Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Director’s Cut is promising to be a radically different experience from Joss Whedon’s theatrical version of the superhero team-up movie. In addition to a 4 hour running time, this new cut has also been rated R for violence and some language. It certainly sounds like Justice League: Director’s Cut will be a whole new ballgame for fans of the DC universe. And thanks to our trusted inside source – the same one that gave us our confirmed scoop about Josh Brolin returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos – we have learned that the end of the film will feature a truly shocking turn of events that will leave two heroes dead.
Our source says that Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Director’s Cut will end on a cliffhanger where both Wonder Woman and Aquaman are dead. The Justice League will be sending Flash back in time to try and save them from their fate. If this is true, it sounds like there would be a plan in place to follow up the events at the end of Justice League: Director’s Cut. However, it does bring some issues up in regards to continuity. If Aquaman is dead at the end of Justice League: Director’s Cut, how is he alive for the events of his solo movie? Does Aquaman take place after the Flash has gone back in time and changed events to bring Aquaman and Wonder Woman back to life? This definitely has us scratching our heads.
No matter what the ramifications to the overall continuity might be, it seems clear that Zack Snyder wants to continue his interpretation of the DC superhero universe with this ending. Most of us have assumed that Justice League: Director’s Cut would be the director’s sendoff to the realm of superhero cinema, but this ending makes it sound like Zack Snyder has something in mind as far as a sequel. Could this be his attempt to set up the events of The Flash? We know that movie is going to involve multiple universes. Could Flash’s attempt to go back in time to save Aquaman and Wonder Woman end up being what transports him to different DC universes?
With Zack Snyder coming back to give his definitive version of Justice League, it looks like he has decided to shake up the storyline in some major ways. This whole experiment is going to be closely scrutinized by both audiences and the powers-that-be over at Warner Bros. If Justice League: Director’s Cut ends up doing exceptionally well on HBO Max and there is a strong enough positive response to it, will Zack Snyder be brought back as one of the key architects of the DC film universe?
We will find out the answer to all these questions when Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Director’s Cut finally sees the light of day. It is scheduled to be released on March 18 exclusively on HBO Max. With Aquaman and Wonder Woman no longer among the living by the end of the film, it is certain that the ending of Justice League: Director’s Cut will be a shocking one.