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Here Are The Six Chapter Titles For “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

We’re almost at the long-awaited premiere date for Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. The official Twitter page for Snyder’s upcoming film has revealed its six chapter titles, giving us at least a broad outline of how the four-hour film will be broken up narratively.

You’ll note that three of those chapters appear to be actual quotes from the film. For example, the very first chapter sounds like something Jason Momoa’s Aquaman says to Ben Affleck’s Batman when he’s asked to join the fledgling super-group. Or, as many folks are already speculating, it could be something Jared Leto’s Joker says to Batman in their brand new scene.

Onto the titles!

1: “Don’t Count on It, Batman”

2: The Age of Heroes

3: Beloved Mother, Beloved Son

4: “Change Machine”

5: All the King’s Horses

6: “Something Darker”

Some of these chapter titles feel like they’re easy to figure out, but be wary of your assumptions. “The Age of Heroes” seems like a reference to the first time that Steppenwolf and his minions attempted to take over Earth and were only beaten back with a massive, concentrated effort. “Beloved Mother, Beloved Son” seems like it’s clearly a reference to Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane). “Something Darker” seems like it’s clearly a reference to the new supervillain Snyder has been teasing, Darkseid.

Yet Snyder has said that his Justice League is going to be a marked departure from the version Joss Whedon shepherded into theaters in 2017, and it would be wise to go into the upcoming HBO Max release expecting (one hopes, at least) the unexpected.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League premieres on HBO Max on 18, 2021.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

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