Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that Zack Snyder’s two-part “Justice League” film production has scored an official start of filming date of April 11th – literally two weeks after the release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in cinemas.
EW made the announcement which is seen as a public statement of confidence not just in their DCEU initiative moving forward, but in filmmaker Zack Snyder whose involvement in the “Justice League” film was speculated to be tenuous following early reactions to ‘Dawn’ which claim the film is “polarising”.
Filming will take place at Warner Bros. Leavesden studios in southeast England, as well as various locations around London and in Iceland ahead of the first part’s eventual release on November 17th 2017. The follow-up installment will shoot separately, NOT back-to-back, and remains on the cards for a 2019 release.
Snyder says: “The idea that we could begin to boot up a Justice League concept was a cool thing. It was a little bit of an ‘about time’ moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming. But I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle. It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance, the idea that, ‘Oh, we just get the rest of the superheroes in there.’ But you have to [establish] a world where they can exist.”
In related news, the latest bit of marketing for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a viral video which sees Superman actor Henry Cavill talking with a bunch of kids about who is their favorite superhero. Turns out it’s not the Man of Steel: