It’s been a long time coming but a production start date has finally been announced for the Justice League film.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Justice League — Part 1 will begin filming on April 11 with Batman v. Superman‘s Zack Snyder directing. Snyder discussed the highly anticipated project with EW saying, “The idea that we could begin to boot up a Justice League concept was a cool thing. It was a little bit of an ‘about time’ moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming.”
Snyder also went on to discuss just how difficult world building can be when it comes to comic adaptations. “But I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle. It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance, the idea that, ‘Oh, we just get the rest of the superheroes in there.’ But you have to [establish] a world where they can exist” he said.
Justice League — Part 1 is expected to be released on November 17, 2017, not long after Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film makes its debut on June 23, 2017. Joining Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in the long-awaited flick are the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
The very existence of a Justice League project is an overwhelming thought for fans, given that a planned version in 2007 was eventually canned after months of stop and start development. While the characters have appeared in numerous animated television shows, chances of a live-action film were bleak for a long time.
Now that hype is greater than ever for Snyder’s Batman v. Superman, all eyes will be on the team behind the DC cinematic universe. Here’s hoping the film is worth the wait.
Source: Entertainment Weekly