snyder cuts —

there’s a longer version than the four-hour version.There’s a three-hour version. A two-hour and 20. I think I showed the studio two hours and 40 minutes. And then I showed them subsequent cuts of two hours and 30 minutes, and two hours and 28 minutes, and two hours and 22 minutes.”

While the 2017 theatrical cut of Justice League clocked in at two hours, Zack Snyder’s Justice League will have the double of that. Justice League (2017) did not get what the fans expected. Snyder had completed an “assembly cut” which means the footage is basically all combined into an outrageously long version of the movie but had to leave it as Snyder lost his daughter due to some uneventful circumstances. After that, the movie passed on to Joss Whedon, who slashed much of Snyder’s content and replaced it with reshoots that clashed wildly with Snyder’s footage in tone and look. The fans really did not like Justice League by Joss Whedon and call the CGI so whack that the fans even said that the CGI was done on a mobile phone.

Minor reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League were conducted after the project was officially picked up, but while those reshoots added some notable new elements like an appearance from Jared Leto’s Joker, they won’t contribute that many extra minutes to the film. Most of the new content consists of scenes shot during the theatrical production that was later cut after Snyder left the project. Through that lens, of course, it makes sense that the film would end on a bit of a cliffhanger for the sequel that was never produced.

Warner Bros. has made no plans for major crossover films in its DC universe since Justice League released in 2017, and most of the film’s stars are still performing in the franchise. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is releasing in March as teased before, but we fail to believe that the movie will ever leave the spotlight for even a second till the release date. Once again, Snyder’s Justice League is getting all the attention and hype it deserves. Though some of the fans are really sick and tired of getting reboots of the pre-pre-rebased films, some loyal fans are desperately waiting for Snyder’s version of the film.

Needless to say, Snyder has again taken the spotlight in his name by releasing a few pictures regarding Aquaman, Steppenwolf, and Darkseid. Yes, it is happening. We will soon get to see what the actual Justice League was before Joss Whedon took over and changed the concept of Justice League forever.

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