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Here's how the epilogue to Zack Snyder's Justice League sets up the (now-aborted) sequels
Here’s how the epilogue to Zack Snyder’s Justice League sets up the (now-aborted) sequels.
Published: Thursday, 18th March 2021 at 11:00 am
By Eammon Jacobs
After watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League (aka The Snyder Cut), it’s clear that it was meant to spin off into a whole heap of other solo projects in the DC Extended Universe.
After the main battle is all said and done, the director uses an epilogue to fully wrap up the individual stories he’s been telling amidst the wider spectacle of the team taking on Steppenwolf and his Parademons.
From new characters and alternate timelines, Snyder wasn’t afraid to go out with a bang.
Spoilers ahead, of course! (Read our Snyder Cut review to find out what we thought of the new film.)
The epilogue’s all framed by Ray Fisher’s Cyborg listening to the tape his father left for him before his sacrifice.
The recording allows Victor to wholly accept his new state of existence and acknowledge that he can do so much good with his new abilities and that his choices are his own going forward.
It brings Cyborg’s story full circle after living life isolated and away from the world.
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From there, it neatly sets up other entries in the DCEU, including James Wan’s Aquaman – as Willem Dafoe’s Vulko and Amber Heard’s Mera visit Arthur Curry.
It even teases the arrival of a new hero through Ryan Choi, one of the scientists working at S.T.A.R.
Labs alongside Silas Stone.
Following Silas’ self-sacrifice in the final act, Ryan gets promoted to “the director of Nanotechnology”.
A throwaway line of course… Not.
In the comics, Ryan Choi is the third version of The Atom in the comics (after Ray Palmer and Adam Cray) – a hero who uses Nanotechnology to shrink down to impossible sizes and go on adventures through the sub-atomic Microverse.
Fans may remember the Legion of Doom post-credits scene in the theatrical cut, where Joe Mangianello’s Deathstroke meets Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor to discuss a potential team-up of villains.
This time around it’s included as part of the epilogue, only with a slight change of conversation.
Instead of discussing a “league of our own”, Lex reveals a shocking revelation to Manganiello’s Slade Wilson which would’ve seemingly spun off into a certain Dark Knight’s solo film.
The Zuckerbergian villain unveils Batman’s real identity to Deathstroke – questioning whether the vicious mercenary would like some revenge, “an eye for an eye” so-to-speak.
Now that Slade knows that Batman is Bruce Wayne, what would he do with that information? It would be easy for him to start dismantling his life with that kind of knowledge.
It’s a shame we won’t see it come to fruition, but hey, Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader looks excellent in the trailer for Matt Reeves’ upcoming reboot The Batman.
However, the truly tantalising moment comes after the main story wraps up – with another trip to the Knightmare timeline that we briefly saw back in Batman v Superman.
Batman, Mera, Deathstroke, The Flash, Cyborg and Joker (of all people) are surviving Mad Max-style on a future Earth where Darkseid has invaded and transformed it into a hellscape.
This rag-tag group of survivors are planning to send The Flash back in time in order to save Lois Lane – so Superman never succumbs to the Anti-Life Equation obviously.
But of all the characters to make it into the future, it was bizarre that Snyder chose Jared Leto’s Joker as one of these rogue survivors…
He explained in an interview with The New York Times that he didn’t want to exit the DCEU without depicting a meeting between the Bat and the Clown.
Saying, “I added it because this was going to be the last movie I make for the DCU and to have this entire cinematic universe without Batman and Joker meeting up just felt weird.”
The pair do have an incredibly tense stand-off, but call a truce so that they can mess with the timelines in an attempt to revert things back to the way things were.
It’s a fascinating cliffhanger to end the film on, especially as Warner Bros.
doesn’t appear interested in restarting work on Justice League 2.
But never say never – the renewed love for the Snyderverse may just sway the minds of studio executives.
And finally, we have one last ending which includes the reveal of another hero waiting in the wings – no, not Ryan Choi this time, but Martian Manhunter.
After Bruce awakes from his Knightmare, he steps outside and is met by the green alien (played via motion-capture by Harry Lennix) who offers his help in fighting the threats to come.
It seems strange that Bruce didn’t question the name, which sounds a little sinister itself doesn’t it? This all came about because fans theorised that the Man of Steel and Batman v Superman actor was the extraterrestrial hero in hiding, keeping watch over Earth.
The new version of the film has more endings than Return of the King – but after four years of campaigning, it’s easy to see why Zack Snyder was keen to treat fans to everything he had in store for them.
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See how to watch a Justice League stream in all its glory online today with a Snyder Cut stream
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For superfans of DC Comics and superheroes in general, the big day has arrived.
We finally get to watch the Justice League movie just as its visionary director intended – although probably on a smaller screen than he would have liked! Follow our guide below as we explain how to stream the Snyder Cut, with HBO Max the place to be in the US.
Featuring a who’s who of DC’s best-loved superheroes including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Erza Miller) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Justice League that made it to theaters a few years ago was a commercial and critical disappointment, netting a mortal $658 million at the box office and receiving decidedly mixed reviews.
Release date: March 18, 2021
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons
Watch in US: exclusively on HBO Max
Watch in UK: Sky Cinema Premiere
Watch in Australia: get a FREE Binge trial
Many saw the creative vision for the film as compromised by the fact that two directors had worked on the project and the theatrical version was something of a disappointment for fans.
The superhero team-up film also underperformed at the box office, bringing in just US$658 million in ticket sales – significantly less than what the standalone Wonder Woman film made just a few months earlier.
Now fans can finally see for themselves what Justice League would have looked like if Snyder had stayed at the helm, with the infamous four-hour Snyder Cut having landed on HBO Max in the US as well as a number of other well-known streaming services and PVOD platforms all over the world.
The wait is finally over! Read on as we explain how to watch Justice League online and stream the full Snyder Cut movie this week.
The Snyder Cut is available to watch online exclusively on the HBO Max streaming service in the US.
It has an affordable monthly price tag of $14.99, and your money gets you access to a huge amount of quality content to stream live and on-demand.
HBO Max’s back catalog totals over 10,000 hours and, as well being the place to watch new movies like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the service features some of TV’s all-time greats in The Wire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, and Friends – plus newer hits such as Euphoria, I May Destroy You, and The Flight Attendant.
All in all, it’s one of the best streaming services the US has to offer – but if it falls short of your expectations for whatever reason or you only want it to watch Zack Snyder’s Justice League, you can of course cancel HBO Max at any time – unlike getting the channel through cable.
You didn’t think it would be available for free, did you? You’ll need a Sky Cinema subscription to be able to see the Snyder Cut in all its 4-hour glory.
Well, either that or a Now Cinema Pass.
If you have Sky, you can use Sky Go apps on mobile, tablets, PCs, PS4s and more.
Or just watch it through your Sky Q box on the biggest screen you can get your hands on.
HBO’s Canadian friend Crave is the place to watch the Snyder Cut in Canada, with the service offering the movie to subscribers just like HBO Max in the US.
You’ll need a basic Crave package and its Movies + HBO add-on, which totals a reasonable CAD$19.98 a month before tax – though for a limited time, you can save 50% on Crave for the first three months of your subscription.
Folks Down Under can stream Zack Snyder’s Justice League now on Australia’s home for HBO content, the streaming service Binge
Pricing starts at just AUD$10 a month, but you can check out a FREE Binge trial first to see if it’s right for you, essentially making Zack Snyder’s Justice League free to watch as part of your subscription – no extra rental or purchase fees necessary.
Additionally, you will also be able to stream the film on Foxtel Now.
This streaming service is admittedly more expensive, costing AU$25 per month for the mandatory Essential Pop & Lifestyle pack, and a further AU$20 per month for the Movies add-on.
You can test out the service to see if it’s right for you with a 10-day trial.
Let’s face it…you’ve probably already made up your mind whether you’ll invest four hours of your precious time into watching the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
But just in case you’re still wavering, we have a full review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on site.
We definitely think that the longer form makes a big improvement to the original release and everybody from Superman to Cyborg gets their time to shine.
Obviously the film’s duration will make it feel like a bit of a slog for some – especially considering that the first half does drag a little.
Still, when you’ve got through the film, you might want to check out our explainer of the Zack Snyder’s Justice League ending.
We’ll also explain why the Justice League aspect ratio isn’t in widescreen when you watch it today.
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