Welp, this isn’t just your average title reveal. “Batman v. Superman” will officially be known as “Dawn of Justice” (or “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”), which firmly establishes it as a set-up for a Justice League movie.
Although this is way more loosey-goosey than Kevin Feige’s meticulous Marvel plan, it is interesting to see DC Comics and Warner Bros. start taking a crack at their own movie-making roadmap. The studio’s president of worldwide production, Greg Silverman, confirmed in April that a Justice League film is slated for 2018, with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot reprising their roles as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
Of course, “Dawn of Justice” isn’t even, like, done, so trying to guess who will appear in its follow-up is a little premature. Previous attempts at Marvel films have either been snuffed out before production started (2008’s “Justice League” and 2005’s “Wonder Woman”) or were pretty big bombs (“Green Lantern”). Then again, if “Dawn of Justice” doesn’t really rock the box office, there’s still plenty of time for Warner Bros. to take a different tack – or ditch the JLA altogether.
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is currently slated to open on May 6, 2016. Eagle-eyed fans will note that’s also the release date for the next Captain America film. Who will be the first to blink and reschedule?
[via The Wrap]