Zack Snyder Hides Justice League Easter Egg In New Netflix Film Army of the Dead

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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DC Extended Universe director Zack Snyder is only about two months away from unveiling the ever-mysterious Snyder Cut of Justice League to the world. This movie is set to be the next major release for Snyder, although it appears that this will be his final time working within the DCEU.

Snyder has spent over half of 2020 and the early days of 2021 teasing what's coming for his full vision of Justice League, which includes new storylines for multiple characters and a much more epic fight against a double dose of villains. This cut will also be filled to the brim with Easter Eggs that pay tribute to Snyder's past work in the DCEU, along with others that potentially tease more action to come from this release.

This cut is even the subject of an Easter Egg itself, making an appearance in one of Snyder's other releases.


A new release on Twitter reveals that Zack Snyder added a Justice League-themed Easter Egg into his new Netflix film Army of the Dead.

A scene from the movie features a room filled with reels adorned with the phrase "ZS JL Director's Cut 214," standing for "Zack Snyder's Justice League Director's Cut." In December 2019, Snyder had shared up-close images of these same reels on his Vero account.



Zack Snyder is clearly excited to finally bring his vision for Justice League to life, especially by throwing this Easter Egg into a movie completely separate from the DC Extended Universe.

This scene only comes up for a split second in Army of the Dead, although its just enough time for eagle-eyed fans to notice that Snyder included this tease for his massive team-up movie in his latest Netflix release. The "214" is an interesting part of the phrase as well, possibly indicating that the cut is 214 minutes long upon its release on HBO Max. That number of minutes comes out to just over three and a half hours, which is close to the four hour run time that had been previously reported.

Whether or not this turns out to be the real runtime, this is still quite the tease for Snyder fans enjoying some of his other work. The Snyder Cut of Justice League is set to release sometime in March 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.