It’s finally here at your homes. No, not the new COVID strain. Although you can avoid by responsibly staying at home and enjoying Zack Snyder’s Justice League or as the aficionados call it, the Snydercut. Out on HBO Max, the fans love the re-release that boasts of cuts and additions to the original Justice League. (which was deservedly met with a lukewarm response). Boasting a four-hour runtime, the inclusion of Darkseid and a massive cliffhanger to the end, the film has left fans gasping for more.
The DCEU blueprint
The fans have been left thinking of, not the upcoming Marvel series, but what if Zack Snyder’s vision hadn’t been meddled with or intruded on by Joss Whedon at the behest of the studio. But it’s all water under the bridge, and Zack Snyder seems a happier man now, spurred on by the fan’s warm reception and hopes to see him expand the DCEU.
Sitting down for an interview, Zack Snyder talks about the DCEU blueprint he has on his mind. Even though Zack Snyder’s Justice League is not a sequel and the original one wasn’t quite the end product he had once envisioned. Zack now tells the fans of the possible twists and turns for Justice League 3. Snyder had grand plans for the third Justice League film. “All of the New Gods would be rolling in at some point,” says Snyder.
He spreads a grand vision where the world would be a battleground for the New Gods. This is going to happen in Justice League 3. The New Gods are bound to meet the heroes of the DCEU. And what better high-stakes event other than an invasion. This would cast all the realms in upheaval. With such a rich trope of characters in that bunch, it would make way for a grand cinematic experience.
The New Gods
However, fans can rejoice at the fact that the New Gods will appear on the screens but with someone else at the helm of things. Ava DuVernay will be handling the New Gods film. She, herself has co-written the script with Tom King. It’s teasing and titillating to think about the New Gods of the DC universe. They are extra-ordinary beings who possess powers because of their proximity to the Source. The Source is the primordial force of creation in the DC universe.
They live in a completely different realm that transcends time and space, in New Genesis and Apokolips. Their evolution by the powers of the Source has caused them to be revered by humans as Gods, even though most resemble humans. Batman describes them as the basest forms of nature who live in a platonically ideal world. The New Gods, about hundreds of them, include Highfather, Akari, Desdemona, and the infamous Darkseid.
When asked about the inclusion of these New Gods in the current film, Snyder assures that they are very much present in essence. We do see Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, along with another in the throne room of Apokolips. This confirms the inclusion and later arrival of the New Gods. What is left to see is if they arrive with the plan of disrupting life or preserving it?
Source: Wonder Meg
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