‘Justice League’ Being Released as Two Movies; Zack Snyder Will Direct Both

By October 15, 2014

Warner Bros. and DC just released their slate of superhero movies for the next six years, but there was one particular element to their announcement that I thought deserved singling out and having a separate discussion about.

We’ve known that director Zack Snyder would follow up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a Justice League movie for a while, but thanks to today’s announcement, we now know that Justice League is not going to be a single film after all: it’ll be a two-parter, and Snyder is directing both of them. Here’s what it looks like in the press release:

“Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)

“Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)

So is Snyder going to film this as one massive movie all at the same time, or is “part two” actually going to be a separate production altogether? That part is uncertain at this point, but the titles seem to imply that the second film will be an immediate continuation from the first one.

Doomsday Superman

Also interesting? The fact that the press release specifically says that Affleck, Cavill, and Adams are reprising their roles in Justice League Part One, but that none of the cast is listed for Justice League Part Two. Could this mean we’re going to see the famed Death of Superman storyline play out in these movies? I’ve heard rumblings of Doomsday showing up in Dawn of Justice, but perhaps that’s just a quick appearance, teasing a showdown in the first Justice League film and ending with Superman’s death heading into Part Two? That’s obviously speculation on my part, but I can see Warner Bros. wanting to capitalize on a huge, popular, iconic storyline from the comics like this quickly since Marvel will be creating their MCU version of Civil War during that same time.

What do you think? We’ve seen movies split into two for years now (Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, etc.), but this will be the first time a superhero movie takes that plunge. Excited to see what WB & DC have in store? Let us know below!

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