Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but Warner Bros. continues to steamroll ahead with their DC Extended Universe plans, announcing a shooting date for Justice League. The superhero crossover extravaganza will begin filming April 11, just two weeks after the release of Batman v Superman.
Justice League director Zack Snyder spoke briefly about the excitement and challenges of finally bringing DC Comics’ top superteam to the screen:
“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. 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.”
Justice League will be filming in London and in some locations in Iceland. The Iceland locations will likely be standing in for some sort of alien planet, likely mega villain Darkseid’s hellish Apokolips. Iceland is known for its otherworldly, volcanic landscape, after all. The fact that the rest of the scenes are being filmed in London is interesting – could Warner Bros. be going for a more international flavor with the Justice League?
Here’s a quick refresher on the DC Extended Universe schedule going forward:
We have Batman v Superman on March 25, Suicide Squad, August 5, Wonder Woman, June 23, 2017, Justice League Part One, November 17, 2017, The Flash, March 16, 2018, Aquaman, July 27, 2018 and finally, Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019.
What are your thoughts on Warner Bros. jumping into Justice League so soon after Batman v Superman? Are they jumping the gun, or is “damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead” the only way to go here?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)