Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Movie Script

Alert the queen.
Bruce Vayne.
Bruce Wayne.
I believe there is a stranger.
Comes to this village
from the sea.
He comes in the winter
when the people are hungry.
He brings fish.
He comes on the king tide.
That was last night.
You have eyes, so see.
Icebergs in the harbor.
It's four months since
the last ship got through.
Well, this stranger
doesn't come by ship.
There are enemies
coming from far away.
I need warriors.
This stranger, others like him.
I'm building an alliance
to defend ourselves.
It's very important
that I see this man.
If this stranger exists,
he'll give him your message.
$5,000 American.
Look, I'll give you $25,000
to talk to this man
right now, outside.
How dare this dog
speak to us like children.
Ooh, magical man from the sea.
We are poor, not stupid.
Get out.
I'm sorry.
Can't do that.
I'll leave after we've spoken.
He said, "Get out."
Arthur Curry.
Also known as
Protector of the Oceans.
The Aquaman.
So, let me
get this straight.
You do it dressed like a bat?
Like an actual bat?
Worked for 20 years in Gotham.
Oh, that shithole.
When the fight comes,
we'll need you.
- Don't count on it, Batman.
- Why not?
'Cause I don't like you coming
here, digging into my business
and getting into my life.
I want to be left alone.
Is that why you do this?
Why you help these people out
here in the middle of nowhere?
I've read the stories.
Your good deeds
you think no one sees.
You'll join us.
"Strong man
is strongest alone."
You ever heard that?
You ever hear
of Superman?
He died fighting next to me.
My point exactly.
He believed
we were stronger together.
We owe it to him.
I don't owe anyone anything.
Dressed like a bat.
You're out of your mind,
Bruce Wayne.
Move over, Dusty.
My God, Master Wayne,
but this is cold.
Maybe we can catch
the next king tide in Jamaica?
Might be
a metahuman or two in Fiji.
Costa Rica's nice.
I found him.
He said no.
So the draft stands
at naught for two?
Maybe a man who broods
in a cave for a living
isn't cut out to be
a recruiter. Hmm?
That's $10, please.
Good morning, Miss Lane.
Jerry, hi.
You don't miss a day, do you?
Like it here.
Excuse me.
Move it! Move it!
- No, mate, don't shoot!
- Move, move!
Get the fuck over there!
Move! All of ya!
Line them up
along the wall.
Keep them quiet.
- Keep quiet!
- Shut up! Shut up!
Shut them up too!
We'll be making
a statement shortly.
Until then,
if I see any movement,
you'll have a lot of dead kids
on your hands.
Should I take him?
Hold your fire.
They've got kids in there.
he's not bluffing, chief.
St. Brigid's had
a school trip today.
Quiet! Shut up!
Down with the modern world.
Back to the Dark Ages.
I said shut your fucking mouth.
Who are you?
The Lasso of Hestia compels
you to reveal the truth.
Now, who are you?
We're a small group
of reactionary terrorists
who wanna turn back
the clock in Europe
- a thousand years.
- Boring. Why the hostages?
We have no demands.
We're just stalling the police
while we do it.
While you do what?
You're too late.
The countdown's already begun.
In a few minutes,
four city blocks...
...while the world watches.
Like lambs
to the slaughter.
I don't believe it.
Believe it.
Is everyone all right?
Are you okay?
Good. It's okay.
It's okay. It's over.
You can stand up.
It's all good.
It's over now.
Are you okay?
You okay? Good.
Are you okay, princess?
Can I be like you someday?
You can be anything
you want to be.
Come on. Let's go.
Any changes today?
No, my Queen.
The Mother Box has awoken,
yet nothing has happened.
It has slept
for thousands of years
since the First Age.
Why did it wake at all?
This is the first time
it's gone quiet
since the crack appeared.
Maybe it's going back to sleep.
Evil does not sleep.
It waits.
Something is coming.
Prepare for battle!
on your marks!
They have failed 100,000 worlds.
They always fail.
I've come to enlighten you
to the great darkness.
I will bathe in your fear.
Daughters of Themyscira,
show him your fear!
We have no fear!
Gather the legions!
Go with her!
You must seal the cage!
- Go!
- Phillipus!
Behind you!
Honor us. It's right.
Seal it.
Ready the hammers!
Seal it now!
Guard it with your life.
- Yes, my Queen.
- Keep it moving.
Hyah! Hyah!
Got it! Go!
Oh, noble Queen.
Why do you fight?
You can't save her.
You can't save any of them.
The great darkness begins.
Yes, we will find the others.
He's gone back to his universe.
He's gone to the lands of men
to find the other two boxes.
We have to light
the ancient warning fire.
The fire has not burned
for 5,000 years.
Men won't know what it means.
Men won't.
She will.
It's toxic.
That's good.
Follow the scent
of the Mother Boxes.
Find the missing two.
Once they are found,
The Unity will be formed.
This world will join the others.
He will be pleased.
He will see my worth again.
Anything on that kid
from the liquor store?
If I had a dollar
for every "possibly."
Yeah, it would make you
even more insufferable.
Facial scan might have
got a hit on him,
our disappearing man.
One Mr. Barry Allen
from Central City.
Might be another false positive,
you'll have to give me
a little time
- to confirm.
- We don't have any more time.
Master Wayne,
you've been working
as if there's no tomorrow
to build this team
of people you can't even find.
I found one.
I found two, including Diana.
Just because Lex Luthor says
the planet's
in danger of attack?
This has nothing
to do with Lex Luthor.
It has to do with him.
I made a promise to him
on his grave.
I spent a lot of time
trying to divide us.
I need to bring us together
and make this right.
Well, it's been some time
since Luthor's warning.
No attacks.
No barbarians at the gate.
Maybe these barbarians
don't use a gate.
Maybe they're already here.
Keep looking.
What else do you have?
Lab's all yours, Howard.
Early night for you, Silas.
Yes, early night.
Tell your family I said hello.
What the...
The Arrow of Artemis.
It will reach the lands of men.
Sky torch,
hero beacon,
scatter the darkness.
Burn as you burned
in days before.
Show her the darkness before
the daylight of history.
Warn my daughter
that war has come
and protect her.
Return to me, Diana.
What did you do
this weekend, Diana?
Nothing very interesting.
That's all you ever tell us.
What can I do?
I'm not that exciting.
You might as well disappear
when you walk out of here.
- What is it?
- Now what?
Budget cuts, tomb raiders.
Now add to the list "arson."
Yes, good morning
from the isle of Crete.
As you can see behind me,
an enormous bonfire is burning.
This fire has been burning
through the night.
We're now into the morning
and we are
at least five miles away.
And we can still
see it burning as we speak.
This has baffled locals and
government authorities alike
here at this historical site
of the so-called shrine
of the Amazons.
Now, locals and government
officials are baffled as to
- what may have caused this.
- Invasion.
- Hiya, Doc.
- Is the...
No damage to the electron-laser.
- Uh, Dr. Silas Stone?
- Yeah.
- Ryan Choi?
- That's us.
Um, who did this?
Did they steal anything?
They took whatever was in here.
That? Oh, that wasn't stolen.
Was it, Dr. Stone?
No. That was misplaced
a while ago.
Object 6-1-9-8-2. Department
of Defense Archives.
- Mmm-hmm.
- What was it?
I don't know.
You don't know?
I don't know, which was why
I was studying it.
What's your rank, Doctor?
Ryan, would you, uh,
do the honors?
- Sure. Okay.
- Thanks.
Civilian. STARLABS
is a private contractor.
We work for the DoD.
We advise them on xeno-science.
Alien technology.
For example,
the Superman ship.
Eight people
never signed out
of the lab last night, Doctor.
Cleaning staff, guards,
a few of
your research scientists.
They were abducted.
Are you sure?
Witness saw it all.
He escaped.
He's here in quarantine now,
working on an ID sketch.
Any idea who
or what that might be?
The box isn't safe here.
they came looking for it
at the lab.
People were taken by some kind
of monster or something.
You know a lot about monsters,
don't you?
Especially how to make 'em.
Mayday! Mayday, mayday!
My hull is breached.
I'm going down.
Is there anybody out there?
Tell him to respect
the storm next time.
It's on him.
King who would be man.
Son of a human father
and Queen of the Seas.
All the time I've wasted
trying to keep the promise
I made to your mother.
Are you finished,
old man?
You never sleep
in the same place twice,
yet you keep coming back here.
I like it. It's quiet.
It's your inheritance.
You're the rightful king
of Atlantis.
Our people suffer.
Your people.
A brutal, petty,
superstitious race.
Is the surface any different?
Nobody calls me
King of the Surface.
What do you want, Vulko?
Guards near
the stronghold
have been disappearing.
Snatchers from above.
Talk to King Orm.
- Your brother?
- Half-brother.
He's trying to fan the flames
of war with the surface.
He lies.
The snatchers have come
from the dark place.
They're looking for it.
The Mother Box
our people guard is not safe.
Go to the stronghold
of Atlantis.
Protect the box.
The time has come.
Take up your mother's trident.
You can't turn your back
on the world forever, Arthur.
Above or below.
DeSaad! I call to thee.
have you begun the conquest?
This world is divided.
They are a primitive species.
Unevolved and at war
with one another.
Too separate to be one.
Their free will
must be ripped from them,
like the other worlds.
Given absolution
in one glorious belief,
to serve him.
The Mother Boxes?
I have found one of the three.
The one that woke
and called to me.
The other two still sleep,
but the parademons
feel their presence.
They fly,
they search, they take
prisoners who carry the scent,
while I build a stronghold
in the name of his glory.
Mighty Steppenwolf,
who might have sat here
by the side of the great one.
But undone by his self-pride.
I fall before you.
Let me make a plea to him
that I may come home
after I take this world
in his name.
You betrayed him.
Your own family.
I saw my mistake.
I slaughtered those
who sought his throne.
You still owe the great one
50,000 more worlds.
He will hear your plea
when you pay your debt.
The Mother Boxes
will be found and united.
No protectors here.
No Lanterns, no Kryptonian.
This world will fall,
like all the others.
For Darkseid.
For Darkseid.
You know,
I paid millions of dollars
for this building's security.
You got
your money's worth.
Took me almost a minute
to disable it.
Hi there.
A new toy?
Prototype troop carrier.
I once knew a man
who would have loved to fly it.
The best minds
at Wayne Aerospace
couldn't make it fly.
But you can?
I have no choice.
I need more range
and I need more cargo.
I think
there's an attack coming.
Not coming, Bruce.
It's already here.
From what I've learned,
they are things
from another universe.
They serve a dark power.
An old power.
What do they want?
To invade.
To conquer.
They came here once before,
long ago.
A great armada
appeared in the sky,
laying waste
to all who opposed it.
The leader of the invaders
was a being called Darkseid.
A name cursed and feared
in every universe.
Darkseid was met in battle
by Earth's defenders.
The old gods, men...
Atlanteans before
their descent into the sea...
Amazons before their betrayal
and enslavement
and guardians from the stars.
Their histories
had taught them
not to trust each other,
not to hope for an alliance.
To fight apart.
As Darkseid
waged war on Earth,
he found a secret there.
A power hidden
in the infinity of space.
He called forth mystics
who worshipped and controlled
three objects...
the Mother Boxes.
Wait, wait, wait.
"Mother Boxes"?
Indestructible living machines,
made from a science so advanced,
it looks like sorcery.
To conquer, three boxes
have to synchronize
and join together
into The Unity.
The Unity cleanses
a planet with fire,
transforming it into a copy
of the enemy's world.
All who live
become servants of Darkseid.
Alive but drained of life.
With me!
But before The Unity
could synchronize,
the defenders of Earth attacked
and fought as one.
Amazons alongside Atlanteans.
Zeus and his son Ares
alongside the guardians
from the sky.
A golden Age of Heroes
fighting together
to defend life on Earth.
They did what no world
had ever done.
Sent the enemies
back into the stars.
The three Mother Boxes
never synchronized.
The Unity never came to pass.
But, in their retreat,
the boxes were left behind
on Earth.
They grew weak.
Dogs without masters
falling asleep,
awaiting their return.
Fading from the view
of the enemy,
among a trillion worlds.
The defenders of Earth
made a vow.
Men, Atlanteans, and Amazons.
Each would enshrine and guard
one of the three
sleeping Mother Boxes
according to the rites
and rituals of their culture
in case a box
should ever wake again
to call out
to the planet Apokolips
to return and conquer
the only world
Darkseid had ever lost.
Something woke the box
my people guard.
It called out
to the dark place...
to one of Darkseid's conquerors.
The enemy is here.
If he's here, where is he?
He'll be searching
for the other two boxes.
Hiding until he has all three.
Until he's ready.
Then we have to be ready.
You, me, the others.
They said the Age of Heroes
would never come again.
No, it will.
It has to.
The others.
Where are they?
Am I late?
No, I'm so late.
I'm very late.
Oh, hey, buddy. Hey.
Oh. No.
Okay, bye. Okay.
I'm so sorry.
I'm late.
- Are you, uh...
- I'm...
I'm so sorry I'm so late.
I didn't mean to be so late.
I'm me and I'm here
and I'm so sorry I'm late.
the bus didn't come,
then the bus did come,
but then there was
this old woman
counting change for the fare,
like, nickel, penny,
nickel, penny.
Like, jeez Louise,
let this woman on the bus.
She's 107 years old,
these are some of her
last few moments of life.
Come on.
Come on.
From the French, of course.
"Resume," I believe,
is a past participle of...
Uh, wow. That's no good.
It's like, what lives
in my pocket, right?
"Paper monster hungry."
Come on. Supposed to be
friends now.
Central City College,
I'm a criminal justice major.
You said you had experience
walking dogs.
Oh, gosh,
I hope everyone's okay.
See, in times of crisis,
for dog work,
I always bring a meat snack.
'Cause it makes them feel calm.
'Cause you never know what's
going to happen in this city.
I mean, oh, my gosh.
Right? I start on Monday?
You have been near a Mother Box.
The scent is on you.
Where is it?
No son or daughter of Atlantis
will ever tell you.
Our people have guarded
the Mother Box
for thousands of years.
I will never betray
my own people.
You already have.
This was taken in
the deepest trench on Earth.
He must be an Atlantean.
A water-breather.
He was breathing air
when I talked to him.
Mixed-blood, then.
He said he'll fight with us?
More or less.
More more or more less?
Probably more less.
- He said no?
- He said no.
can be tricky.
My people went to war
with them once.
I'm not sure we can trust him.
Diana, if we're gonna do this,
you're gonna need to be open
to more things that we didn't...
you know...
- I'm sorry. That's okay.
- Sorry. My fault.
Don't worry about it.
- Let's...
- It happens.
This is the
third person.
Disappears for 1/30
of a second here.
One frame of video, see?
Barry Allen. Central City.
Go to him.
I'll work on number four.
Organic and biomechatronic
body parts.
He's a cyborg.
- Ready!
- Break!
set... go!
Your son may be captain
of the football team
and a certified genius,
Mrs. Stone...
Dr. Stone.
...but that doesn't mean
he can hack into our system
to change his friend's grades.
Sarah's family
lost their house this year.
How could that child
pass her classes?
Victor helped her
'cause he's got a good heart.
What did you do to help her?
- Your father...
- Mom, Mom, don't.
He got held up at the lab.
Okay. He always does.
He wanted to be here.
You always say that.
Ma, you gotta stop
making excuses for him.
You're just as busy as he is,
but you still make the time.
He just has difficulty
showing it, but...
I know he's proud of you.
We both are, Victor.
Hey, hey, hey.
With everything I know
you can do today,
I can't wait to see
what you're gonna be tomorrow.
Dr. Stone,
I'm sorry,
your wife didn't survive.
I'm afraid
your son won't either.
I won't let you die.
I won't allow it.
I won't allow it.
Victor, you're not
stuck in here.
You still have a life
ahead of you.
Your mother would have
wanted you to live that life.
If you were there,
Mom would still be alive.
All right, look,
you don't have to give me
a second chance,
but give yourself one.
If you can't stand
looking at me,
try listening.
What you can do now, Victor.
Your physical strength is
just the tip of the iceberg.
The tip of the tip.
In the world
of ones and zeroes,
you are the absolute master.
No firewall can stop you.
No encryption can defy you.
We're all at your mercy, Vic.
From our power grids
to our telecommunications,
everyone's lives are controlled
and dominated
by complex digital networks
that will bend
without effort to your will.
The fate of the world
will literally
rest in your hands.
Its entire nuclear arsenal,
you could launch with a thought.
The world's monetary systems
and its complex interactions
will seem as easy
to manipulate for you
as a child's plaything.
The question...
No, the challenge
won't be doing it.
It will be not doing.
Not seeing.
It is the burden
of this responsibility
that will define you
and who you choose to be.
Now, make a wish.
One more time.
Good job. Wave to Grandma!
Hi, Grandma!
Oh, my God!
Oh, my God!
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God. Oh, my God!
Victor, these are the words
and deductions of a scientist.
That's how I've been
speaking to you.
let me speak to
you from my heart, not as a scientist,
as a father.
Hey, you!
Because you are
holding yourself back.
You're going in circles, man.
Holding down
three dead-end jobs,
going on four.
Where do you even find the time?
I make the time.
- I just need one more gig...
- Barry.
...then I'm gonna pay
for my own tuition.
You can't.
Like I always said
I would.
You cannot keep
doing this to yourself.
Okay. I really don't wanna
talk about this again.
- Please, we have 10 minutes.
- And this is all to pay
for a criminal justice degree,
For what?
Huh, let's see.
As I talk to my father,
who's still in prison
for the murder
of my mother,
which he didn't commit.
Yeah, how did I get interested
in criminal justice?
I can't remember.
Oh, boy.
This path has clearly
chosen me, Dad.
Give me your hand, man.
I want you
to listen to me, Barry.
I want you to listen to me,
because I mean this.
I want you to give all that up.
And I want you to stop
coming to see me.
I am a drag on your life.
Okay. Um...
Please don't ever
say that to me again.
Hey, you know what
criminal justice
would be for me?
My son not wasting his life.
You can be
whatever you wanna be.
You're brilliant, man.
Absolute best of the best.
I can't sit here and watch you
run in place in Central City
for some old dude
who's not going anywhere.
- Dad, that's not true.
- It's time.
That's not true.
Let's go, Allen. Allen!
I want you
to make your own future.
You're living in the past.
Make your own future.
Open gate.
"You're living in the past.
Make your own future, Barry."
Close the gate.
Barry Allen. Bruce Wayne.
You said that like it explains
why there's a total stranger
in my place
sitting in the dark,
in my second favorite chair.
Tell me about this.
This is a person
who looks exactly like me,
but who is definitely not me.
Somebody... I don't know.
Hippie, long hair.
Very attractive Jewish boy.
Who drinks milk,
I don't drink milk.
I know you have abilities.
I just don't know what they are.
My special skills
include viola, web design,
fluent in sign language,
gorilla sign language.
sand quartz fabric.
Abrasion resistant,
heat resistant.
Uh, yeah, I do
competitive ice dancing.
It's what they use
on the space shuttle
to prevent it from
burning up on re-entry.
I do very competitive
ice dancing.
Look, man.
I don't know who you are,
but whoever you're looking for,
it's not me.
You're the Batman?
So, you're fast.
That feels
like an oversimplification.
I'm putting together a team.
People with special abilities.
You see,
I believe enemies are coming.
Stop right there. I'm in.
You are?
Just like that?
I need friends.
Great. Great.
Can I keep this?
It's like this layer
of dimensional reality,
and it seems
to manipulate space-time.
I call it the Speed Force.
Causes me to burn a tremendous
amount of calories
so I am just a black hole
of snacks.
I am a snack hole.
How many people are
on this special fight team?
- Three, including you.
- Three?
Against what?
I'll tell you on the plane.
What are your superpowers again?
I'm rich.
Oh, Miss Prince, let me do that.
No, that's okay.
I can do it myself.
Would you like
to have some?
Uh, no, thank you.
If you put the water in first.
- Of course.
- So we don't scald the tea.
- Yes.
- Great.
No, that's probably enough tea.
All right.
Are you sure you don't
wanna have some?
I won't, thank you.
And then leave it to mash.
I will.
I will, definitely will.
Uh... What are you working on?
It's a gauntlet
lined with specialized
polymer solar cells.
- Wow.
- Here, let me show you.
We borrowed this from
the Kryptonian scout ship.
Oh, maybe you should, uh...
a fraction.
Thank you, thank you.
Of course.
Ah, now, let's see how that did.
Ha! Yes.
Not to be sneezed at.
A gauntlet that captures
and dissipates energy.
It's Master Wayne's idea.
Maybe you should work
on a lasso, too?
- In black, of course.
- Oh.
All right. Victor Stone.
Something is not working.
Looks like you have a date,
Miss Prince.
Why are you looking
for me, Diana?
You know who I am.
I know more than you
can possibly imagine.
Then maybe you already know
I need your help.
The world does.
Fuck the world.
You've obviously
been through a great deal.
I can't begin to imagine what.
But whatever happened to you,
you have gifts now.
What part of this
looks like a gift to you?
We need you, Victor.
And maybe you need us.
I don't need anyone.
Not anymore.
I told myself the same
for a long time.
I lost someone I loved once.
I shut myself off from everyone.
But I had to learn
to open back up again.
The truth is,
I'm still working on it.
And if you asked to meet me...
you're working on it, too.
You were right
about the metal sample
from the Superman ship.
When we bombard it with X-rays
from the electron-laser,
look what happens.
3.5 million kelvin.
The inner core of the metal
becomes superheated.
Hot, dense matter.
You're looking at
the hottest thing on Earth.
Exact words I said
to my prom date.
She dumped me anyway.
Hey, Doc,
do you think Batman is connected
to the object
the CID is looking for?
You know, 6-1-9-8-2?
I don't.
Oh, Victor.
All right! Let's go!
Commissioner Gordon?
Come on!
Your messages.
Hey, hey!
Don't have to see the sky
to know it's a full moon.
Half of Gotham's reality-challenged
community showed up.
Say they saw flying monsters
by the harbor.
You were right, Ma.
Police Academy.
What's wrong with dental school?
"Attacked by
a flying vampire."
"Looked like a giant bat
with huge fangs."
On a possibly related note,
sketch of the suspect
in the abductions
at the lab across the harbor.
- Looks like...
- I know what it looks like, Crispus.
Come on, you think he fights
criminals for 20 years here
and then he goes to Metropolis
and kidnaps eight people?
I'll talk to him tonight.
How, Jim?
How do you think?
Hey, hey.
Hey, hey!
- Oh, my goodness.
- Where's the cyborg?
His name is Victor.
We met, spoke.
Give him time.
You must be Barry. I'm Diana.
Hi, Barry. I'm Diana.
That's not right. Great.
- So, this is us.
- Yeah, this is us.
Awesome! It's the Bat-Signal.
That's your...
- Oh, sorry.
- That's your signal.
That means we have to go now.
- Yeah, that's what that means.
- It's so cool.
Commander Mera, I told the king
the perimeter guards were taken.
He won't send reinforcements.
He says all the reserves are
needed in the rebel regions.
He's as shortsighted
as he is cruel.
All right, take what men
we have left
and form a phalanx
around the Mother Box.
You can't escape.
I'm not trying to.
Vulko told me
you would come.
The firstborn
of beloved Queen Atlanna.
I knew her.
Well, that makes one of us.
My parents died in the wars.
She took me in.
What a saint.
You dare speak
of Queen Atlanna that way?
Your queen left me
on my father's doorstep
and never gave me
another thought.
Your mother left you
to save your life.
You cannot imagine
how it hurt her.
What it cost her.
But you're not
a defenseless child now.
It would have been
her responsibility
to follow that monster
to the surface and stop him.
it's yours.
tell me what you've learned.
Two boxes
found and awake.
With the combined power
of the two Mother Boxes,
I've been able to finish
the stronghold's defenses.
Where is the third Mother Box?
The parademons
sense its presence
and search for the third.
They have taken prisoners
who carry its scent.
Interrogate the prisoners.
Find the third.
They will tell me
what they know,
or I will rip it from them.
How many of you are there?
Not enough.
Dozens of witnesses
all over Gotham.
Description matches the suspect
in the Metropolis abductions.
The demons must have caught
the scent of a Mother Box.
At the lab.
They carried people away
to find out what they know.
So the eight may still be alive.
The head of STARLABS
was taken tonight.
Wow, okay.
So, another scientist.
So, how do we find him?
There must be a nest nearby.
I plotted all the sightings
in Metropolis, Gotham.
No discernable pattern
I can see.
The lines on the map
don't converge.
On land.
These lead back
to Stryker's Island,
between the two cities.
These are air vents.
They all lead down to the tunnel
to a Metropolis project
that was abandoned in '29.
The nest could be there.
is he coming with us now,
because we're not all
gonna fit in your car.
I have something bigger.
Do you really think that...
Oh, wow, they just...
They really just vanish, huh?
Oh. That's rude.
We're close.
The scent of the enemy.
Of absence.
Where are we, Alfred?
Stryker's Island.
You should be directly under
the venting tower
for the tunnel.
Now look to your left,
you'll see a staircase
to the machine room.
Thermal scan shows
a cluster of people there.
That's it.
Let's go.
Is there... Is there a plan?
Either of you?
Don't engage alone.
We do this together.
I heard about you.
Didn't think you were real.
I'm real when it's useful.
I grow tired of your silence.
Now tell me,
where is the Mother Box?
Please. We have families.
Then you have weakness.
Okay, I'm guessing
that's the bad guy.
Good guess.
I'm really, really missing
Superman right now.
Circle to the other side.
We'll surround them
and surprise him.
You have been near a Mother Box.
The scent is on you.
I don't know
what you're talking about.
- Where is it?
- Leave him alone!
He... He doesn't know.
Wait, please, please!
You carry
the scent, too. But stronger.
I will die before I tell you.
You'll die if you don't.
Kill them both.
Ah, Amazon.
But not like your sisters.
This one will be mine.
I belong to no one.
Guys, this is not together.
Help get those people
out of here.
I'll make sure these things
follow me.
Everybody, move!
A little quicker.
- Are you good?
- Yeah.
I've got this. Keep moving.
This way.
The energy
is dissipating.
My gauntlet worked!
Celebrate later, Alfred.
I need the Nightcrawler.
Thought you'd never ask.
Crawler's on the way.
Initiating remote mode.
Thank you, Alfred.
Don't mention it.
They're safe.
Get back to the tunnel.
Tunnel. Right.
Aliens, bad guy, sword lady.
My turn.
Catastrophic failure
of all systems.
Are you all right, Master Wayne?
Are you all right?
You have the blood
of the old gods in you.
You okay?
Wasn't sure you'd come.
You're my father.
Relax, Alfred.
I'll take it from here.
Uh, do I know you?
What are we under, right now?
Gotham Harbor.
Who is that?
Come on.
Diana, get on!
What is it?
Show me.
It is here.
On this world.
Sir, you're gonna
be in quarantine
for possible alien microbes.
U.S. government protocols
require that...
I know the requirements.
I wrote them.
It called to him.
The Mother Box.
The one he already has.
He has two. He took
the Mother Box from Atlantis.
All he needs now
is the lost Box of Men.
If he doesn't already have it.
He doesn't have it.
I do.
Have you finished the conquest?
Not yet, DeSaad.
Then why do you summon me?
I bring news.
Before mighty Darkseid
came to the throne,
he searched the universe
for the ultimate weapon.
The Anti-Life Equation.
The key to controlling all life
and all will
throughout the multiverse.
He found it hidden on a
primitive planet, but before...
The story of the defiance
is well-known.
I have found
the primitive planet.
The world that fought back.
It is Earth.
The Anti-Life Equation is carved
into the surface
of this very world.
Are you certain?
I have seen it.
I have looked with my own eyes.
My lord.
Oh, Steppenwolf.
My lord, I am
but your humble servant.
Can it be true
that you have found it?
I have, great one.
The lost world is Earth.
Anti-Life is here.
If it is redemption you seek,
find the third box,
synchronize The Unity, and
when this world is scorched,
I will come for my great prize.
You will come to Earth?
I have turned
100,000 worlds to dust
looking for Anti-Life.
Looking for those
who robbed me of my glory.
I will stride across their bones
and bask in the glow
of Anti-Life.
And all of existence
shall be mine.
It shall be so, my master.
So cool.
From the outside, it looks like
this building was abandoned.
It wants to fly.
You talk to machines?
I speak
to intelligence.
This one's saying she can't fly
because of a software issue,
but I could fix it
with a little time.
There's a dark spot
in my data stream.
I could feel
the other two boxes.
I know they're awake,
but I can't see where they are.
Well, we can't attack unless
we know where the base is.
Even if we knew,
I've never seen a being
as strong as Steppenwolf.
Maybe one.
Hmm, Superman.
As long as
the third box is asleep,
they can't see it,
only sense it.
We need to keep moving
so they can't catch up.
No. That's just a strategy
to lose more slowly, not to win.
Remind me, are flamethrowers
not a thing?
Why don't we just destroy it?
Fire doesn't destroy the boxes.
They're an unknown form
of matter.
Oh, they love heat.
They absorb it,
hold it in their cores.
Well, you know
a lot about these boxes.
Makes you think.
Where'd you find the box,
Are you trying to say something?
Oh, I'm saying it.
How do we know you're not
working for them?
It's a long story.
You got somewhere else to be?
The Nazis found the box
at the end
of the Second World War,
buried under
an Italian monastery.
The Allies intercepted it
on its way to Hitler.
They brought it back
to the States in '44.
Unknown object 6-1-9-8-2.
It collected dust
in the Pentagon archives
for 70 years
till DoD began to study
the Superman ship.
A researcher at STARLABS
made a connection
between the ship...
and 6-1-9-8-2.
He understood they were
both alien technologies.
Different civilizations,
similar properties.
And though the box had slept
for thousands of years,
the researcher formulated
a theory on how to awaken it.
And so did.
I had an accident
that should've killed me.
But in an act of desperation
or madness,
the researcher harnessed
the power of the Mother Box.
He unleashed an alien technology
he didn't fully understand.
He used that power
to keep me alive.
but turned into this.
The box went back to sleep
and he never returned it.
That researcher was Silas Stone.
My father.
your father saved your life
with one of these things?
Aren't they
psycho murder machines?
They're change machines.
The boxes don't think in terms
of healing or killing,
alive or dead.
They rearrange matter
at the will of their masters,
regenerate, reinstate.
A box has the power
to reinstate anterior
particle relationships.
So, you mean in the way
that particles of matter
can't be created or destroyed,
their relations just transform.
Burn down a house,
the particles still exist.
Particles of house
become particles of smoke.
Anybody with a match
can turn a house to smoke.
But a Mother Box...
...turns smoke
back into a house.
I know we're all thinking
the same thing right now.
Who's gonna say it?
I'm not gonna say it.
Who is it?
I went to the Daily Planet
to finally pick up
Clark's things.
I don't know why,
nowhere to put them now.
I lost the farm.
I'd been behind on
the payments for a while.
Truth is, the house is too big
for me to live in
by myself anyway.
Well, you know you're welcome
to stay here any time
for as long as you need.
Thank you, Lois.
That's very kind.
But I've found a little place
that suits me just fine,
right by the diner.
I'm not here for help.
I'm here because
when I saw Mr. Perry,
he told me that
you haven't been to work
since Clark died.
I can't.
The whole world is mourning.
Grieving over a symbol.
Everywhere I go, everywhere
I look, I see that "S."
I hear what people say.
They talk like they knew him.
But they didn't know Clark.
And I can't stop them
and look at them and tell them
how proud I am of my son.
You're the only one who knows.
Who feels what I do.
Burdened by a secret
on top of grief.
I came all this way
because I wanted...
because I wanted to see you.
Tell you...
I understand.
will never love anybody
the way that I love your son.
And I just miss him.
I miss him so much.
So do I, sweetheart.
Martha, you know if there's
anything you need, I'm here.
There is something
you can do for me, honey.
Come back to the living.
The world needs you, too, Lois.
The dead are dead.
The box brought Victor back.
Victor wasn't dead.
Life is either one or zero.
It's to be or not to be.
Not both.
Can you operate this box,
Of course.
But we don't know enough
about Kryptonian biology.
There's no telling
what's gonna happen.
Okay, but...
I mean, we have to try.
Don't we? We have to try.
What do we have to lose?
We cannot try
unless we activate the box.
As soon as it wakes up...
...the enemy sees it, comes,
activates The Unity.
The end.
So, what we have to lose
is the entire planet
to a bunch of genocidal
aliens. That's good to know.
Even if Superman could return,
who's to say
that he could defeat them?
The Mother Box did.
Victor's father
activated a Mother Box
more than a year ago
when Superman was still alive.
Didn't call out to Steppenwolf.
None of the boxes did.
Not until...
Not until Superman died.
Not until Superman died.
It's like they were
afraid of him?
they were afraid of him.
This is the only way.
There are six, not five.
There is no us without him.
Cross this one off
the bucket list.
Exhume Superman
from the grave. Check.
You know we could do this
in a nanosecond, right?
We could.
He was my hero.
All right.
An Amazon
working with an Atlantean.
How many thousands of years
since our people spoke?
I don't know.
I'm not exactly close to mine.
I hate Atlanteans as much
as you Amazons do.
Hate is useless.
No, thank you.
You know, my father told me
there's a saying in Atlantis...
"None are taken back
from the darkness.
"Not without..."
"Not without
giving one up in return."
We say the same thing.
How about that?
Wonder Woman.
What do you think, man?
You think she'd ever
go for a younger guy?
She's 5,000 years old, Barry.
Every guy's a younger guy.
Oh, Christ.
Oh, bloody...
Any luck?
If by "luck" you mean
"chance in hell
we'll get it flying today,"
then, no. No luck.
It's okay.
It doesn't matter.
We're just gonna take the body
to the Kryptonian ship.
It's basically
an organic computer.
It can talk directly
to the Mother Box.
What? The way it talked
to Lex Luthor?
Something like that.
What could possibly go wrong?
Master Wayne...
you did it!
You put the team together
to fight this war.
You've fulfilled your promise.
But to try to do that...
I mean...
your guilt's
overcome your reason.
Not all the king's horses
nor all the king's men...
Alfred, for once,
I'm operating strictly on faith,
not on reason.
But if you start playing with
this little box of tricks,
I mean, it could be
the end of everything.
How do you know
your team's strong enough?
If you can't bring down
the charging bull,
then don't wave
the red cape at it.
You do when it's this red cape.
This red cape charges back.
You were right, Dr. Stone.
The tests came back negative.
Everyone's clear, including you.
Just to be on the safe side,
we swept the entire facility.
Well, thank you, Thomas.
That means I'm free to go?
- Thanks.
- Listen up, everyone.
You're all clear.
So, gather your things.
If you need
more medical attention...
Arthur, yes, your opinion.
Less preposterous. Option "A"?
- Definitely not "A."
- Okay.
Or... "B"?
Let me see "A" again?
Right. We should get dressed.
I'm always dressed.
Aye, aye.
"Aye, aye"?
"Okay"? Oh, gee, okay!
They let you out of quarantine.
Yeah, I finally got them
to listen to reason.
Now, let's take a look and see
what progress we've made
with the electron-laser.
We've made some real progress.
Let me show you.
Victor, clear this place out.
Code Red.
Contamination breach.
All personnel
evacuate immediately.
Bio red five.
The sensor's picking up
a microbe of alien origin.
A microbe of alien origin?
That doesn't make any sense.
It's gotta be a false alarm.
All right, people,
shut it down. Let's go.
- Ryan, we just had it swept.
- We have to go, Doc.
Think about it.
It's gotta be a false alarm.
- Let's go, Doc.
- Think about it.
Full base evacuation!
Everyone out!
Look, wait! Wait! Shit!
Remain calm and
proceed to the nearest exit.
Attention, all personnel.
Go! Go! Everybody out!
Come on! Move!
Move! Come on! Go, go!
Everybody out! Go!
Yes! Gotcha!
Post Commander, this is
Dr. Silas Stone, do you read?
- Go ahead, Dr. Stone.
- This is a false alarm.
Someone has hacked into
the system. We must alert...
Dr. Stone, you there?
I don't copy.
I was mistaken.
The alarm's legit.
Everybody out.
And nobody, I repeat,
nobody comes back inside
without my say-so.
Roger that, sir.
Get the civilians out!
Let's go! Let's go!
- Everybody got out okay?
- I think so.
- Everybody?
- Yes.
This way.
It knows he's here.
Ooh, that's intense.
This is amazing.
This is crazy.
Oh, what? Now it's crazy?
You two lunatics
better know what you're doing.
Systems coming online.
Welcome, Victor.
Would you like
to assume command?
I'm in.
The ship says
the Mother Box is hostile.
I can override
the security protocols,
but there's no time to repair
all the electrical damage
that Luthor's
power surges caused
to the primary capacitors.
There's not enough charge
to wake the box.
I might be able to do it.
I mean, I might be able
to jump-start it.
I don't like to break this rule,
but when I approach
the speed of light, I...
Look, crazy things
happen to time,
but if I do it, I create
massive electrical power.
I could backtrack,
if I can get enough distance,
I can conduct a significant
electrical current.
I might be able to wake
the box, if that's...
still what we want?
It is. Do it.
Hey, Miss Lane.
I didn't think you were coming.
One last time.
I see engines, so this must be
the end of the line. So I'm...
I'm in position.
Ready to initiate
drop sequence.
The Mother Box is ready.
The ship's begging me
not to wake the box.
This action
is irreversible.
It's afraid. It knows
Steppenwolf will come for it.
We know that already.
I strongly advise
against activation.
Barry, I'm initiating
the countdown.
This action
is irreversible.
- Five...
- Five...
- Five...
- Apokoliptian technology
- is hostile.
- This is a bad idea.
No, it isn't.
Keep going.
- Four...
- Four...
I strongly advise
against activation.
- We need to abort, now.
- Just do it.
- Three...
- Three...
- Two...
- Two...
- Two...
- This course is irreversible.
- One.
- One.
This action
is irreversible.
- Victor?
- No.
The future
has taken root in the present.
Get down!
He's back.
Something's wrong.
He's scanning us.
- Shit.
- What are you doing?
It's my auto-defense system.
It senses danger.
Victor, no! Victor!
- I can't control it.
- Don't!
Kal-El, no!
He's confused.
He doesn't know who he is.
Arthur, we need to restrain him.
the last Son of Krypton...
remember who you are.
Tell me who you...
Let's go!
You should probably move.
- You all right?
- Yeah.
Get up.
Take cover back there. Go.
Please don't make me do this.
Clark, no.
This world needs you.
Whoa! Hold your fire!
Hold your fire!
Just go.
Let's go.
I'm so sorry.
Take cover!
- He's coming.
- The Mother Box.
Where is it?
Come on.
Come on.
security breach detected.
Sector Four, Level Three.
Implement lockdown
procedures immediately.
Give me the Mother Box.
No, no, no.
Dad, wait! Don't!
So begins the end.
Vic... Whoa, Victor.
Are you okay, man? Come on.
He's dead.
My father.
I didn't save him. I couldn't.
Oh, my God.
His father's dead 'cause of us.
I told you waking that box
was a bad idea.
It wasn't a bad idea.
We needed Superman.
We still do.
Well, whatever
returned, it isn't Superman.
His body and powers, maybe.
But it ain't him.
It is him.
He recognized Lois Lane.
- Who?
- The woman he loves.
- He remembers her.
- Nah.
He went to her 'cause
she wasn't afraid of him.
It's called instinct, Diana.
where did Steppenwolf go?
He's gone back to his base
to assemble the three boxes.
And we don't know
where his base is.
- Or how long until...
- Hours.
The boxes synchronize,
Unity forms,
we don't get there in time
to stop it, the planet dies.
This is not your...
He knew.
He knew, he knew, he knew.
He wasn't trying
to destroy the box...
he was trying to superheat it.
He made the core
the hottest thing
on Earth outside
of a nuclear reactor.
Now, anything that hot
would have to...
Blink off the charts
on a thermal imaging system.
Your father sacrificed himself
to mark that box.
We have to get back to my lab
and use the satellite
to scan the Earth
for thermal anomalies.
I'm already on it.
I'm sorry.
You have a satellite?
I have six.
Let's go find
the son of a bitch.
You brought us here.
You remembered.
This is home.
You spoke.
Did I not before?
Your mother got behind
on the payments.
She never told anyone.
I don't understand.
She's a proud woman, Clark.
She loved it here.
So did I.
So did I.
This is awesome.
Brought some friends.
Oh, gosh, yes! Yes!
Everyone, this is Alfred.
I work for him.
- Alfred.
- Good day, ma'am.
It's badass, Alfred.
Well, I'll put on the tea.
I don't know where
we're gonna find the cups.
There's the
Mother Box, right there.
Go to visible spectrum.
Ghost city not far from Moscow.
It's been abandoned since
the nuclear accident there
30 years ago.
Not even the army goes in.
Right, it's probably
so radioactive
that you grow an extra foot
outta your neck.
Not anymore.
He's harvested the radiation
to build his base.
What the hell is he building?
The Unity's in there.
We'll attack from above.
Explosives won't
separate the boxes,
only strengthen their bond.
So we can't blow it up?
Not from the outside.
I want to plug into
The Unity, one-on-one.
Fuse with it.
Weaken its bond from the inside
so we can break it back
into three.
No, you don't know
what you'd be up against.
You'd have to stream
into The Unity by yourself.
These boxes together
are world destroyers.
A billion years old.
They'll get inside you
and find your weaknesses
and your fears,
and use them to destroy you.
Just get me in and get me time.
You could die, Victor.
If I don't, we all die.
I got nothing left.
You wanted me
to use these gifts, right?
That's what I'm gonna do.
Okay. So...
if Victor wants
to try to save the world
by fusing with the doom boxes,
I say we put him
in the doom boxes.
But getting him in
means attacking that base.
Fighting the devil and his army
in hell.
I mean,
this guy's probably fought
hundreds of thousands
of other superbeings
on the other planets
he's destroyed, right?
And we have to assume he's won.
I don't care
how many demons he's fought
in how many hells...
he's never fought us.
Not us united.
Take that as a "yes."
The ring.
You're really back.
I have a second chance, Lo.
And I am not gonna waste it.
Are you really you?
I'm really me, Ma.
Listen, Ma.
They wanted me back
for a reason.
I need to find out why.
How's Victor doing?
You know,
wanted to be by himself.
We're asking a kid
who just lost his father
to go up against
the most powerful machines
in the universe.
It's not fair.
I thought you didn't care?
I never said that.
What is it?
I had a dream,
like, I don't know,
almost like a premonition.
It was the end of the world
and Barry Allen was right here
and he said to me,
"Lois Lane is the key."
She is... to Superman.
Every heart has one.
I think it's something more.
Something darker.
Master Wayne.
Master Wayne!
You need to see this.
You fixed it.
It wanted to fly.
Flight is its nature.
Yours, too.
He'll be here, Alfred,
I know it.
What makes you so sure?
Faith, Alfred. Faith.
At last.
Prepare for his arrival.
My redemption is nigh.
The satellites revealed
he's created a defensive dome.
It's a design flaw.
Take out the tower,
the dome will fall.
The enemy never anticipated
a frontal assault.
Right, probably
'cause he didn't think
anyone would be that nuts.
Bruce is right.
We've got to destroy
the defensive dome
so we can reach The Unity
before it synchronizes.
What if the dome's
not destroyed?
It'll be destroyed.
Once Victor
is linked with The Unity
with Barry's help,
he'll break through
The Unity's defenses.
Remind me,
how's that again?
Uh, with the power of love.
- Barry.
- With a catastrophic energy surge.
You'll have to run faster
than you've ever attempted
to generate
a charge of that size.
And then you make
physical contact with Victor.
That force should propel him
inside The Unity.
And, Victor, it's all up to you.
Take it apart from the inside
before it synchronizes.
Whew. We actually
finally have a plan.
We have a plan.
The symbol
of the house of El means hope.
Embodied within that hope
is the fundamental belief
in the potential of every
person to be a force for good.
That's what
you can bring them. were
sent here for a reason.
You will give
the people of Earth
an ideal to strive towards.
And even if it takes you
the rest of your life,
you owe it to yourself to
find out what that reason is.
They will stumble,
they will fall.
You're gonna
have to make a choice.
They will join you
in the sun, Kal.
A choice
of whether to stand proud
in front of the human race
or not.
You will help them
accomplish wonders.
All the hopes and dreams
of Krypton live in you now.
I'm so proud of you, son.
Your mother and I
loved you.
Your mother and I knew
you would change the world.
Your heart was tested.
I know
it's been hard, Clark.
But you gave hope
to their world.
You need
to show them who you are.
Love them, Kal.
The way we loved you.
Fly, son.
It's time.
I'm gonna take out that tower
and knock down that shield dome.
Whatever you see,
stick to the plan.
It's why I brought you together.
Bruce, pull back.
You're not gonna make it.
Just have to knock
a little louder.
Kill him!
Get to the carriage.
Defend The Unity.
Oh, shit.
The tower's down.
Do you read me?
Uh, yeah, loud and clear.
Are you okay?
Bruce? Bruce?
Get to the reactor.
I'll lure as many
of these monsters
- away from you as I can.
- What does that mean?
Don't worry about me.
Get to The Unity.
They're here.
Comm went dead.
Let's go.
Come on, follow me,
you damn insects.
Critical damage.
You really are outta your mind.
You're welcome.
My man.
Yeah, we got this.
You go do your thing.
I'm assuming you're Alfred.
Master Kent.
He said you'd come.
Now, let's hope
you're not too late.
Remember me?
Round two?
Hell yeah.
Shall we?
Tell me, Amazon,
why did you
abandon your own sisters
only to cast your lot
with these creatures
clinging to their puny lives?
You weren't there
to protect them from me.
And, sadly, you could have.
Barry, I'm in position.
I built the charge.
You call it.
Barry, on one.
Three, two...
Get the hell off me!
I watched your island burn,
your sisters
begging for their lives.
As did your mother.
I can't maintain this!
Victor, I can't hold this!
For Darkseid.
Not impressed.
All right.
Barry, I'm connected
to The Unity.
I need the charge to get inside.
Barry, are you okay?
I got the wind
knocked out of me.
Need a few seconds, that's all!
Barry, where are you?
It's almost synchronized!
Okay, okay.
Oh, my God. Gotta heal, Barry.
Heal. Heal.
It's too late.
Oh, no.
He's here!
Just gotta go faster
than the speed of light.
Far beyond the speed of light.
You gotta break the rule, Barry,
and you gotta do it now.
whatever happens,
I want you to know
your kid was one of them, Dad.
One of the best of the best.
Make your own future.
Make your own past.
It's all right now.
We've been waiting
for you, Victor.
My broken boy.
You don't have to be
alone anymore.
We'll be together again.
we can put it back, Vic.
Make you whole again.
I'm not broken.
And I'm not alone.
I told you
Steppenwolf would fail.
Yes. Yes, you did.
My master,
now that the Mother Boxes
have been destroyed,
how will you retrieve
your great prize?
Anti-Life is found, DeSaad.
And we will stop
at nothing to possess it.
Ready the armada.
We will use the old ways.
Your father twice over.
Now, let me speak to you
from my heart,
not as a scientist,
as a father.
Your father twice over.
I brought you into the world
and back to it.
You can't imagine how proud
I am of who you are.
Have always been.
So many years with you I wasted.
So many wrongs
I've left un-righted.
Everything breaks, Victor.
Everything changes.
I gotta go see my father.
The world is hurt.
Ship's all yours now, kid.
You're the boss.
"Ryan Choi,
Director of Nanotechnology."
That's your thing.
Uh, yep.
That's my thing.
But the world's
not fixed in the past,
only the future.
The not yet. The now.
Must be 100, 150 feet.
Must be.
Big round table.
Six chairs, right there.
But room for more.
But room for more.
God help us.
The now is you.
It's actually the worst job
you can get in a crime lab.
But, uh, my foot's in the door.
This is like a "job" job?
"Job" job.
Your foot's in the door.
Isn't that a thing people say?
Your foot's in the door.
Yeah, that's something
people say, man.
His foot's in the door!
- That's my boy, right there!
- Oh, gosh. Oh, gosh.
Taught him nothing he knows.
- Yes!
- Dad, you're gonna
get maced again.
No stopping you now.
Thanks, Dad.
Now's your time, Victor,
to rise.
"Thank you" is not enough
for what you did.
I just undid a mistake,
that's all.
How did you get the house
back from the bank?
I bought the bank.
Congratulations, by the way.
Do this. Be this.
The man I never was.
The hero you are.
Take your place
among the brave ones.
The ones that were, that are,
that are yet to be.
It's time you stand,
heal, love,
The time
is now.
Come on, Stevens.
All right,
let's keep it moving.
Keep going.
Come on, Luthor. Let's go.
Open up two, Carl, please.
All right,
stop jerking around, Luthor,
or I'm gonna
have to come in there.
Ah, there he is.
Welcome aboard.
Care for a glass
of Gout de Diamants?
I was just celebrating
God's return.
Out of the ground
and back up into the sky.
I heard you were
a few clowns short of a circus.
I was, thank you,
until the good doctors
at Arkham helped me
find some much needed clarity.
Now, you volunteered
to destroy the bat
free of charge.
Why the pro bono work?
It's personal.
Ah, let me guess,
an eye for an eye?
You said you had something
I'd want?
You'd better not be
wasting my time.
Ooh. And endure
your wrath, Mr. Wilson?
No, I wouldn't think of it.
Uh, I have too much to live for.
And more important things to do.
But if you want the Batman,
here is something
that can help you.
His name is Bruce Wayne.
Hmm. On second thought,
we do have something
to celebrate.
Good boy.
How much further?
We're almost there.
Well, we need to hurry.
We can't be out in the open
much longer.
He'll come for us.
Let him come.
Let the bastard come.
I'll stab this through his heart
for what he did to Arthur.
I want to make him pay.
I understand how you feel, Mera.
You have no idea how I feel.
But we have to stick to the plan
to have any chance
to make this right.
Who have you ever loved?
Au contraire,
my little fish stick.
He knows exactly what it's like
to lose someone he loves.
You know, like, uh,
a father,
like a mother.
Be very careful
with the next thing you say.
Like an adopted son.
Isn't that right,
Maybe, in a way,
that smelly
old flounder is right.
Because how many
can die in your arms
before you grow numb to death?
That's not very careful.
And how many dead eyes
can you look into
before you die inside yourself?
I've been dead inside
a long time,
but even I have a limit.
And if you cross that line,
I swear to God, I will...
Before what, Bruce? Kill me?
You won't kill me.
I'm your best friend.
Besides, who's gonna give you
a reach-around?
you need me.
need me to help you
undo this world
you created by letting her die.
Poor Lois.
How she suffered so!
I often wonder
how many alternate timelines
do you destroy
the world because...
frankly, you don't have
the cojones to die yourself.
So, as usual,
I'll be the bigger man.
A truce,
As long as you
have this card, a truce.
But all you have to do
is tear it in half
and I'm happy
to discuss with you
in any way you like,
why you sent the Boy Wonder
to do a man's job?
You know, it's funny
that you would talk about people
who died in my arms
because when I held Harley Quinn
and she was bleeding and dying,
she begged me
with her last breath
that when I killed you,
and make no mistake,
I will fucking kill you...
that I'd do it slow.
I'm gonna honor that promise.
Oh. You're good.
You almost had me.
Where are we holing up?
Somewhere he'll never suspect.
Still think it was a good idea
bringing him along?
What do you think?
He's found us.
Can I help you?
I'm sure you know Darkseid
is not finished with Earth.
The Anti-Life Equation
is here somewhere.
We have to find it
before he does.
There's a war coming.
And I'm here to help.
I'm sorry, who are you again?
I've gone by many names
and taken many forms.
And like you,
I've realized I have
a stake in this world
and it's time
I started fighting for it.
Well, we could
definitely use the help.
So, glad you're here.
You know, I never thought
I'd see the defenders of Earth
united and fighting as one.
It wouldn't have happened
without you, Bruce.
Your mother and father
would be proud.
I hope so.
Well, I'll be in touch.
Oh, and some have called me
the Martian Manhunter.
I guess I'll see you around.