Justice League director Zack Snyder reveals how his cut of the film affects the continuity of the DC Extended Universe.
With Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut heading to HBO Max in 2021, the director discussed where his film lies in the continuity of the DCEU and how it holds its own place aside from the newer films that have followed it. The director spoke to Grace Randolph for Beyond The Trailer about his work on the film, explaining that his “main focus” is to finish the arc he began with Man of Steel back in 2013.
Fans hoping that Snyder’s Justice League will have a large impact on the DCEU will be disappointed to hear that the film is going to be kept separate from the current continuity. The director explained in the interview that the film is its own story, but he thinks that’s a good thing. Perhaps its best to view Justice League like an Elseworlds tale from the comics. It has no effect on the normal timeline but that means its able to tell a better story without restrictions. Snyder also said that even though he hasn’t seen the theatrical cut, it’s probably “tighter in continuity” than his film.
“Frankly, the DC cinematic universe has branched like a tree and blossomed and grown in amazing and great ways. But for me, where [‘Justice League’] falls, I believe that it really sort of represents its own path. It’s kind of separate now from the DC cinematic universe continuity. And I think that’s a good thing.”
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Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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Source: Beyond The Trailer