It’s been almost a week now since Zack Snyder’s Justice League premiered on HBO Max and it became an instant hit with critics and fans. In an interview with MTV News, the Snyder Cut director revealed he has multiple titles in mind for Justice League 2 and 3, which he planned to be the finale for his five-movie Snyderverse saga.
Snyder revealed what he had planned for Justice League 2 and 3. They were planned as a two-movie epic uniting “the League, the world, and the entire DC Universe” against Darkseid (Ray Porter) and his armies in a “Lord of the Rings-like finale.”
“I’ll go look in my books, I probably wrote down — I do this for all the movies — probably like a page of titles that I tried,” Snyder told MTV News. “But yeah, it probably wasn’t going to be Justice League 2 and 3, that I can tell you.”
The fans were successful with the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut fan movement that went viral, which helped Snyder restore his original vision for the Justice League movie. Now fans are calling to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse in hopes to get sequels after Snyder’s 4-hour hit movie.
“Look, I don’t know what they would be able to — well, frankly, there’s no telling what they can do, because they can do anything, apparently,” Snyder said. “Let’s just put it this way: it would be, in my mind, more unlikely for this movie [the Snyder Cut] to exist than another movie to exist. That is to say, it seems more, just from a strategic standpoint, weirder to go back and finish a movie that was already released than to make a new one. But I’m glad they did, and that’s amazing. I don’t know.”
According to Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. has expressed no interest in a Snyder Cut sequel, which cast doubts on future live-action SnyderVerse installments.
“Warner Bros., they’ve said, and Walter [Hamada, president of DC Films] said, that this is kind of a closed-loop and it is what it is, and I respect that,” Snyder said. “They consider the theatrical version of Justice League canon, but that’s their prerogative because they’re the keys to the castle, so it is what it is. But [I’m] happy that I was allowed to do [the Snyder Cut] and couldn’t be happier, because I love the fans and love that they get a little bit more of this trilogy.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now streaming on HBO Max. The 4-hour epic film stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jared Leto as Joker, Amber Heard as Mera, and Willem Dafoe as Vulko.