Revealed exclusively through the WallStreetJournal, it has been revealed that Zack Snyder will direct “Justice League”.
Warner Bros.’ president of worldwide production Greg Silverman exclusively talked to WSJ and revealed that the company has finally firmly placed their plans for the live-action “Justice League” film in motion. There have been multiple attempts to create a movie based off of this DC Comics roster; the most recent being a script penned by Will Beall that was scrapped after “Gangster Squad” had bombed. However, after seeing the success of rebooting Superman with “Man of Steel” and the huge levels of anticipation for “Batman vs. Superman”, Warner Bros have given the burden to “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder. However, Greg Silverman was very cryptic about the film, simply stating “It will be a further expansion of this universe, Superman vs Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.'” Whilst that’s obviously not much to go on, it confirms that Warner Bros. DC Comics films will be in the same continuity, well, Snyder’s trilogy at least.
Interestingly enough, the Wall Street Journal article states that “Justice League” is unlikely to come out before 2018, however the scoopsters over at the (sometimes) reliable Latino-Review have stated that the film is projecting a May 2017 date; this makes sense if rumors of both movies shooting back-to-back come true. Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter also backed up the claim. When “Justice League” hits theatres, are you gonna buy a ticket?