With Justice League right around the corner, one would think that perhaps after the miserable display of the last few DCEU films (minus Wonder Woman), Warner Bros. and DC would be treading carefully in deciding the fate of the next few DC films based on the reception Justice League gets.
This was initially considered the direction that both Warner Bros. and DC were heading in – until now.
In a recent interview with Total Film, J.K. Simmons (who plays Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League film) had this to say about the content currently being developed at Warner Bros. and DC:
“Well, Commissioner Gordon wears a trench coat in every scene, so I don’t know that the ‘pumped up’ part is going to be all that evident, especially when you’re standing next to Batman! But this is the first Justice League movie – we hope – of a few. They’re working on scripts for The Batman and for the next Justice League movie. It introduces my incarnation of Commissioner Gordon. I don’t have a lot to do. I feel like I just dipped my toe in the water of who Commissioner Gordon will be.”
Hmm… Well isn’t that interesting.
Talks of a Justice League 2 script already being worked on.
Clearly stated by the “Commish” himself.
The original idea was to have a Justice League: Part One and then Justice League: Part Two, but that idea was eventually scrapped due to the poor reception Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) received (see our review of the film’s Ultimate Edition here).
Others could also point to the fact that Zack Synder had some personal matters of his own to deal with, so the idea was eventually scrapped and Justice League became its own solo film.
It seems as if a sequel is on the cards, so the real question is, when?
The best bet is that Warner Bros. will roll out a number of characters/hero’s individual films before introducing the Justice League again, i.e. introducing Green lantern and developing a few of the other licensed characters before having another team-up film for DC.
Especially considering Geoff Johns’ explanation of the DC connection – being that every film will now essentially be its own film; still connected to the others but with its own very unique and solo story (a different approach from the MCU).
It certainly will be a while before we see Justice League 2 with the DC film slate still in its infancy, but just knowing it’s a definite possibility is good enough for any DC film fan to get excited!
Justice League is set for release on 16 November 2017 in Australia, a day before it his cinemas in America.