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Not exactly the most shocking news, we knew it was coming seeing as DC Comics is trying its very best to compete with Marvels cinema dominance at the moment. Warner Bros has announced plans for a Justice League movie directed by Zack Snyder that will follow on from the next movie Superman VS Batman.

We’ve suspected this was coming for ages, especially since Snyder’s current assignment, which Warners’ president of worldwide production Greg Silverman labels Superman Vs. Batman though no official title has been announced, is so loaded with DC heroes it’s a wonder the studio doesn’t just go ahead and call it Justice League: Prequel. Still, perhaps the confirmation that a Justice League film proper is coming after Superman Vs Batman can lay to rest concerns that this next film might be a Justice League effort in disguise.

With Henry Cavill’s Superman now joined by Ben Affleck’s Batman – WHY OH WHY BEN FUCKING AFFLECK!!!, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and a host of other characters (including Lex Luthor, played in the new film by Jesse Eisenberg, and the recently-announced Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher), the Man Of Steel follow-up really is setting the scene for DC’s big team-up film.

Warner Bros. has been trying to get the League off the ground for ages on film, and the pressure to make it happen has only been increased by Marvel’s success with the Avengers and other heroes. Justice League is in development, but there’s no word on when it might come out. Given Snyder’s busy schedule with the current superhero film, we wouldn’t it expect it before 2018 at the earliest, unless he’s pulling a sneaky back-to-back production job.

Personally, I’m still trying to recover from the announcement of Ben Affleck as Batman… I mean where are Christopher Nolan & Christian Bale!?

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