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The Epic Fight Scene That Would've Happened In Zack Snyder's Justice League 2

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For fans who have waited for several years to see a proper Justice League movie, the Snyder Cut on HBO Max offers that and so much more. Whereas the 2017 version of the film felt rushed — with so many superheroes (and jokes) crammed together – Zack Snyder's Justice League allows for ample set dressing, to ensure everything is where it needs to be for the sequels that were originally part of the director's grand plan. 

The Snyder Cut introduces Martian Manhunter (Harry Lennix), who reveals himself to Batman (Ben Affleck) and would've definitely played a larger role in any sequels. Unlike the theatrical cut, there's also mention of the Anti-Life Equation, which in the comics often allows Darkseid to control other sentient beings to bend to his will. With the knowledge that this formula is on Earth, Justice League 2 likely would've entailed the League going up against the New God himself, rather than one of his cronies. 

That's not the only thing a follow-up would've brought us, though. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we get a glimpse of Batman's past when we see an old Robin outfit with spray-painted "Ha-Ha-Ha" lettering covering it, implying the Boy Wonder met his doom at the hands of Joker (Jared Leto). The Clown Prince of Crime brings up Batman's protégé in Zack Snyder's Justice League, taunting the Caped Crusader with his greatest failing during the Knightmare timeline. And now, with the Snyder Cut out there for the masses to consume, and no sequel on the way, the director is making it clear that this tease would have been followed up on if a sequel had come to pass.

A Justice League sequel would've included a fight scene between Joker and Robin

Joker's done plenty of messed up things over the years in the comics, but what some would consider his most evil act is killing Robin. It's something Batman never fully recovered from, knowing he allowed a young man to go into harm's way. Zack Snyder was interested in exploring this aspect of his psyche, which likely would've explained why the Dark Knight went off the deep end by the time we see him in Batman v Superman, going so far as to kill human beings without restraint. 

Of course, we never get a chance to see the pivotal scene, which is something Snyder would've rectified moving forward. In an interview on the ReelBlend podcast for CinemaBlend, Snyder discusses what he had in mind for the big showdown between Joker and Robin, even going so far as to provide context for how the moment would've been set up: "There's this Last Supper before they go and try and heist the Mother Box. Because that's the piece they need to jump Flash back [through time]. Everyone kind of — there's a confessional, because they all think they're going to die. And so everyone sorta tells a small story, and Joker tells the story of killing Robin." It's pretty twisted stuff, especially since we're assuming Batman would be among the dinner guests. 

Snyder goes on to say, "And so that would be fun to sort of get to see the buildup and the whole 'why' of it and everything... I do know how [Joker] did it. I will say there was a good fight. Robin doesn't die — he goes down swinging, let's say it that way." Now we'll forever be plagued by trying to imagine which actor would've been best to play Robin in Zack Snyder's Justice League 2

Zack Snyder's Justice League can be streamed on HBO Max.