While Marvel’s off making movies about space raccoons with machine guns, DC’s been busy playing catch-up, most recently in the form of its Man of Steel followup, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. As news started to come down about the film’s casting, which has included roles for Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, Alfred Pennyworth, and Cyborg, many began to wonder if this Superman sequel was really a Justice League movie in disguise. That is, until today, because, thanks to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, it seems a stand-alone Justice League film is right around the corner.
According to details provided by Greg Silverman, president of worldwide production at Warner Brothers, there is a script for the film in active development, and Zack Snyder has been brought on to direct. No release date has been officially set, though the report does state the earliest year for release to be 2018. The date is also influenced by the ongoing rumor that Batman vs Superman and the untitled Justice League film will shoot back-to-back starting next month with Batman vs Superman. Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing at the studio, also said, on the prospect of Wonder Woman being on the slate for an upcoming solo film following Justice League: “That is our hope… With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”
Shortly after this report hit the news wire, the folks at Latino-Review posted a rumor that the film is slated for a May 5th, 2017 release.
What do you guys think? Are you finally ready to see the Justice League on screen?