The Wall Street Journal scored an exclusive interview with Warner Brothers President of worldwide production Greg Silverman. In the report, Silverman says that the WB has plans beyond the Man of Steel sequel, tentatively titled Batman vs Superman which include the Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder.
This puts an end to some speculation that Ben Affleck would direct the DC team up. “It will be a further expansion of this universe,” said Mr. Silverman. “Superman vs. Batman will lead into Justice League.” Silverman said that a script for Justice League is still in development and Warner has not yet set a release date, though the movie is not likely to come out before 2018. Mr. Silverman did not comment on which characters would appear in the movie. However, the studio recently announced the casting for the role of Cyborg, who is expected to have a cameo in Batman vs. Superman and then appear in Justice League. Other DC heroes who have been in Justice League comic books include Aquaman, Flash and Green Lantern.
One particularly interesting note is that Warner Bros has several other movies in development unconnected to the Justice League but based on DC super-heroes and fantasy and crime titles. They include Shazam, Metal Men, 100 Bullets, and Fables. The report shows the WB/DC are growing in confidence and making decisions to further their cinematic universe. WB/DC still has not made a formal announcement of the full cast for Batman vs Superman, but this report bodes well for the upcoming months. Man of Steel 2 (or Batman vs. Superman) is set for release on May 6, 2016. What do you think of Snyder directing Justice League? Do you believe that WB/DC has a real plan for their films?
@elmayimbe with Latino-Review.com is reporting that his sources are telling him that the Justice League will be released on May 5, 2017. This report was than substantiated by @borys_kits with The Hollywood Reporter who note that more announcements about WB/DC plans should come out at Comic-Con.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) April 28, 2014
Yes, Zack Snyder will direct Justice League. Yes it will shoot back to back. Likely release date: 2017. Likely announcement: Comic Con.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) April 28, 2014