Zack Snyder's Justice League: An Unlikely Fusion of DC's Comics and Games

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Published on 26 Mar 2021, 13:00
Zack Snyder's Justice League may be the end of a superhero trilogy, but it was originally supposed to set up an even bigger and darker DC sequel. How would Darkseid and the Anti-Life Equation have set the tone for Justice League 2?

Let's break down what we know, and explore why the Snyder Cut is drawing as much from popular DC games like Injustice: Gods Among Us as it does classic DC Comics storylines like The New Gods and Final Crisis.

The Anti-Life Equation is a mathematical formula that proves the futility of existence and free will. In the wrong hands, that formula is a terrible weapon with the power to brainwash and enslave entire worlds. That's why Darkseid is so obsessed with Anti-Life. He's spent thousands of years slaughtering his enemies and conquering worlds one by one. With the power of Anti-Life, anyone and everyone can be immediately transformed into an unthinking, unfeeling servant of Darkseid. Who needs Omega Beams and an endless army of Parademons when you have the power of weaponized nihilism?

The DC Universe is full of duality and opposites. Batman embodies law and order while Joker revels in chaos and anarchy. The Green Lanterns protect through willpower while the Sinestro Corps rule through fear. Flash is powered by the Speed Force while Reverse Flash harnesses the Negative Speed Force. So it probably comes as no surprise that the Anti-Life Equation is balanced out by a Life Equation.

But what happens when Anti-Life is unleashed? And how does it lead to the Knightmare reality of Zack Snyder's Justice League? Let's dig into it all, and how it connects to the video games and comics.

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