What happens next is basically the “Avengers: Endgame” final battle (ironically, the two films were due out the same year, with “Endgame” likely beating “Justice League 3” by a few months).

The now-surviving Justice League members prepare for Darkseid’s impending invasion. Aquaman convinces the Seven Kingdoms to welcome the new Eighth Kingdom — Earth; Superman inspires the various militaries of the world to take up arms as one; Wonder Woman brings the Amazons into the conflict; and even the Green Lantern Corps flies down to pitch in. The war is finally won when Batman defeats Darkseid by sacrificing his life a second time. (Take that, Tony Stark!)

With Apokolips gone, the world begins to heal. Diana capitalizes on the unity to negotiate world peace; Arthur is finally the uncontested King of Atlantis; Cyborg becomes the god of technology (and also appears human again, somehow). Lois admits to Superman that the baby was Bruce’s, and, for whatever reason, this convinces him to become Clark again. They embrace, and it seems as though they will raise the baby together.

Twenty years later, as crime returns to Gotham, Lois takes the child to the Batcave, where he learns for the first time who his biological father truly was. The film ends with a new Batman rising over the city as its protector (hopefully the kid has some defensive skills, despite only just learning Batman was his dad). It seems as though this would be the end of the Snyderverse. Although it’s bloated and a bit incoherent, perhaps it would’ve been worth making just so Twitter would have something else to talk about.

 Even if Zack Snyder had been given the chance to bring his original Justice League vision to theaters, it would have spelled the end of the DCEU.  Read More