Warner Bros. Finally Admits To Justice League Plans
By Drax Largo on April 27th, 2014
Well, it sure took them a long damn time to confirm it, but Warner Bros. finally admitted today that a Justice League movie is definitely heading our way in the wake of 2016’s Batman vs. Superman.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the studio’s production president Greg Silverman confirmed that Zack Snyder would follow-up his 2016 Batman vs. Superman movie with this one, delivering Justice League to theaters sometime in 2018. of course, other than Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman, the lineup for the League has yet to be confirmed. One thing is certain, however: Ryan Reynolds won’t be back as Hal Jordan after the box office failure that was 2011’s Green Lantern.
“It will be a further expansion of this universe,” Silverman told reporter Ben Fritz. “Superman vs. Batman will lead into Justice League.”
In addition to Justice League, Sue Kroll, WB’s president of worldwide marketing suggested that if the portrayal of Wonder Woman by Gal Gadot is well received in Justice League, we may see the Amazonian finally getting her own film.
“That is our hope,” Kroll told the WSJ. “With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”
As for the Justice League predecessor, Batman vs. Superman, Ben Affleck will star as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the Zack Snyder-directed movie, while Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill and Amy Adams wil reprise their roles as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane respectively. Gal Gadot is confirmed as Wonder Woman, while Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex Luthor. Jeremy Irons fills out the cast as Alfred Pennyworth.
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Chris Terrio (Argo) recently boarded the project to punch up the earlier draft(s) by Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer.
Batman vs. Superman is scheduled for May 6, 2016.