Justice League 2 probably won’t happen. But now we have a little better understanding of what it was supposed to be. The first Justice League was an unmitigated disaster. Not from top to bottom, but enough so that it faltered and failed, and fell out of the box office at an expedient rate, racking up bad reviews from fans and critics alike. Warner Bros. is still trying to sort out the shrapnel from this bomb as it pieces back what it’s DCEU will look like in the future. And it doesn’t sound like a sequel is part of those plans. Even though it was supposed to be.
That said, Justice League did follow Marvel in that it gave fans two intriguing post-credit scenes. One was merely for fun, as The Flash and Superman raced to see who is faster. The other, later one that came at the very end actually got a lot of fans all hot and bothered for what was to come in the DCEU. Deathstroke and Lex Luthor on a boat hold a lot of possibilities. But now Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t know if he’ll ever reprise his iconic bald headed villain, and poor Joe Manganiello may only ever get that two minute scene.
Zack Snyder was supposed to direct Justice League as an epic 2-Part movie. Some say he was fired from the first film, others say he left to attend to a family tragedy. We do know for certain that Joss Whedon was brought in to repair and fix all the leaks in Part 1. And that way too many fans hate him for it, claiming he ruined the movie. Some still call out for the mythical Synder cut, which may or may not exist. It also may or may not be any good. Some have said what Snyder was working on was unwatchable.
However you paint it, Zack Synder’s time in the DCEU is over. But now he’s starting to peel the skin off what he originally had planned. One fan has discovered that Snyder is once again using his favorite social media platform of choice, Vero, to tease wha he had planned for the next installment. He shows of three crosses in the background of Superman’s death scene, which is found in the R-Rated Ultimate cut of Batman V Superman. The director then points out that this very scene was a stealth reference to what he was planning to do with the events and plot line of Justice League 2.
Zack Snyder uses the hashtag #untilitwasnt in describing what he is showing off, meaning that these plans are more than likely completely canceled by Warner Bros. and DC Films. So, what is the meaning behind the three crosses? Some speculate that these represent the New Gods, who were first introduced via Steppenwolf in Justice League, arriving as the main villain looking for the Mother Boxes. We know from what happened leading up to the release of the movie that Steppenwolf was supposed to continue on in Justice League 2, helping to introduce Darkseid.
Snyder may be revealing this information now as it has been announced that A Wrinkle in Time director Ava Duvernay is making The New Gods movie, which will stand outside of the DCEU. It’s possible that we’ll learn more about Zack Snyder’s plans via the director himself as he continues to tease little pieces on social media, and as The New Gods movie takes things in a different direction.
For now, the DC movie universe is in constant flux. Aquaman is finished shooting with Jason Momoa at the forefront. And Wonder Woman 2 is definitely happening with origin director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot back in the lead. DC Films has also confirmed directors for Flashpoint with Ezra Miller reprising his role as Barry Allen. So the DCEU isn’t dead by any means. But after these three movies, who knows where it will go? Shazam is rumored to bring Henry Cavill back as Superman, and is shooting now, but it stands just on the peripheral. Then there is producer Martin Scorsese’s Joker origin movie, Duvernay’s New Gods, and a few other loose strings handing. Plus, Suicide Squad 2 is dangling in the balance. One thing is for certain, there won’t be an immediate sequel to Justice League and Zack Snyder is done with this universe. Zack Snyder’s Vero account update was first shared on Reddit.