New concept art from Zack Snyder’s Justice League features the Knightmare version of the Batmobile.
Concept artist Aaron S. Bailey has dropped a black-and-white image of the Knightmare Batmobile on his official Twitter page, showing off one of the scrapped elements of Zack Snyder’s Justice League plans. Snyder wanted his second Justice League movie to end in a similar way to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, with the DC Comics team defeated by the villainous Darkseid, creating the Knightmare timeline. His plans were scrapped after his exit from Justice League before being revealed at an exhibit in Dallas, Texas. You can check out the Knightmare Batmobile below.
The Knightmare concept art comes amid a period of uncertainty for the DC Universe. James Gunn and Peter Safran recently replaced Walter Hamada as the heads of Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC division and are expected to reboot various elements of the so-called “SnyderVerse.” Gunn and Safran have already announced that Henry Cavill is no longer attached to the role of Superman and are set to reveal more about their vision for the DC Universe in January 2023.
Meanwhile, Zack Snyder is currently busy working on his Army of the Dead and Rebel Moon universes for Netflix. Before moving to the streaming giant, Snyder was given the opportunity to complete his original version of Justice League, which was released on HBO Max. His cut of the movie was received better than its theatrical version, which Joss Whedon oversaw.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut featured a small sneak peek into the Knightmare timeline. The scene was part of the film’s “Epilogue” chapter and included Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Amber Heard as Mera, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, and Jared Leto as The Joker.
A new era for the DC Universe
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only James Gunn and Peter Safran know.
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