Filmmaker Zack Snyder is still doing press rounds for the release of “Batman v Superman” in cinemas right now, and during an interview today with Yahoo UK, he spoke a bit about his preparation for filming on the “Justice League” which begins shooting in two weeks.
In the comment, he reveals that Ben Affleck’s Batman will serve as the key figure that assembles the team of seven for the film:
“I’m getting ready to start Justice League on the 11th of April, so in like two weeks we start shooting and it’s an intense, awesome, and gigantic undertaking because Bruce [Wayne] is having to go out and sort of ‘Seven Samurai’ the Justice League together, which is fun… It’s slightly monumental, and at the same time they’re starting to grapple with this coming threat.”
The film’s producer Charles Roven talked more about the lead-up films and the impact of how BvS impacted their plans:
“From the moment we bring a director onto a project, we make sure that we collaborate with that director – so you know, Patty [Jenkins], David [Ayer], James [Wan], they all saw work in progress of Batman v Superman, before they started to work on their individual movies, right, just so they would know where we were coming from.
Then we would talk about it: ‘Ok, here’s kind of what I want to do. Am I bumping up against something that you’re doing? If I am, let’s talk about it. If I’m not, great, I’m going to go here.’ And fortunately everybody has been really into it. All of the filmmakers have their corner of the sandbox, but they actually all know how to play well together.”
In separate interviews with IGN, producer Deborah Snyder spoke about the tone:
“Justice League is a little bit lighter because some of these characters, you have Flash, tend to be a little more comedic, I’d say.”
Her husband Zack Snyder added:
“One of the things that lightens it is having The Flash or having characters that are more optimistic. This movie is, in particular, two characters who are in a crisis of conscience which sort of draws them together.”
Before we get “Justice League” though we get the “Wonder Woman” film and the film’s director Patty Jenkins posted a tweet responding to concerns about diversity in the film after the release of the first photo this morning: “Thanks all. Excited to share! And no worries. Lots of great, diverse characters on Themyscira. This is Diana’s direct family. More soon.”
DC’s Geoff Johns also spoke about a fan favorite DC character, Booster Gold, whom it seems they have big plans for in the immediate future. Johns tells Comic Book:
“You’ll see [Booster Gold] very soon, and there’s talks about…there’s actually a lot of plans for Booster Gold, one of my favorite characters. But yeah, Booster Gold fans, you will definitely be happy with what we’ve got coming up in the years ahead.”
“Justice League” hits cinemas on November 17th 2017.