Zack Snyder to helm Justice League

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 April 2014
Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder has been confirmed to direct 'Justice League', which is being lined up for a 2018 release

Zack Snyder is due to direct 'Justice League'.

The filmmaker has been confirmed to helm the superhero blockbuster, which will see Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman join forces to fight crime, and is expected to arrive in theatres as early as 2018 following on from as yet untitled sequel to 'Man of Steel'.

Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.' production president, revealed to the Wall Street Journal: "It will be a further expansion of this universe. 'Superman vs Batman' will lead into 'Justice League'."

A script is currently in development and Silverman confirmed they were currently casting half-robot hero Cyborg, with Broadway star Ray Fisher rumoured to be a hot favourite for the role.

Other superhero characters who appear in the original DC Comics include Aquaman, Flash and Green Lantern.

The all-star cast in the Justice League universe already includes Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and Amy Adams, with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman and Ben Affleck making his debut as Batman.

Warner also said there were no plans for a Wonder Woman spin-off featuring Gadot's Wonder Woman just yet, but it is a definite possibility for the future.

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

Justice League

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa
  • UK release: 17 November 2017

A team of superheroes forms to fight an alien invasion led by chief baddie Steppenwolf (Hinds). As so often, the villain is less interesting than the heroes, being a soulless CGI creation, but Affleck and Gadot are growing into their roles and it’s a lot better than the lumbering Batman vs Superman.

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