Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman told the Wall Street Journal Man of Steel's Zack Snyder will direct a Justice League film following 2016’s Man of Steel sequel, which Silverman referred to as “Superman vs. Batman,” a title the Journal describes as tentative.
“It will be a further expansion of this universe,” Silverman told the WSJ. “’Superman vs. Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.’”
According to the Journal, Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are expected to reprise their roles as Superman and Batman, respectively, and Gal Gadot, who will co-star as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Superman vs. Batman will be on board as well.
“A script is still in development and Warner has not set a release date, though the movie is unlikely to come out before 2018,” reports the Journal.
Silverman would not comment on what others heroes will be in the roster, but the Journal corroborates a recent report that Warner Bros. has been casting the role of Cyborg for Superman vs. Batman, though they did not name actor Ray Fisher as having been cast as Variety did this past week.
Silverman also confirmed Warner Bros. has several other DC/vertigo Comics adaptions in development, including Shazam, Metal Men, 100 Bullets, and Fables.
And while there are no current plans yet for a Wonder Woman solo film starring Gadot, Silverman along with Sue Kroll, Warner’s president of worldwide marketing, said they are “warm to the idea.”
“That is our hope,” said Kroll, “With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her."