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Last year, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel appeared to be the unofficial start to DC Comics’ own Cinematic Universe. Following the commercial success of Man of Steel, it was announced at San Diego Comic Con ’13 that the film’s sequel would see Superman and Batman meet for the first time. Tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman, the movie has since gone through production delays that have pushed it from its original July 2015 release to May 2016.
The Man of Steel sequel will see the return of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and the recently announced Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg. Jeremy Irons will also star as Alfred Pennyworth, as well as the return of Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White. Zack Snyder will return to direct the sequel.
Now, DC seems to finally be moving even further ahead with their movie timeline, rather than staying stuck on Batman vs. Superman. It was announced earlier this week that a Justice League movie has been officially confirmed, and that Zack Snyder will direct once again- his third directorial outing for DC.
If Batman vs. Superman will follow Superman, as well as introducing Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg, then the Justice League film will most likely see the first appearances of the Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman; especially if they follow the lineup of the DC Comics ‘New 52’ arc.
It has been rumored that the JL movie will have a 2017 release date, and that it will film back-to-back with Bats vs. Supes (the 2015 to 2016 date change now seems to make a bit more sense).
What do you think about DC finally announcing the long-awaited Justice League movie?
Batman vs. Superman is set to hit theaters on May 6th, 2016, directed by Zack Snyder.