Zack Snyder's Justice League Will Conclude With Massive Cliffhanger

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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HBO Max is less than three weeks away from debuting the long-awaited Zack Snyder's Justice League , which has been in and out of the works seemingly for most of the last half-decade. Now that the release date is imminent, director Zack Snyder is taking the promotional train to new levels of intensity .

Within the past few days, news has come teasing the action in this film, as has been the case for most of the past year since this project got the green light in Spring 2020. Many fans are still discussing the events of the newest full trailer that released on Valentine's Day, which gave the first footage of Jared Leto as he brings the Joker back to the franchise .

While many pundits have wondered how this movie will connect to Snyder's past work in the DC Extended Universe, news has just come on what to expect for the ending.


In a new release from IGN , Justice League director Zack Snyder teased more information on what to expect in Zack Snyder's Justice League when it releases on HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Snyder confirmed that the cut "ends in a massive cliffhanger" as he "plant(s) the seeds as (he) had wanted to of what would come in the later films." :

“It hints, as you would, at a potential other world. I'd plant the seeds as I had wanted to of what would come in the later films,” Snyder said. “That's in there, but as far as those stories that would be to come -- if ever that happened, which it does not look like it would -- but I think it's easy to speculate based on that and we can talk about that for quite a while.”

“It is a cliffhanger … The movie ends in a massive cliffhanger, yeah.”


The hype has been building for this release for most of the last year, with the most prominent facet being that Zack Snyder will finally reveal his full vision for Justice League . However, it also seems likely that this project will be a one-off as Snyder leaves his work with the DCEU behind.

That being said, there could be a couple of different reasons why Snyder is ending this movie with a cliffhanger.

It could relate back to the fact that the movie was originally set to be released in two parts in 2017 and 2019. The first part of the duo could have actually been planned to end in a cliffhanger, and Snyder may be trying to complete his vision in every sense with that ending.

Looking at it more cynically, it could be a way to thumb his nose at the DCEU for all the behind-the-scenes drama that his movies have started. With the fact that fans will probably never know how the Snyder Cut is resolved, it surely is one way to get an upper hand in that sense.

Whatever the reason, it will be intriguing nonetheless to find out the cliffhanger that comes at the end of this massive epic. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set to debut 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.