I think many of us already thought that the Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman, would officially be titled: The Justice League. After all, isn’t everyone already in the film?
The Wall Street journal has broken the exclusive news that Warner Brothers plans to release a Justice League movie before 2018. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot are expected to return, with Zack Snyder to direct.
From the Wall Street Journal:
“Confirming the studio’s plans for a movie based on its iconic super-team for the first time, Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman said the studio has set plans to make a ‘Justice League’ movie.
Like ‘Man of Steel’ and its follow-up, which starts production next month, ‘Justice League’ will be directed by Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill is expected to return as Superman, along with Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, who play Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively, in 2016’s ‘Man of Steel’ sequel tentatively titled “Batman vs. Superman.”
‘It will be a further expansion of this universe,’ said Mr. Silverman. ’Superman vs Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.’
A script is still in development and Warner has not set a release date, though the movie is unlikely to come out before 2018. Mr. Silverman would not comment on what other heroes might join Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the movie. However the studio has recently been casting the role of Cyborg, a half-robotic hero who is expected to have a cameo in “Batman vs. Superman” and then appear in “Justice League.” Other DC heroes who have been in Justice League comic books include Aquaman, Flash and Green Lantern”.
We know that Zack Snyder can do an assemble movie. I think that a lot more now rides on delivering Batman vs. Superman. IF that films fails to deliver, Warner Brothers and DC Comics will have a taken another step backwards .
Again, why the rush? Take your time Warner Brothers, Marvel did, and look at the results.