Earlier this week, DC fans in Dallas, Texas shared images from “The Dreamscapes of Zack Snyder's Justice League” exhibit, revealing the film's Knightmare sequence and Snyder's original plans for multiple Justice League films.
The posted photos included the Knightmare costumes for Mera and Deathstroke, early storyboards from Snyder's Justice League trilogy, and weapons carried by Jared Leto's Joker and Harley Quinn in 2016's Suicide Squad.
A number of these spoiler-heavy photos were quickly taken down, sparking confusion surrounding the exhibit's potential opening. However, a happy ending has come about for those wanting to attend this impressive display...
WARNER BROS. OFFICIALLY OPENS THE SNYDER EXHIBIT
According to @JackEJensen, the Zack Snyder Justice League Exhibit in Dallas did not open on March 5, 2021 per Warner Bros.'s request.
An update on the @ATTDistrict #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague Exhibit...— Jack Jensen (@JackEJensen) March 5, 2021
It is NOT open today and there is now no official open date. Warner Brothers apparently contacted the exhibit and asked for it to be shut down.
Spoke with THE person in charge with @fergranadino.#SnyderCut
Despite this decision, the Twitter account for Zack Snyder's Justice League has now officially announced that the exhibit will open from March 6, 2021. The display will be open everyday from 12pm to 8pm CST at the AT&T Discovery District in Dallas, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.
We're excited to announce that the #SnyderCut Exhibit at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas will officially open TODAY!— Zack Snyder's Justice League (@snydercut) March 6, 2021
This exhibit will include special memorabilia from the film and will allow fans to dive deeper into the mind of @ZackSnyder. pic.twitter.com/Aaumv5XsYr
The announcement was accompanied by new images from the showcase, including an up-close look at the Superman militia outfit, a display of the Flash's Justice League suit, and photos of Mera and Batman's Knightmare costumes.
Many were confused by the initial decision to shut down the exhibit, speculating that this may have been made in tandem with the takedowns of leaked images to prevent further spoilers. WarnerMedia Head of Comms Johanna Fuentes debunked these claims, saying that the showcase's opening was postponed as the team "were not done setting up."
This is simply not true. The exhibit opens today at noon CT and we were not done setting up the exhibit, which of course was done in partnership with all of our teams at AT&T, HBO Max and WB.— Johanna Fuentes (@jfuentes) March 6, 2021
Fuentes also shared that the exhibit will remain open in Dallas, Texas for "the next few months."
WHAT THE SNYDER CUT EXHIBIT REVEALS
The Zack Snyder's Justice League Exhibit in Dallas revealed two things: the Knightmare sequence from Snyder's cut and Snyder's original vision for a Justice League trilogy.
The director has let it be known that the Knightmare universe would've played a significant role in his Justice League 2 where Superman would've been the villain. It very much appears that the Knightmare sequence will now play a prominent role in the Snyder Cut instead, continuing where the director left off in Batman v Superman.
While it may have initially seemed that the studio didn't want any more information about the film getting out ahead of its March 18 release, it now seems clear that the exhibit was just not ready to be shown off to the public. This does seem strange to show off a good amount from the film's production before it has even released, but perhaps there are even more secrets not present in the display that are still being kept under wraps.
Zack Snyder's Justice League streams on HBO Max beginning March 18.