Though Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released as a four-hour-long single feature cut. The Snyder Cut is in six chapters, with each chapter focusing on a single significant aspect of the script.
Earlier, Zack Snyder revealed two of these six titles on his social media, but now, official handles for the Snyder Cut have posted all six chapter titles for the film.
The six chapters titles divide the overall narrative into six parts, with each comprising six different subplots, ultimately joined together to form the Snyder Cut.
It’s not the first time that a major Hollywood film has taken the chapter-wise approach to tell a story.
Director Quentin Tarantino is famous for dividing his narratives into chapters, though all of them are inter-connected and describe events occurring parallel to the other chapters, eventually combining to form the ultimate climax.
And that’s the same case with Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Here’s the Snyder Cut in six chapters:
Chapter I: Don’t Count On It, Batman
Chapter II: The Age Of Heroes
Chapter III: Beloved Mother, Beloved Son
Chapter IV: Change Machine
Chapter V: All The King’s Horses
Chapter VI: Something Darker
The introductory part has been titled ‘Don’t Count On It, Batman’, which is pretty self-explanatory. This is the part with Ben Affleck’s Batman searching for the superheroes, starting with Aquaman. Batman, who was filled with new hope for kindness and good in the world after Superman’s sacrifice, will be facing a stressful situation where he’ll have to prepare for the coming threat; but will find no help from anyone. We may get a deeper look into his nerve-wracked state, where he tries to assemble a disoriented team, only for the impending threat, Steppenwolf, to reach him before he can prepare for it.
“They said the Age of Heroes would never return”. The second chapter will deal with not just the present heroes uniting to form a new age of Earth’s defenders, but also about the previous invasion of the planet by Darkseid and his forces of Parademons from Apokolips. The Age of Heroes would take us back in time and would be the first glimpse of Ray Porter’s Uxas and his fight against the combined forces of Men, Amazons, Atlanteans, Lanterns, and others. Zack is known for telling non-linear stories, and “The Age of Heroes” could be one such storyline. It may go back and forth in time to depict the two different team-ups of heroes against evil.
In “Beloved Mother, Beloved Son”, the son and mother could indicate the Mother Boxes and the son, Steppenwolf. It could also focus on Bruce could deal with resurrecting Superman and his subsequent reunion with his mother, which, in turn, would finally “unite” the League.
“Change Machine”, if this speculation is correct, could be the most enticing part of the 4-hour epic saga. This part may feature the Knightmare sequence, which would introduce Jared Leto’s Joker return to the DCEU. The Knightmare sequence in Zack Snyder’s Justice League would feature Batman, Flash, and Cyborg collaborating with Joker to steal a Mother Box, which the team would then use to send Flash back in time and warn Bruce of the devastating future. The word “change” in the chapter title gives it away, and since it’s past half the movie by the time Part IV will come on-screen, it would be the perfect timing to witness the alternate future which haunted Bruce previously in a premonition.
“All the King’s Horses” could refer to the understanding that Darkseid rules the planet called Apokolips and has Desaad, Granny Goodness, and Steppenwolf as his aides. But a better conceptualization of this title seems the ultimate union of Justice League taking the fight to Steppenwolf by the end of the movie. It could also indicate the final showdown when the entire team, including Superman, finally comes to form the League, which Bruce had hoped for. It could even culminate with the formation of the Hall of Justice, a renovated Wayne Manor, with Bruce establishing a base for the team. As per the details that previously resurfaced, the part would also lead to Steppenwolf’s death, where Wonder Woman would decapitate him before he could escape via a boom-tube.
Is there something darker? Well, this would be the scene that could’ve set up the future of DCEU. This would be the part, where the bigger threat, Darkseid, would come into preparation for real action in the future. This would also be the part where the massive cameo Snyder has teased will make an appearance, giving hopes for Justice League 2 and 3. The future remains unseen…..
The Zack Snyder Justice League Cut Premieres March 18, 2021 on HBO Max.