By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
After all the casting announcements these past few months for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman, DC Comics fans were starting to wonder why they didn’t just call it Justice League. I mean, with Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and rumors of the Flash joining in, the flick was certainly starting to sound like the classic superhero team. Now, Warner Bros. has confirmed that a Justice League movie will indeed follow 2016’s Batman vs. Superman!
Greg Silverman, president of worldwide production for Warner Bros., recently dropped the exciting news in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “It will be a further expansion of this universe,” explained Silverman. “Superman vs. Batman will lead into Justice League.” Considering the success of The Avengers series of movies from Marvel Comics, it’s a smart move for rival DC Comics to catch up and cash in the mega superhero craze.
Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder will also be in charge of Justice League, and actors from the first two movies will return, like Henry Cavill as Superman. It remains to be seen whether classic Justice League characters like Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter will be making an appearance, but definitely keep those fingers crossed! Currently, the Justice League script is still being developed and it’s unlikely the film will be released before 2018.
Images courtesy of Alex Ross and DC Comics.