Rick and Morty has finally returned to screens for its sixth season and in amongst its usual pop culture gags, the series has taken aim at Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Released in 2021 following a lengthy and often controversial fan campaign, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was a new cut of the 2017 DC film with original director Zack Snyder practically given free rein to realize his own vision for the film.
The second episode of Rick and Morty‘s sixth season features a gag calling out Snyder’s tendency towards lengthy convoluted dream sequences.
Jutice League: The Sanchez Cut
The second episode of Rick and Morty Season 6 features a return to the intergalactic arcade Blips and Chitz and a return to the VR game “Roy: A Life Well Lived,” last seen in Season 2.
When a power outage splinters Morty’s consciousness between all the various NPCs in the game, Rick is faced with the daunting task of uniting the billions of inhabitants of the world of “Roy” in order to piece his grandson back together.
When faced with 8% of the Morty NPCs refusing to rejoin, Rick says he’s willing to leave them in the game forever. Rick points out missing 8% of something isn’t a big deal, saying “8% of the Snyder Cut was Batman dreaming.”
This is a nod to a lengthy sequence at the end of the film, which seems dedicated purely to setting up a potential sequel. In the confusing dream sequence, Batman experiences a vision of a dystopian future in which Darkseid has conquered Earth and Superman has turned on mankind.
Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
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