Warner Brothers has confirmed that it will be bringing all sorts of superhero nonsense to movie theaters for the next few years. Its lineup based on DC comics includes Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Shazam, and Green Lantern. In a similar move to Marvel’s Avengers movies, the centerpiece that brings all the heroes together will be two Justice League movies. Warners has confirmed that Zack Snyder will direct both films.
Badass Digest has confirmed that Snyder plans to film the two films back-to-back. The Justice League characters will make an appearance at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we now know who the villains will be. Spoilers ahead, if you care about this sort of thing. The movie “will end with the Justice League either assembled or all onscreen, having figured out the big threat facing them. There’s been another villain working behind the scenes of that movie and, as Latino Review reported, it’s Brainiac. That’s your Justice League villain, and my sources tell me that he’ll be defeated by a team that is made up of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash. Then at the end of the movie Green Lantern shows up and is like, ‘Guys, there’s a big bad guy from space coming your way,’ and the Justice League is like, ‘Nah, brah, we got it already,’ and Green Lantern is like, ‘Dudes. DUDES. It’s Darkseid.'” All of this comic-book stuff is good news, obviously, for the actors who have been tapped to play the assorted superheroes – Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, and Ben Affleck – who can all be assured of a fair amount of work over the next few years. Affleck is of course the biggest name by far. Will he be the Robert Downey Jr. of the Warners/DC movies?