Zack Snyder has signed on to direct a Justice League movie that will be due out sometime in 2017. Snyder, the director of The Man of Steel, is also directing the sequel, which some are calling The Man of Steel 2 and others, Batman Vs Superman or even Superman Vs Batman.
With Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) already cast to be in Batman Vs Superman, as well as Henry Cavill returning as Superman, it’s safe to assume that the movie — besides telling its own story — is intended to be one that sets up the Justice League movie.
Other actors and actresses have been cast to appear in Batman Vs Superman, but Warner Brothers is keeping mum on who they are, for the time being. Many fans have speculated that the Flash, Aquaman, and Green Lantern might also be superhero characters in the upcoming movie, set for release on May 6, 2016, the same day when Marvel’s Captain America 3 will be out in theaters.
Rumors have been around for a while that actor Jason Momoa might be chosen to play Aquaman. Many fans have wondered if Green Lantern will be played by Ryan Reynolds, who played him in the Green Lantern movie (not a huge box office hit), or if a different actor will be cast in the role.
The Justice League movie is DC Entertainment’s attempt to prove that they can draw as large of audiences and be as big of a box office success as The Avengers movies. If it does not become a “Super Friends”-type movie with live actors, the Zack Snyder-directed flick might give The Avengers a run for the money.
The President of Production at the Warner Brothers company, Greg Silverman, referred to the title of the upcoming movie as Superman Vs. Batman rather than Batman Vs Superman. That has led some to suspect that he either unintentionally or intentionally revealed the title of the movie.
There might even be a stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in the works. Warner Brothers executive Sue Kroll mentioned to the Wall Street Journal blog, Speakeasy, that “The world is ready for her.” All that seems required for it to happen it “the right script.”
The release date for the Justice League movie will be announced at this summer’s Comic-Con, according to several reports. Perhaps the Superman Vs Batman (or Batman Vs Superman) movie was postponed from an original release date of May 2015 to May 6 of 2016 to serve as a more timely lead-in to the Justice League movie. However, casting is still going on for the flick, so other factors might be involved with the decision behind the 2016 release date.
Perhaps the closest that a Justice League movie has previously come to seeing the light of day and being made was in 2008. The director was going to be George Miller, and the roles of Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman, and Aquaman had been cast. The movie was was canned, but now, it appears as if fans will get to see their dream of a Justice League movie being made actually happen, though they won’t be able to see it until 2017.
Written by: Douglas Cobb