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Zack Snyder to direct Justice League movie

Man of Steel

Story by Jack Foley

ZACK Snyder has signed on to direct the Justice League movie.

According to Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. president of worldwide production, the studio is moving forward with plans for a Justice League movie akin to Marvel’s The Avengers and intends for it to follow the Man of Steel sequel, Superman vs Batman.

Henry Cavill is expected to reprise his role as Superman along with Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Silverman told The Wall Street Journal: “It will be a further expansion of this universe. Superman vs. Batman will lead into Justice League.”

According to sources, the film could be completed as early as 2017 – one year after the still untitled Superman vs Batman film that is now scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. It means both films will be shot back to back by Snyder.

Another Justice League cast member looks set to be Victor Stone, the promising football player whose life is derailed and is forced to become the hero known as Cyborg. Ray Fisher was cast last week to make a cameo in Superman vs Batman that could now be extended.

In comic form, The Justice League, initially known as the Justice League of America, pre-empted The Avengers and made its first appearance in Brave and the Bold #28. Three issues later, the team got its own title and swiftly became DC’s top comic.

Marvel’s Avengers followed in 1963 – although rival film studio Marvel and Disney have stolen a cinematic march on Warner Bros and are already preparing to release an Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron.

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