Warner Bros. has announced that Justice League will be directed by Zack Snyder. The long-rumoured superhero team-up film, which brings together characters from the DC universe, will follow Batman vs. Superman.
“It will be a further expansion of this universe,” Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman told the Wall Street Journal. “Superman vs Batman will lead into Justice League.”
The script is reportedly still in development with no release date set. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Znyder will shoot the films shot back-to-back.
Last year, Will Beall’s treatment for Justice League was axed.
Following Snyder’s JLA, we’ll likely see solo films featuring Batman and possibly Wonder Woman, who will be played by Gal Gadot in Batman vs. Superman.
“With the right script, that could be viable,” Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing, told the WSJ. “The world is ready for her.”
Other characters from the DC universe are expected to have cameos in Batman vs. Superman, with Ray Fisher the latest addition to the cast. He’ll play Cyborg (a member of the Teen Titans who was hinted at in Man of Steel). There’s also no word on how Warner will handle Ryan Reynolds, who played Green Lantern in the 2011 big screen flop. It’s unlikely he’ll be included, but because of his high profile, the character could be added to Justice League for a possible reboot.
This isn’t the first time DC has eyed bringing the JLA to the big screen. In 2007, George Miller (Mad Max) had Justice League: Mortal ready to go with Armie Hammer as Batman, Adam Brody as The Flash, D.J. Cotrona as Superman and Megan Gale as Wonder Woman. That film was shelved in 2008.
Batman vs. Superman will open against Captain America 3, May 6, 2016.