Zack Snyder's Justice League arrives this month, and the movie's chapter titles have been revealed.
Not too long ago, the Snyder Cut was set to arrive as a miniseries. Plans changed, and the new version of Justice League was instead announced to be launching as a film. It seems there will still be places to take a break if four hours in one sitting is too daunting a prospect for you, though: six chapter titles for the movie have been unveiled.
The chapter titles are: Part 1: "Don’t Count on it Batman," Part 2: The Age of Heroes, Part 3: Beloved Mother, Beloved Son, Part 4: "Change Machine," Part 5: All the King's Horses, and Part 6: "Something Darker." Check out the announcement tweet thread below.
The Chapters. Part 1: “Don’t Count On It, Batman” #SnyderCut pic.twitter.com/WoLjV5DxiFMarch 3, 2021
It's easy to speculate that Part 1 will involve Batman's search for the other heroes he learned of in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Part 2 could see the League start to unite, and Part 6 will probably include big bad Darkseid as the "something darker".
It also seems that Part 3 will focus on Cyborg, AKA Victor Stone, and his mother: Ray Fisher retweeted this particular chapter announcement and tagged Karen Bryson (who plays Elinore Stone), complete with two lots of side-eye emojis.
👀 @Karen_Bryson 👀 https://t.co/WgzPOvEec2March 3, 2021
It has also been revealed that a recent promo video for the Snyder Cut, which featured statuesque depictions of the main heroes, was originally intended as an opening credits sequence – probably for the TV show. yU+co, the digital studio that made the teaser, shared the information in a tweet (H/T Screen Rant (opens in new tab)): "Our latest work for Zack Snyder's Justice League released over the weekend! Originally meant as a title sequence before re-envisioned as a standalone promo. Look close and you'll find many easter eggs and behind the scenes details!"
Our latest work for Zack Snyder’s Justice League released over the weekend! Originally meant as a title sequence before re-envisioned as a standalone promo. Look close and you’ll find many easter eggs and behind the scenes details!#snydercut #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague #HBOMax pic.twitter.com/c2U9DoatXiMarch 2, 2021
The teaser is absolutely packed with Easter eggs, including allusions to classical art as well as in-universe events, like the broken pearls surrounding Batman referencing the death of Martha Wayne.
Snyder has also recently spoken to our sister publication Total Film about the movie: "Frankly, it was meant as the primer for another two [Justice League] movies – not that those movies are ever going to get photographed, I don't see that happening – and it stays true to that concept. It was meant to be like Lord Of The Rings and not a one-off. That's the way I think about it."