Ben Affleck's Knightmare Batman Receives New Poster for HBO Max's Batman v. Superman Release

By Pierre Chanliau Updated:
Knightmare Batman from Batman V Superman with a quote

Just yesterday, Warner Brothers began rolling in and out new movies and shows on HBO Max as they had promised a month ago. Despite losing fan favorites, such as Batman and Wonder Woman, subscribers can now watch every original Superman classic, along with Superman Returns. Moreover, in place of the theatrical cut being removed, fans now have the delight of watching the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice instead.

Now, people might see this as some sort of sign from Warner Brothers treating Zack Snyder all nice-like before the release of his cut of Justice League, but it's very likely just a streaming license issue more than anything. But, after Zack Snyder tweeting about it, that probably won't stop fans from wondering.


Zack Snyder made a promotional tweet about the release of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition with an image of Knightmare Batman with a line relating to something Batman says to Cyborg in Justice League:

Update: Snyder has taken to his Vero account to share a textless version of the Batfleck image:


Fans now have a cool looking poster to go alongside this promotional tweet. It has an overlay with a slogan referencing a line by Batman to Cyborg, which was heard in the first trailer for Justice League:

Cybrog: Didn't know you were real.

Batman: I'm real when it's useful.

Again, in all likelihood, this doesn't mean much of anything. Of course, Zack Snyder would promote his preferred cut of Batman v Superman, but his tweet seems like more than a blatant promotion. In fact, Zack Snyder doesn't seem to use his Twitter account too frequently at all, considering he very much prefers Vero.

So, could this tweet be a lead up into something bigger? After all, he's promoting an alternate cut of Batman v Superman, so fans might see another potential teaser or trailer for his cut of Justice League. We already got a small taste of Darkseid appearing in place of Steppenwolf in the flashback bombastic sequence.

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.