Earlier this week we learned that Warner Brothers was in the process of setting up a Justice League movie that might hit theatres as early as 2013. Although they made it very clear that it would not interfere with Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, it sounded like they were going to try to tie it in with some of the other DC comic book movies like Green Lantern and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie. However, Zack Snyder has since clarified the situation, at least in relation to Superman: there will be no connection between the two films at all.
On the red carpet for the premiere of Sucker Punch in the U.K., HeyUGuys asked Snyder how his movie would fit in with the Justice League movie:
“It doesn’t. Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be its own thing with its own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool.”
Apparently Warner Brothers is not trying to follow the Marvel formula as closely as we originally thought. Unlike The Avengers, the Justice League movie will stand on its own with a completely different cast (we can probably assume that Ryan Reynolds will not be involved either). While this preserves the integrity of each character’s solo franchise, it does bring up the question of quality for the Justice League. Will they be forced to recruit a group of young unknowns because they can’t afford to put all the A-list actors together in one movie? Also, will multiple versions of the same character cause confusion for the general public?