Zack Snyder's Justice League: Plot Synopsis Teases Batman & Wonder Woman's Recruitment

By Savannah Sanders Updated:
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While there has been nonstop news and reveals about Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League since it was announced for HBO Max in 2020, there have been just as many questions. One of the biggest was its release date. Even though Wonder Woman 1984 was released on the streaming service on Christmas Day and James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is slated for an August 6 release this year, there's been nothing but radio silence about when fans could finally see Snyder's fully-realized vision. 

That is, until now. After Zack Snyder posted on Twitter three brand-new posters for his director's cut confirming his version of Justice League will be released March 18, 2021 on HBO Max, Warner Bros. is sharing the official synopsis for this highly anticipated release.


The synopsis officially released by Warner Bros. reveals much of the plot of the film and a few hints about how it will be different from 2017's Justice League:

"In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions."

Fans have long speculated about what Snyder originally planned for this epic hero team-up, and from the content of this synopsis, it appears viewers can expect similar beats but with his own take on their journeys and the actions of the film's villains.


Snyder has long claimed his original vision of Justice League was darker and scarier, and this synopsis appears to confirm a darker tone with language about how "recruits must face the demons of their own past" and how it "may be too late to save the planet" from the film's villains.

In addition, these statements seem to indicate fans will see more character development in Snyder's Cut than we did in 2017's Justice League. Snyder has already confirmed a different arc from Superman; and perhaps through Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince's interactions and their recruiting of the other heroes, their own arcs will be better developed (or completely different) than what was shown in 2017. 

- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.