The last week saw two announcements from Warner Bros. on the DC Cinematic Universe front. The first
was the casting of Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg in the Batman
vs. Superman movie Thursday night followed by yesterday’s announcement
that Zack Snyder will be directing the
Justice League movie.
studio confirmed their plans on bringing their premiere super-team to the big
screen, when Greg Silverman, President
of Worldwide Production said that the studio has set plans to make a Justice
titled Batman vs. Superman (which begins production next month), Justice
League will be directed by Zack
Snyder. Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben
Affleck (Batman), and Gal Gadot
(Wonder Woman) are all expected to reprise their Batman vs. Superman roles
for the Justice League movie. If the movie follows the pattern of The
New 52 Justice League Ray Fisher
(Cyborg) will most likely be returning for the Justice League movie as
well leaving Flash, Green Lantern,
and Aquaman from The
New 52 Justice League yet to be cast.
“It will be a further expansion of this universe. Superman
vs Batman will lead into Justice League.”
President of Worldwide Production
the development stage and Warner Bros.
hasn’t announced a release date. The company’s recent commitment to bringing
their DC properties to movie
theaters shows that they gearing up to catch up to their rival Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel Studios Superhero Cinematic Universe.
had much success with their superhero movies outside of the Dark
Knight Trilogy, with both Green Lantern and Jonah
Hex flopping at the box office. But with the recent success of Man
of Steel Warner Bros. has
plans on changing that with several other DC/Vertigo
movies unconnected to the Justice League in various stages of development.
Silverman and Toby Emmerich, President of Warner’s New Line Cinema label say they
include Shazam, Metal Men, 100 Bullets, and Fables.
featuring Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Warner executives said
they’re warm to the idea:
“That is our hope. With the right script, that could be
viable. The world is ready for her.”
of Worldwide Marketing
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