Report: JUSTICE LEAGUE 2 Pushed Back For THE BATMAN, Snyder Taking Break from DC Movies

Justice League
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Warner Bros.'s Justice League sequel in 2019 is being pushed back to make way for Ben Affleck's The Batman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The report doesn't indicate if The Batman will specifically take over Justice League 2's originally-announced June 14, 2019 release date.

The 2017 and 2019 Justice League films were originally announced by Warner Bros. to be filmed back-to-back. Filming for the first Justice League wrapped up in October.

A side effect of the reported shuffle is that Snyder is said to be taking a break from DC movies to direct a film of his own, titled The Last Photograph. Described as a thriller, it follows an embeded journalist during the War in Afghanistan. Snyder reportedly came up with the story before he directed 300, and long-time collaborator Kurt Johnstad wrote the script.

Snyder's film shingle Cruel and Unusual Films has a first-look deal with Warner Bros., and according to THR Snyder hopes to begin filming the movie in late 2017.

THR states that Snyder is "still intent" on directing the second Justice League film, though altering a back-to-back shooting schedule on two seperate productions does raise some questions. 

There have, however, been several changes at Warner Bros.'s DC Films shingle since Snyder signed on for the project - from Affleck being made producer on the Justice League films, to Geoff Johns and John Berg coming in to oversee the DC movies as a whole.

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