Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a four-hour film streaming on HBO Max. He introduced some new characters in his cut. They were missing in the previous iteration of Justice League, along with many other aspects. He finally introduced Darkseid as the big bad. The film also revealed that Steppenwolf was acting on someone else’s orders. It’s sad to say that we might not get to see Darkseid in action against the Justice League. But fans are somehow settling with the fact that they got to see Darkseid at least once. Along with Darkseid, we even got to see DeSaad and Granny Goddess.
With Darkseid finally coming to the big screen, it was clear that Steppenwolf was not the real threat. But something bigger was always lurking between the lines. The film tells us that Darkseid has been betrayed by Steppenwolf, or so he feels. This is the reason why Steppenwolf is on Earth, searching for the Anti-Life Equation. Through this, he plans to prove his allegiance to Darkseid.
But what did Steppenwolf do that he was banished? Well, Snyder has finally spoken. It is basically that he was kind of a lazy military leader, who was briefly entertained by the idea of a coup, Snyder suggests. During a panel at JusticeCon this weekend, he said:
“I feel like there was a coup sometime — a small coup attempt. I don’t know how involved Steppenwolf was. I don’t think he was deeply involved or the kingpin, but certainly there might have been a negotiation that he was involved with. He slaughtered those [traitors]; he responded correctly, but in that small hesitation…I don’t think Darkseid was down with the notion that there would even be a hesitation.”
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Zack Snyder’s Justice League had many epic moments. From Superman’s resurrection to his welcoming during the fight with Steppenwolf. From Flash’s epic leap into the Speed Force to Darkseid using his Omega beams, the movie left no room for further surprises. In the final battle where Steppenwolf is finally defeated, his severed head drops in the feet of Darkseid. The very frustration of Darkseid is displayed as he recklessly proceeds to crush Steppwolf’s head. This could prove the dislike that Darkseid had for him.
Fans are going gaga over Snyder’s remake, and they have all the right reasons too. Zack Snyder has made several blueprints to follow up Justice League’s future in the DC Extended Universe. Moreover, he even added Martian the Manhunter in the climax of the scene, with a massive tease saying, “There’s a war coming, and I thought you might need a hand,” but we are left in ambiguity if it will ever come to fruition. Snyder’s Cut was released as a response to a year-long campaign by the fans. Whedon’s Justice League (2017) was a major disappointment. It came to an extent that the very future of the Justice League was put in question. But Snyder reversed it, making the team look stronger than ever. The heroes were even made to come face-to-face with Darkseid, and this confrontation was epic.
The official synopsis reads:
In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is streaming on HBO Max.