Justice will finally be served in a superhero film of epic proportions.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the long-awaited (and long-delayed) Justice League - Part 1 will finally start production on April 11th. It's been a long time coming for the latest comic book adaptation from DC, which has been plagued by changing creative conflicts, casting shake-ups, and script rewrites. Now, Zack Snyder, the man at the helm of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2013's Man of Steel, will push forward to bring some of our favorite well-known superheroes to life.
“It was a little bit of an ‘about time’ moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming,” Snyder told EW. “But I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle. It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance, the idea that, ‘Oh, we just get the rest of the superheroes in there.’ But you have to [establish] a world where they can exist.”
Dawn of Justice, which will hit theaters just two weeks before Justice League begins production, will lay some serious groundwork for the upcoming film. While Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman will band together to fend off Lex Luthor, Doomsday, and whatever other surprise villains are in-store, we will also witness cameos from The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) as well. No solid word as to their involvement, but one can assume the mention of 'justice' in the film's title isn't purely coincidental.
Snyder's latest creation may hit theaters on March 25th, but it's going to be a long wait until November 17th, 2017.