When it comes to your taking on League of Justice, Zack Snyder is still a leaky faucet whose constant "drip, drip, drip" continues to please DC fans while at the same time driving them crazy about what could have been. Snyder regularly uses his Vero social media account to share details about his famous #SnyderCut superhero team. This, however, is his biggest revelation so far. Here: Darkseid!
This is not a secret that Zack Snyder was building for Darkseid, a classic villain of the Justice League, to be the ultimate antagonist of the heroes in his DC set. But after releasing Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snyder made the decision to start with Steppenwolf and lead Darkseid.
The quote that he includes in his Vero post (via TalkiesNetwork), about which a bell is not sounded, is a direct reference to Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) at the end of Dawn of justice, warning Batman (Ben Affleck) that there are greater threats in the universe, and once they knew that Superman (Henry Cavill) had been killed, they would come.
That is not the only track of Darkseid in the movie by Zack Snyder. Obviously, there was a complete sequence of "Knightmare" where Batman confronted numerous agents of both Darkseid and Steppenwolf, which Snyder has been saying was a long-term mockery of the villain's arrival.
One could argue that Darkseid is very similar to Thanos, a mega villain that Marvel Studios finally brought to the big screen in Avengers: the war of infinity. Gentlemen Darkseid on the planet Apokolips. Its ultimate goal is complete mastery over the entire universe. It does not seek to eliminate half of the universe, by balance. But it is the same basic essence.
Now, what is Zack Snyder doing here? Yes, he maintains interest in his general vision for the DCEU. But while he (and a large vocal contingent of fans) keep that flame of interest alive, Warner Bros. and the DC universe have moved. Joss Whedon stepped in and directed League of Justice, changing the tone of the general series.
And yet, there is a consistent call for the release of the complete cut of Zack Snyder League of Justice, because many fans believe that it is a better and darker interpretation of the material. And every time Snyder launches a new image like this, he encourages that bigoted fanatic and makes it harder for DCEU fans to keep going.
We may never see the mystic "Corte Snyder" of League of Justice. But in a few weeks, you can see the next chapter in the ongoing DCEU when James Wan retires. Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, in theaters on December 21. Do you think you will go to see it? Or will you stay at home and press for #SnyderCut on social media?