Justice League Movie to Follow Batman vs. Superman, Zack Snyder Directing

Entertainment Apr. 28, 2014 AT 9:35AM
Zack Snyder will direct The Justice League Warner Bros. confirmed plans for a Justice League movie to follow the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman; Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct Credit: Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic (inset)

Justice will be served! Warner Bros. has officially confirmed plans for a Justice League movie based on DC Comics' Avengers-like team of superheroes, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, April 27.

Greg Silverman, the studio's president of worldwide production, told WSJ that a script is in development for the flick, which would follow the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. Zack Snyder, who was tapped to direct both of the previous two films in the franchise, has signed on to helm the Justice League movie, too.

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Also expected to return are Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman, and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, the latter two of whom will make their first appearance in 2016's Batman vs. Superman. Silverman would not specify what other superheroes might join them, but the Justice League comic books have featured Aquaman, Flash, and Green Lantern, among others.

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"It will be a further expansion of this universe," Silverman told WSJ. "Superman vs. Batman will lead into Justice League." 

Warner Bros. also has several DC Comics-themed movies in development independent of the Justice League, Silverman added. And if Gadot's Wonder Woman is well-received in the upcoming sequel, she could possibly get her own spinoff.

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"That is our hope," Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing, told WSJ. "With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her."

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