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Justice League 2 delayed to make room for Ben Affleck's Batman movie

12.09.2016

It was quite the massive undertaking to bring JUSTICE LEAGUE to life, with production on the Zack Snyder flick kicking off in early April and not wrapping up until mid-October. At the time it was thought that Snyder would move right on to JUSTICE LEAGUE PART TWO but a new report from THR claims that this is no longer the plan.

The outlet reports that the JUSTICE LEAGUE sequel has been delayed in order to make room for Ben Affleck's standalone Batman film. The sequel was originally slated for a June 14, 2019 release but it's not certain if Affleck's Bat-flick will take over that date or find itself a new one. As for JUSTICE LEAGUE PART TWO, there's no word on how far back it will be pushed, but Warners Bros. does have a spot for a UNTITLED DC FILM on November 1, 2019. Zack Snyder is still intent on directing JUSTICE LEAGUE PART TWO, but he'll use the brief break between movies as an excuse to tackle something a little smaller.

Snyder will revive his long-in-development war thriller THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH which he had initially set up at after the success of 300. Zack Snyder and his longtime colleague Kurt Johnstad penned the script several years ago, but the intent is to spruce it up and take it over to Warner Bros. THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH centers on "a war correspondent in Afghanistan who is the only one to survive an attack on a group of Americans. When a special ops soldier in search of a family member shows up, the two team up, with the correspondent hoping to score the story of his life." At one time Sean Penn and Christian Bale were attached to star, but the project currently doesn't have a lead in place. Production is on THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH is expected to get underway by late 2017.

JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for a November 17, 2017 release.

Source: THR

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6:51PM on 12/10/2016
While I like the direction of the DCEU, Loving both MOS and BVS I was a let down by suicide squad. I really enjoyed part of the film (including Leto's Joker) but over all the movie felt rushed to me. So I'm all for them taking time to build up to JL 2. Give the first a couple years to breathe, that way it truly is an "event" film. I also think it feels more organic to really explore this version of Batman more before we jump into another massive team up film
While I like the direction of the DCEU, Loving both MOS and BVS I was a let down by suicide squad. I really enjoyed part of the film (including Leto's Joker) but over all the movie felt rushed to me. So I'm all for them taking time to build up to JL 2. Give the first a couple years to breathe, that way it truly is an "event" film. I also think it feels more organic to really explore this version of Batman more before we jump into another massive team up film
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9:51PM on 12/09/2016
DC had widely touted the fact that they were filming these puppies back to back Pirates 2& 3 style in order to save a ton on production costs.The fact that they're changing this (knowing that it'll make the JL sequel more expensive having to gear up production all over again) gives me hope that they're really giving some thought as to the future of the franchise. After all, Batman v Superman got crap reviews and made less money than expected (though don't get me wrong it still made bank, just
DC had widely touted the fact that they were filming these puppies back to back Pirates 2& 3 style in order to save a ton on production costs.The fact that they're changing this (knowing that it'll make the JL sequel more expensive having to gear up production all over again) gives me hope that they're really giving some thought as to the future of the franchise. After all, Batman v Superman got crap reviews and made less money than expected (though don't get me wrong it still made bank, just less bank that they'd hoped for) and Suicide Squad got crap reviews and made more than expected. So, instead of coming out with Justice League and it getting crap reviews (which seems likely considering Snyder's track record with DC films) and then the sequel making far less when it turns out to have the exact same problems, instead they'll re-evaluate the sequel and try to learn from whatever mistakes the first movie might make. That sounds almost unbelievably good to me. Maybe this means that Snyder might not even return for the sequel?
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10:06PM on 12/09/2016
in the article and the press release, Zack is coming back for JL2. He's taking time off to direct a smaller film while they do Batman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman etc.,
in the article and the press release, Zack is coming back for JL2. He's taking time off to direct a smaller film while they do Batman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman etc.,
5:14PM on 12/10/2016
Hey Luke319, use more than one paragraph if you have a lot to say.
Hey Luke319, use more than one paragraph if you have a lot to say.
9:05PM on 12/09/2016
Got to feel bad for Henry Cavill. He basically has Batman take over his sequel. He's probably going to be left out of a good portion of Justice League part 1 with Batman leading the team, and now JL part 2 is pushed back for another batman film. I feel like DC/WB is over-doing it with Batman at this point (a Batman villain movie and a lego movie). At least we have Wonder Woman and although Man of Steel had problems, I was looking forward to seeing more Superman in films.
Got to feel bad for Henry Cavill. He basically has Batman take over his sequel. He's probably going to be left out of a good portion of Justice League part 1 with Batman leading the team, and now JL part 2 is pushed back for another batman film. I feel like DC/WB is over-doing it with Batman at this point (a Batman villain movie and a lego movie). At least we have Wonder Woman and although Man of Steel had problems, I was looking forward to seeing more Superman in films.
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9:09PM on 12/09/2016
MOS 2 is in active development though.
MOS 2 is in active development though.
1:49PM on 12/10/2016
@ConMan. How do you define active development? All we've heard so far is that WB would like to make it, but with no script, director, or release date it doesn't seem like a high priority for them.
@ConMan. How do you define active development? All we've heard so far is that WB would like to make it, but with no script, director, or release date it doesn't seem like a high priority for them.
2:09PM on 12/10/2016
Snyder has confirmed that BVS IS MOS2. On another note, after Supes comes back from the dead and fights Darkseid, like the most powerful person in the universe, what are they going to do for the next solo Supes film? There's great stories with Brainiac and others, but it'll be hard to execute. Yeah we know all the good guys are gonna win really, but even if he were killed, we know he can come back. A supes and GL movie or something would be cool. Supes and a lot of ppl, but yeah it'll be
Snyder has confirmed that BVS IS MOS2. On another note, after Supes comes back from the dead and fights Darkseid, like the most powerful person in the universe, what are they going to do for the next solo Supes film? There's great stories with Brainiac and others, but it'll be hard to execute. Yeah we know all the good guys are gonna win really, but even if he were killed, we know he can come back. A supes and GL movie or something would be cool. Supes and a lot of ppl, but yeah it'll be hard to make a good solo supes film, which he deserves.
8:22PM on 12/09/2016
Actually his Batman flick has been rumored for the June 2018 Date since Aquaman was pushed into October.
Actually his Batman flick has been rumored for the June 2018 Date since Aquaman was pushed into October.
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8:27PM on 12/09/2016
Depending on how WW and JL Plays out. Flash will probably take that June or Nov 2019 slot. Batman hasnt "REPLACED" JL2 it has pushed everything back. Just like how Aquaman was for Jun 2018 and now is Nov 2018 and the June slot is open (more than likely for Batman)
Depending on how WW and JL Plays out. Flash will probably take that June or Nov 2019 slot. Batman hasnt "REPLACED" JL2 it has pushed everything back. Just like how Aquaman was for Jun 2018 and now is Nov 2018 and the June slot is open (more than likely for Batman)
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