Justice League Movie: What We Know So Far
After years of watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe slowly build into the powerhouse that it is today, now it is time for DC Comics to do the same. Teaming up with Warner Bros., the company began an incredible journey in 2013 with the release of Man of Steel, and they are currently hard at work on a follow-up, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Much like how Marvel worked towards making the first Avengers movie, however, DCís ultimate goal is to make a Justice League film Ė and we are now well on the way to seeing that actually happen.
Just like we have with many of the other major blockbusters set to come out over the next few years, we have researched and gathered as much information about the development of the Justice League movie as we could possibly find to try and put together a picture of what we can expect from the superhero team up movie. What do we know about the film thus far? Read on to find out!
Zack SnyderAs the guy at the helm of both Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder has clearly earned the trust of the brass at DC Comics and Warner Bros., and as a result has secured his place in the future of the big screen franchise. While few official details have actually come out about Justice League Part One and Part Two, one thing that we do know is that it will be Snyder helming both films. Following Warner Brosí confidence in his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script, Argoís Chris Terrio is also writing both of the Justice League movies, though presumably Snyder has a good amount of creative and story input, having played a huge role in getting the DC Cinematic Universe to the place where it is right now.
The StoryRather than start off slow and only work on one Justice League movie at a time, Warner Bros. has opted to double down and announce both Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two at the same time. Part One will hit theaters on November 17, 2017, and Part Two will follow on June 14, 2019. That said, donít automatically assume that the movies will have a continuous narrative like what Marvel is doing with the Avengers: Infinity War movies. Obviously Justice League Part One will see the team forming, but itís possible that Justice League Part Two may serve as a more standard sequel, i.e. the team deals with a new threat while following up on some of the elements from the first movie (itís worth noting that we will see Flash, Aquaman and Shazam play out between the two blockbusters). On the other hand, Warner Bros might want to deliver a more epic superhero tale by pitting the Justice League against something so great that it will take two movies to achieve victory. Weíll have to wait and see.
SupermanDC Comics obviously has huge plans for their future in Hollywood, but as of now they really only have one hero established: Superman. Henry Cavill made his debut in the role starring in 2013ís Man of Steel, and it looks like he will be staying with the part for many years to come. Cavill finished work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last year, and itís pretty much impossible that a Justice League movie will be made without him involved. Since plans to make Man of Steel 2 have reportedly stalled for the foreseeable future, these Justice League movies are probably going to be Supermanís only chance to shine in the DCEU post-2016, until Warner Bros makes a change to the DC film slate.
BatmanAfter spending years with Christopher Nolan and Christian Baleís incarnation of Batman, weíre only months away from seeing from seeing a whole new version of the Caped Crusader. For 2016ís Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder has enlisted Ben Affleck to play the new Dark Knight. Like Superman, Batmanís presence in the Justice League movies is practically assured, but before Part One, heíll be seen in Suicide Squad and maybe cameo inWonder Woman as well. Before Part Two hits theaters in 2019, we may also see the Batman solo movie thatís reportedly being planned. Unlike the last time the character was rebooted for the big screen, this new version wonít be a young Bruce Wayne just starting out on his mission to clean up Gotham City, but instead will be a veteran badass inspired by the pages of Frank Millerís classic tale The Dark Knight Returns.
Read on to find out what role Wonder Woman will play in the Justice League movies...
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