Zack Snyder’s Justice League starts with heroes troubled by their past
With the release date of the much-awaited Snyder Cut edging closer and closer, the promotion for the movie has picked up steam. Zack Snyder had his own panel at the IGN Fanfest 2021 where he showcased a very special mother-box origin clip. The said clip would have been the title sequence if his cut had come out as a four-part miniseries.
Nonetheless, Snyder Cut features all our favourite heroes enslaved by their past. From Batman to resurrected Superman to Joker, here’s where each member is at the start of the Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Troubled with guilt for almost killing superman in Batman Vs Superman; he’s the driving force for forming the Justice League to protect the earth from Darkseid’s invasion.
In this clip, we see batman tied to a string of pearls which references the pearls his mother Martha Wayne was wearing the night she got shot by Joe Chill whose gun is also shown briefly. We then see Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne’s former residence which is almost broken in Batman Vs Superman but will become Justice League’s base soon. The iconic Bat-Signal also makes an appearance. At the end, we see the word JUSTICE in bold below batman which represents what batman stands for- Justice for the citizens of Gotham against criminals and corruption.
We first see the mother-boxes being active which is meant to show how Victor Stone was converted into a cyborg by the use of a mother-box by his father Silas Stone.
There’s a football helmet (rugby) shown which references the game of football his team was playing after which his mother was killed by a devastating car accident.
Watch: Zack Snyder’s Justice League: The Mother Box Origins
The flash sequence starts with Nora Allen’s tombstone, Barry Allen’s mother who is killed during his childhood which deeply affects him throughout his life. We then see a microscope, referencing the science lab experiment which goes wrong and gives Barry Allen the ability to go faster than light. The flash is shown standing ahead of a clock which hints at his ability to time travel. The speedster’s story will further continue with The Flash 2022.
Arthur Curry’s sequence is very straightforward. First, we are shown a bottle of booze which is clearly showing Arthur’s love of alcohol. But on the bottle, we see the Stone-Quarry logo, which is Zack Snyder’s production company. Then we notice that one foot of Arthur is shown while the other is hidden behind tentacles, which implies that Arthur was the son of Land and the Ocean, which is one of the main reasons for Arthur initially being confused to determine where he actually belongs before he eventually becomes the king of the seven seas.
At the heart of it, Zack Snyder’s Dc films trilogy is a Superman story. So for the superman section, we see the world engine that was in Man of Steel, the codex which is a part of Kal-el. We also see the Kent farm where Kal-el becomes Clark Kent and is raised by Martha and Jonathan Kent. Then there is the tornado which kills superman’s father. The kryptonite spear references the sacrifice Superman made for the earth by killing Doomsday and giving up his life for the sake of humanity.
Diana Prince had mentioned she walked away from mankind at the end of Batman Vs Superman, has to come back and help Batman in an attempt to save the earth from the invasion. A heart is shown which references Diana’s heart being broken forever after the death of her true love Steve Trevor. There’s a gas mask shown which was used by Doctor Poison, one of the villains in the first Wonder Woman film. We are also shown the world war 1 plane which was used by Steve Trevor to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Overall, the sequence shows Justice League heroes that are shackled by their past demons who must overcome them in order to come together and save the world.
(This story is contributed by Priyank Singh)