Zack Snyder's Justice League: New Image of Ben Affleck's Knightmare Batman Revealed

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Warner Bros. and HBO Max are ramping up the promotional tour for Zack Snyder's Cut of Justice League, particularly now that it will officially debut on March 18, 2021. New images are releasing from the film every few days, courtesy of the longtime DC Extended Universe contributor, and the film's R rating was finally confirmed after months of teases pointing toward this happening.

Snyder has regularly given updates on his progress on the movie since it was given the green light in Spring 2020, showing off both stills from the movie itself along with real-world images from the editing studio. Another of these looks into the Snyder Cut has just arrived, one which focuses on one of the Justice League's most prominent leaders...


In a post on his Vero account, DCEU director Zack Snyder shared a look at Ben Affleck's Batman from the Snyder Cut of Justice League.

The image shows the Knightmare version of the Dark Knight in a shot from behind, along with "ZackSnydersJusticeLeague" and "#SnyderCut" over the picture. Also included is the caption "Ok."

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The Knightmare sequence in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice certainly gained notoriety after Barry Allen kicked off a crazy dream for Bruce Wayne while fighting against Clark Kent. The scene was included in both the original cut of the movie and the extended cut, but it didn't seem as though it was something that would continue in other movies.

Now that Zack Snyder has double the amount of screentime in the Snyder Cut as he did in the original, this picture could very well tease the return of this Knightmare version of the Caped Crusader. It's a mystery where it will fit into the plot of the story, but the same could be said about numerous other storylines, like those for Jared Leto's Joker and Amber Heard's Mera.

Batman played a key role as the benefactor and de facto founder of the Justice League in the original movie, and there should be no reason to believe that will change in the Snyder Cut. He will see a great deal of action, even getting to throw in some F-bombs, and it will be intriguing to see how his story changes from what was first put to screen in 2017.

The Snyder Cut of Justice League will release on HBO Max on March 18, 2021.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.