Warner Bros. Confirms Justice League… with Snyder Directing?
We all knew it was coming. Batman was cast. Wonder Woman was cast. Cyborg has been cast. The upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, out in 2016, was sounding more like, well, the Justice League. In an article to the Wall Street Journal (showing Warner Bros. is more focused on investors as opposed to fans) the studio’s President Greg Silverman confirmed there will indeed be a Justice League movie. In the article the studio has said that the script is in development, and the movie would unlikely to come out before 2018.
A movie almost happened in 2008, but was killed at the last minute.
The studio has confirmed that in addition to this, there are movies based on Shazam, Fables, Metal Men, and 100 Bullets in development. There’s been rumblings some time as well of a Justice League Dark film with Guillermo Del Toro involved, though it was not mentioned in the piece.
And about that Wonder Woman film? This from the article will answer that:
And while there are no plans yet for a “Justice League” spinoff featuring Ms. Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” Warner executives said they are warm to the idea.
“That is our hope,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing. “With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”
Variety is reporting that Zack Snyder, the director of Man of Steel and its upcoming sequel, has been locked in to direct, however the Wall Street Journal article makes no mention of that.
It is expected Henry Cavill will continue in the role of Superman, while newly cast Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ben Affleck as Batman. Rumors have swirled about casting for Cyborg, and expect speculation to continue about more characters such as Aquaman, the Flash and Green Lantern.