It’s official, ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder has closed a deal to direct Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero ensemble, ‘Justice League.’
Talking to The Wall Street Journal, Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman confirmed the news, “It will be a further expansion of this universe. Superman vs. Batman will lead into Justice League.”
Henry Cavill will reprise his roles as Superman, with Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, who will play Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively, in Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ sequel, also expected to return.
What line-up of characters will appear in ‘Justice League’ is unknown, however, it was recently revealed that newcomer Ray Fisher was in talks for the role of Victor Stone, a young football player whose life is derailed and is forced to become the half-man, half-machine superhero known as Cyborg.
The two movies will be shot back-to-back, with the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel, tentatively titled ‘Superman Vs. Batman,’ scheduled for release May 2016. Studio sources say ‘Justice League’ could bow summer 2017.
‘Superman Vs. Batman’ heads into production next month.