Justice League Zack Snyder ending with a strong 30 minutes dedicated to the future of franchise that is not going to happen. The post-credits scene from the 2017 version – in which Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) lists Deathstroke (played by Joe Manganiello) for his Legion of Doom – is now part of the runtime. Viewers will then be introduced to the new Knightmare series starring Jared Leto’s Joker (as a note by David Ayer Suicide squad). Then Martian Manhunter shows up saying “They call me Martian Manhunter” before they fly away. It’s all enough!
Unfortunately, Snyder ‘s tease may not pay off: As WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff told Variety on Monday, there are no plans in a four – hour film to follow. “Le [the release of Justice League on HBO Max] his trilogy will end. We’re very glad we did this, but we’re excited about our plans for the multifaceted DC characters currently in development. ”
But at least one person saw potential in the now infamous Luthor-Deathstroke superstition scene: Stephen Colbert. We hope to get a little more life out of the Justice League 2, the late TV guest released his own “Colbert cut” of the scene, allowing him to play out as it was all it was possible away if only there had been more time. More time in cutting four hours of the film. Four hours.
What begins as a questioning of Deathstroke’s entire contract explodes into a history lesson in building an IP superhero courtship over the years. Dumb? There is. Hospitality? There is. Want to promote a subset of Snyder Cut fans? Almost certainly. But to call a line the Joker does no say inside Justice League: We live in a society.