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Given all of the recent casting additions and rumors surrounding the upcoming ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs Superman,’ Warner Bros. Pictures president of worldwide production Greg Silverman has today confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that the studio is moving forward with a ‘Justice League’ movie. Like ‘Man of Steel’ and its follow-up, which starts production in May, ‘Justice League’ will be directed by Zack Snyder. “It will be a further expansion of this universe,” said Silverman. “’Superman vs Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.’”
A script for ‘Justice League’ is still said to be in development and Warner Bros. Pictures has not set a release date, though the movie is unlikely to come out before 2018 (UPDATE: both Latino Review and Boris Kit of THR hear that ‘Justice League’ will hit cinemas in 2017, and will reportedly be shot back-to-back with ‘Batman vs. Superman’) . Greg Silverman wouldn’t comment on what other heroes might join Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and the newly cast Ray Fisher as Cyborg in the movie, though rumors have surrounded the likes of Flash, Nightwing and Aquaman joining the frey – as well as Dwayne Johnson in an unknown role.
Warner Bros. Pictures and DC have reportedly tapped theater actor Ray Fisher for the role of Cyborg in the upcoming ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up. According to Variety, Victor Stone or Cyborg, while not a major part in the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ is a member of the Justice League and will become a much more significant role as Warner and D.C. develop more films related to the Justice League universe. Fisher was also one of the actors testing for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’
In the comics, Cyborg is a superhero who is half man and half machine. His body was destroyed in a tragic accident, but he was saved through experimental technology; his body parts have been replaced with a large arsenal of high-tech gadgets and weaponry, while constantly providing life support. Stone struggles with his humanity as a machine, although his advancements have made him an unstoppable powerhouse.
‘Batman Vs Superman’: Zack Snyder Talks About Seeing The Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman Costumes Together & More
During a recent chinwag with Forbes, Zack Snyder revealed quite a few interesting tidbits of information about his ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, the tentatively titled ‘Batman VS Superman.’ On the topic of what lead him to decide to include Batman in the film, he said, “I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that… after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, “Maybe Batman?” Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne’s house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that’s the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You’re in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf… You know, who to fight next? The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it’s kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, “What about Batman?” then you realize, “Okay, that’s a cool idea. What else?” I mean, what do you say after that? …But I’m not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do Man of Steel that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture.”
Speaking to Digital Spy on the promotional rounds for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Hans Zimmer confirmed that he’s been asked him to return for the follow-up to ‘Man of Steel,’ the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ He’ll reportedly begin working on it once he completes the score for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar.’ “We’ve already had a couple of chats, and once I finish the movie that I shall not talk about I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas.”
Given that Hans Zimmer scored Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the Grammy and Academy Award winning composer also reiterated his concern over simply repeating Batman’s theme from those movies, and touched on the pressures of coming up with something fresh for this new take on the Caped Crusader. “That’s my problem, that’s my dilemma. I don’t want to betray, if that’s the right word, the Dark Knight movies. That was Christian [Bale], it was Christian’s role. It’s not just that it was nine years of our lives, so you want to stay honest and honourable to that period. So it’s really about, ‘Is there something else I can find that I haven’t tapped into?’ Which I don’t know until I sit down with Zack.”
Less than 24 hours ago Marvel Studios official confirmed that they will open ‘Captain America 3′ on May 6th, 2016, where it will face off against Warner Bros. Pictures’ tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ Bloomberg.com has today received word from Warner Bros about the potential 2016 comic book movie showdown. “It doesn’t make a lot of sense for two huge superhero films to open on the same date but there is a lot of time between now and 5/6/16,” Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. “However at this time, we are not considering a change of date for ‘Batman vs. Superman.’”
First rumored last month, Marvel have just officially announced that ‘Captain America 3′ will land in cinemas on May 6th, 2016, where it will face off against Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ The second ‘Captain America’ film, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ has been received fantastically by fans and critics alike, and to date has gone onto to gross a hefty $303,300,000 million at the global box office. In the US, the film debuted this past weekend to a new April opening record with $96.2 million.
Marvel Studios and Disney claimed the date first before Warner Bros. Pictures slotted the pushed back ‘Batman vs Superman’ from 2015 to the same May berth. This would undoubtedly create the biggest superhero box office showdown in history. Shooting schedules and post-production could always impact the current blueprint, however. Also, Marvel and Disney have a their second untitled movie set to open that summer on July 8th, so there is room to maneuver. Marvel films have all but owned the first weekend of summer for the past decade to enormous success, so it was somewhat surprising when Warner Bros announced in January that it would open the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up on May 6th, 2016 as well.