Monday, April 28, 2014

Zack Snyder to Direct 'Justice League' Film

Courtesy The Wall Street Journal
Thanks to a Wall Street Journal exclusive interview with Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman, the news that the studio has set plans to make a “Justice League” movie has been revealed. Silverman stated that not only will a "Justice League" film follow 2016's "Superman vs. Batman" but Zack Snyder will be directing the film. And yes, Silverman was quoted as calling the "Man of Steel" sequel "Superman vs. Batman." He stated, “It will be a further expansion of this universe. ’Superman vs Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.’” So does this mean we have the official title for the MOS sequel? Seems too easy.

The "Justice League" script is currently in development and it is expected that Henry Cavill will return as Superman, Ben Affleck will reprise his role Batman and Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman. There is no release date but the film will most likely not be in theaters before 2018. Based on Marvel's track record, they should really step it up. There is no definite word on what other Justice Leaguers will join their three friends, but Green Lantern, Aquaman and Flash obviously can't be ruled out.  The "Superman vs. Batman" film recently added Ray Fisher as "Cyborg" so he may appear as well.

Regarding a Wonder Woman spin-off, the WSJ mentioned that "Warner executives said they are warm to the idea" and president of worldwide marketing, Sue Kroll, reveals, “That is our hope. With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”

So what do you think about the "Justice League" film news? Is DC going to give Marvel a run for their money or has Marvel cornered the market on superhero success? Let's try to forget the "Green Lantern" film and hold on to hope!

-Larissa Mrykalo

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