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Zack Snyder To Direct ‘Justice League’ For Warner Bros, ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Will Lead Into Super Sequel

Zack Snyder To Direct 'Justice League' For Warner Bros, 'Batman Vs. Superman' Will Lead Into Super Sequel

We always knew that Warner Bros. were planning “Justice League,” but nothing was concrete. Last summer there were rumors that “The Flash” would drop in 2016, followed by “Justice League” a year later, but with “Batman Vs. Superman” now taking the ’16 slot, that doesn’t seem likely (not to mention that whispers of a movie around “The Flash’ seem to have quieted). But today, WB has pulled the curtain back (somewhat) on their plans.

The Wall Street Journal reports that WB has made it official that “Justice League” is happening, though there are a few caveats. Firstly, the script is still being worked on, and secondly, the movie isn’t expected to arrive until at least 2018 (get ready for four years of rumors, oy). But the big deal is that Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct the movie, which makes sense considering (what everyone has long suspected) that “Batman Vs. Superman” will establish the team-up movie.

“It will be a further expansion of this universe,” said Greg Silverman, president of worldwide production for WB. “’Superman vs Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.’”

But with at least a two-year gap between “Batman Vs. Superman” and “Justice League” (and maybe longer), one wonders if we’ll get that “The Flash” movie, or perhaps the brewing DC comics project being built around Dwayne Johnson in between pictures. But we’ll have to be patient. WB is staying mum on which characters will join Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in “Justice League,” and they have more than a few options to play with. But with Snyder at the helm, it looks like the studio is eager to maintain the tone he’s established with “Man Of Steel” throughout the franchise.

Update: Films shooting back to back and “Justice League” coming out in 2017, just one year after “Batman Vs. Superman”? Yep, says a THR writer (Latino Review evidently called it first). Damn.

Thoughts? You know where to leave ’em. “Batman Vs. Superman” hits on May 6, 2016.

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Film and film-makers in general have DESCENDED to new depths. After Zach Snyder completely ignored the Superman myth and created his own misguided take on the superhero, we, the audience, are now expected to be interested in Supe vs The Bat??!!Snyder took away Superman's 'heart' and replaced it with illogical and inappropriate CGI and needless violence. Where are Richard Donner and the great Christopher Reeve when you need them?


It's sad day for cinema and an even sadder day for DC Comics, the Joan Rivers of comic book movies.

John v

Some of us like these movies and they hold they same weight or even more than "the greats" and "classics" you talk about,.. And come on, it's like 6 superhero movies a year. Seriously, if you don't like the films don't look at news stories containing them or don't go see them, it's that easy,

The Jew From New Jersey

Let's face it: Hollywood is mainly making films for geeks and fanboys.



These (mostly Superhero) franchise pictures are turning into a Vietnam for a whole generation of promising film directors. It's nothing more than a career meatgrinder that takes a young, interesting voice and, a decade and multiple back to back sequels later, spits out a withered prostitute with an exceptional bank balance but without a single picture of note on their resume.

JJ Abrams, Zack Snyder, Marc Webb, Matt Reeves: one wonders about the pictures that might have been if they'd just had the courage to do only one tentpole extravaganza and then move on with their careers.


So I'm guessing those "Wonder Woman" solo movie rumors were all BS.

Emperor Zerg Rush

No doubt any plans for a Flash film have been scrapped (for the immediate future, at least) due to the fact that the CW series based on the character is hoping to get the greenlight to a full series.

I'm beginning to think that the team of Berlanti/Guggenheim just dropped the ball on Green Lantern as a fluke or something since Arrow has gradually shaped into something that doesn't suck. With any luck they'll see similar success with their Flash series (assuming numbers for the pilot merit a full series) and eventually at some point we'll get the film treatments for the exploits of Barry Allen and Olliver Queen regardless of whether such films come after the Justice League film or not.

Vanessa Redgrave

Meanwhile, Actual Good Filmmakers Can't Catch A break

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