Zack Snyder Confirmed to Direct Justice League Movie

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It’s really not much of a surprise, but Warner Bros. has confirmed that Zack Snyder, director of “Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,” and the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman,” will indeed remain onboard the D.C. comic book boat and direct a “Justice League” movie as well.

Snyder directing a big-budget comic book movie is pretty much a no-brainer. He’s already done a “Justice League”-like superhero flick in “Watchmen,” and the guy’s fully immersed in Batman and Superman with “Man of Steel” and the ongoing “Batman vs. Superman.”

We are told that the studio’s plans for a Marvel Cinematic Universe-like offering will include using “Batman vs. Superman to “lead into ‘Justice League.’” And if you’re really nice, they might even make a “Wonder Woman” movie starring Gal Gadot, who is playing the Amazon Princess in the upcoming sequel. I wouldn’t hold my breath, though.

Superman himself, Henry Cavill will join Snyder for the third time ’round as Superman in the “Justice League” movie, with Ben Affleck expected to also return as Batman. Recent casting news for “Batman vs. Superman” includes the addition of Sam Fisher as Cyborg, though it’s believed to be a small role. A set-up for the “Justice League” movie, from the sounds of it.

Bats takes on Supes in 2016. A team-up might (and I can’t stress this enough — might) come as early as 2018.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Waiting for the inevitable “I thought the next movie was Justice League already” comment LOL

    • LSB

      Lol! I know right. Smdh…

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I’m one of those who thought the Watchmen was a fantastic movie, can’t wait to see what he’ll do with Justice League.

  • JasOn Vu

    OHH WOW .. it the JUSTICE league movieee….which mean superman and batman, with the other 5 nobodies. Because clearly nobody care to make a flash, wonderwoman, aquaman, hawkman, martian manhunter or cyborg movie..Who give a F*** about those other jerk off, all we want is batman and superman in a team with some random heroes. Some justice league movie this will be, i’ll
    save my money for age of ultron.

    • ネイサン

      Ok drama queen… they’ve yet to announce a release date and announce obvious inevitable spin-off films about those other ‘nobodies’ you just named… hold your f*cking horses… believe me, they’ve got more plans to take you’re minimum wage than you can imagine.

      • JasOn Vu

        Hahaha keep dreaming buddy DC is dead, their direct to DVD animation is bombing. Their heroes are boring, and they have no game plan. The only money they are eating from are people like you. Hoping a decent movie about superman and batman have been long overdue.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Mr. Vu, do you work for DC? You seem to have an intimate knowledge of their plans, and financial standings.
          Here’s the thing though. You’re pretty much wrong. Not being an ass here, but yeah definitely wrong. Direct to disc sales aren’t as high as when they first started but they are still solid, hence them still coming out while Marvel has actually pulled out pretty much except for the kid friendly flicks (Iron Man/Hulk, and upcoming Iron Man Cap) and the Anime they’ve pit out. DC has them planned into the next year, if not more, and hasn’t slowed since they started. As for their plans for the big budget films, this article alone proves you wrong. The film is slated and it’s predecessor hasn’t even come out yet, plus they’ve already stated they have plans for how to spin their movies. Copying Marvel’s formula just to catch up wouldn’t have worked for DC, so setting up the universe THROUGH Superman first, and then spinning out from their is a perfectly viable option.
          Now let’s get to the heart of the matter. You’re just not a DC fan. If you find all the characters except for Batman boring you’re pretty much Marvel biased. Nothing wrong with that, but don’t say DC is dead just cause you don’t like them.

          • JasOn Vu

            Name a few DC movie that was popular or trending over the year beside batman.. Superman return didn’t do good, catwoman bomb and then green lantern too. Batman movie the only franchise that have selling, and DC have a poor track record the last century after batman and robin movies.

          • JasOn Vu

            they tries to copy marvel formula but fail, remember green lantern. It still just a movie, if it doesn;t work out these DC peoples will just reboot it. The point i’m getting is that they are putting out shit, and you people are still chewing the waste. Do you like the cast, do you like the direction??? maybe it could be good….but in my opinion… right now look like SHit…The movie have been postponed to 2015, casting is weird. Plus the man of steel wasn’t that good. Usually these thing follow a formula. If the origin is not good, sequel tend to be not much better. Let wait and see, clearly the wait will not be worth it.

  • wmb

    What happened to the direct sequel to “man of steel”? If Snyder is going from ‘steel to ‘verses’, is this an admission these movies are just only to move into a ‘gang of heros’ move and there is no real intentions on building the individual stories of these characters? Just a thought.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Still doing Superman vs Batman (which is technically a sequel to MoS) and I think DC plans on doing individual films but after a JL film. Which was exactly what I said they should do. But everyone seems to think they should follow Marvel’s model. I don’t. If they write this correctly then it could definitely work. Use this movie to introduce the big 3, then bring in a world destroying event to create the justice league, and then we can go back and see some origins or just skip all that and move forward and do origins in flashback or something.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        See this right here is why I read your articles.

    • JasOn Vu

      All the other heroes on DC suck, or they don’t know how to sell it. Superman one of their top heroes Didn’t even top at the box office. Dc only product is batman, and they are trying to squeeze every drop from that cow.

      • LSB

        Wow! Where did you get your hater aid? Cause it sounds like it tasted real good. This is why people are blinded by marvel and what they have done. Who says that what they have done is the “ONLY” way to build a shared Universe? It worked for them, cool, good for them but everyone else does not. Wait and see the movie on how they put everything together before you want to judge and dismiss there efforts. I for one can’t wait. It’s funny cause I was talking to a co-worker today and even he said DC does not have to follow Marvels footsteps and he is not a fan boy on either comic franchises.

        • Aegon the Conqueror

          I second that.
          I’d rather DC do their own thing then copy Marvel’s style and get hate for unoriginality.

          • JasOn Vu

            let hope their game plan is good. Lately the only character that is doing decent in the Dc universe is BATMAN.. usually doing you own thing is good, but doing it RIGHT is even better.

        • JasOn Vu

          You have some good point, but from my experience with DC movie. Things doesn’t look so good beside the character Batman. Green lantern bomb at the box office, superman barely made it out alive. Zack credibility is dying from all the lame movie he have put out after 300. The chances doesn’t look so bright for DC. Ben affleck as batman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lux, and Gal Gadot as Wonderwoman.. Lastly why do they have to make a batman vs superman movie, is it because superman can’t sell himself to the movie goers and need batman to support him. All this is just a recipe for diaster. On top of it all, this movie was then movie from 2014 to 2015.. It smell like a losing battle… Maybe a miracle will happen, maybe DC pull one out the hat.. But for now it look like a recipe for Disaster..

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            No the reason they did that is because people have been clamouring for a Bats Supes movie for years. It has been promised as far back as I am Legend.
            Secondly get off the doom and gloom wagon, you haven’t even seen a single image from the film.
            Thirdly Man of Steel was a far cry from the financial failure you make it out to be.

          • JasOn Vu

            Noo… Their was never rumours of superman vs batman film in the making till they announce it. Their was alway a justice league rumours, with an all new cast of young actor. That is until Dc saw how marvel was building their universe, so they decide to slow thing down and start off with bat vs supes. Get you goddam fact right, you fucken idiot.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Dude how slow are you? Go watch I am Legend again, in one of the scenes there is a movie poster for Bats vs Supes clear as day. It was friggen huge on the internet. Since then there have been rumours about a film like this. So you get your facts straight.

            Secondly this is a nice community of people who often differ on their opinions and views, but still respect one another. If all you can do is act like a child and swear at people when they disagree with you, I suggest you go back to youtube comments. This is not a discussion forum for kids, mkay?
            Ps. I suggest a spell checker in future, if you are gonna swear at me, I prefer you spell the word right (btw it’s fucking)

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            LMAO Oh man that was priceless and very well put, and even polite. Backing up your point is always a good thing too.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Yeah man never let an idiot drag you down to his level, they can easily beat you there with experience.

          • JasOn Vu

            that logo doesn’t prove SHIt… it a superman return logo, and some random batman logo that didn’t even match “the dark knight” logo. I admit it was a inside joke, but there was no plan to do the superman vs batman movie. I stating the truth all of you are blind, and eating the shit that DC throw at you. I’m not here to argue that this movie is going to be a diaster. Looking at all the current information, the chance that this movie is going to be GOOD… chances are 0 percent . Even if it was good by the time it come out there will be better movie out there. A batman and superman team have been LONG overdue, and DC is just needing attention. At the end of the day, one thing still stand will this movie be a hit or miss. Looking at the cast and zack track record for movies, every little chance of success. If it is a miss, dc will just reboot the batman or superman character again, then try again. Your just a poor sucker that hope for a potienal good dc movie in the near FUTURE.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Sir arguing with you is like trying to write with a broken pencil-pointless and time consuming.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            LMAO!!! And GAME OVER!!! That’s it folks there’s no more to see here. Yeah I just read his response to me, and I was like did he completely not read what I said. So yeah moving on.

    • JasOn Vu

      The only reason DC did that move, was because the man of steel movie aren’t as good as the BATMAN trilogy. Batman is their only bread and butter, and the other characters are just along for the ride. I hope DC does good too, but all of the news i recent heard — it sound BAADDDD..

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Haters gonna hate, but again I envoke the Heath Ledger Clause!!! People hated the idea of him as the Joker and he KILLED IT!!!
        As for your other points- WB plays it safe they’re too afraid of losing money to try and take risks unlike Marvel, which is very sad. GL could’ve been great, had they modeled the film on the animated flick and stayed in space we could’ve gotten something really amazing. So this is their attempt at taking a risk.
        Marvel is actually guilty of the same thing, but with their animated shows and such. How many Spiderman shows have their been? And they rebooted the film franchise (thankfully) but it wasn’t cause they think that’s all they have. DC knows they have an uphill battle hence they’re playing it safe, but a little too safe. They need to take a risk or two. With Arrow being such a hit, they should resurrect that SUpermax script.

        • JasOn Vu

          Don’t said “could” have been with green lantern. They had their chance of building DC universe and they fucked it up back. Therefore proving my point again, batman is their bread and butter all the other jackass are along for the ride. If superman was such a success why introduce batman??? Imagine if ironman wasn’t a success, should they would have team up with Spider-Man… But ironman was success and he came out with his own sequel without the aids of Spider-Man. If superman was popular he would of gotten his own sequel, not a spared one.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Marfel had their movies planned out from Iron Man. You’re right they didn’t need Spiderman, but they were still going forward by connecting their universe. IM connected with Incredible Hulk, IM2 led into Thor, and Cap led into Avengers and it’s been continuing. You’re just on the band wagon of that being the only way to get things done. BvS makes perfect sense as a base to start building a shared universe. With Superman being their only current hit (whether you liked it or not doesn’t diminish box-office take) AND that Superman is THE most Iconic superhero, and one of the first as well, building a DC cinematic universe from there is almost a given.

          • JasOn Vu

            That not the case, they tries to lead to a DC universe with the green lantern movie. But that failure, and than they had to call out all their heavy hitter. So for Dc is like a hit and miss. Knowing a superman and batman movie would get people attention, but they always intend a justice league movie — if the green lantern movie was a hit. They would of even created a flash and wonderwoman movie. But since green lantern was a missed, and batman was selling they thought to introduce superman vs batman. Superman and batman was a last rescort, knowing the other character no one really care about. Therefore Batman is DC bread and butter.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    In other news, watched Spiderman tonight, was not disappointed. Villains are well balanced, not like Spiderman 3.
    Also Andrew Garfield is a fucking gem! Just throw money at him to make sure he stays on as Spiderman.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Yo Dedpool. Gave it some more thought, didn’t really like Electro, he was too cartoony. Liked Green Goblin but most of him was saved for later. So the villain aspect did kinda suck, but not for the same reasons as Spider Man 3.
      However Marc Webb is a master of the Spidey universe. This was by far the best attempt at bringing Spidey’s New York to life. I love Andrew as Peter, he nailed all the big scenes and really gave the movie heart.
      Plus and this is what I love most, this is probably the movie that gives you the best idea of what it’s like to be a superhero in day to day life.
      Not a masterpiece but still a really enjoyable movie. It perhaps suffers from trying to introduce too much of the universe like Thor, but that’s a small gripe.

  • JasOn Vu

    You guy think too much, that the thing about a bad movie. Their a clusterfuck of ideas, and the plot can’t focus on one thing. Said what you will about the film, but zack movies have been going downhill. The cast is a horrible choice. The people at doc clearly have their hand so far up their ass, that they don’t know what to do anymore. The avenger came out, and their “like” of fuck we are screw let pull some random shit out of our asshole. Please people, no body knew their was a batman vs superman movie in the making till they announce it. Everyone thought their was going to be a justice league movie will an all new young group of actor