Zack Snyder's original Justice League plan would have rebooted DC universe

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Zack Snyder had planned on eventually rebooting the DC Extended Universe as part of a Justice League sequel, a storyboard artist has revealed.

Over the last few years, the filmmaker has been open about his now-scrapped follow-ups, which would've seen Superman yield to Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and Batman travel back in time and subsequently sacrifice himself to save Lois Lane, before Supes ultimately joined the fight against Darkseid in the trilogy's final instalment.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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Now, at a recent Justice Con event, Jay Oliva suggested that Snyder had intended to explore one of the comics' most ambitious crossover on screen and change things up significantly after Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the three Justice League outings.

"Yeah, I mean, I think that was the plan, was that they would do like the four or five parters and then we would do a Flashpoint kind of reboot, where you can bring in a new cast afterwards," he told audiences.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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In the Flashpoint story, Barry Allen (aka The Flash) runs back to his childhood in order to prevent his mother's death. While Barry actually manages to undo the tragic event that haunted him into adulthood, it resets the DC comic book universe, creating alternate versions of certain characters and rewriting their existing timelines.

It has been rumoured that The Flash movie, directed by Andy Muschietti, is instead going to touch on said events.

Zack Snyder's Justice League is available on HBO Max in the US and on Sky Cinema and NOW in the UK.

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