After the announcement of the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman, fans have been buzzing over what other future projects are in store for DC/Warner Bros., and at the top of that list is Justice League.
Well, the wait is over. Warner Bros. President of Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman, has officially confirmed plans for a movie based on the ultimate superhero team. This announcement seemingly clears up some questions concerning the casting of so many characters in Batman vs. Superman, such as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and a yet-to-be-named role for Jason Momoa (Aquaman??), which will most likely be small cameo roles to set up for Justice League.
Returning to the director’s chair for a third time in the DC Cinematic Universe is Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot are expected to reprise their roles as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, respectively.
Greg Silverman went on to say: “It will be a further expansion of this universe. Batman vs. Superman will lead into Justice League. We’ve also learned that a script is in development, however, it is unlikely we will see a finished film before 2018.
Silverman did not reveal any other characters set to appear in the film, but with the recent casting of Victor Stone/Cyborg, it seems that the film is well on its way to having its team. Will we see a new version of Green Lantern, or maybe finally get big screen versions of Aquaman and The Flash?
Warner Bros. also announced plans for several other movies in development unconnected to Justice League. These films, based on DC and Vertigo titles, include Shazam, Metal Men, 100 Bullets, and Fables.
And even though no plans have been made for a stand-alone Wonder Woman film, Warner Bros. executives said they are up for it. Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing, went on to say: “That is our hope. With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”
Batman vs. Superman is set to hit theaters on April 29, 2016 in the UK and May 6, 2016 in the US.
Source: The Wall Street Journal