It should come as no surprise that Zack Snyder has signed on to direct Justice League for Warner Bros., but it's official now. The news comes from The Wall Street Journal in an interview with the studios president of worldwide production, Greg Silverman, who explains:
"It will be a further expansion of this universe. Superman vs Batman will lead into Justice League."
Snyder is currently in the process of developing Batman Vs. Superman, and that's looking like it's already going to be somewhat of a Justice League movie. Henry Cavill is reprising his role of Superman, Ben Affleck is on board as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. It was also recently announced that Cyborg would be included in the film. I can't help but think that we'll see a few other characters introduced in the Batman Vs. Superman as well. Those could include Aquaman, Flash and Green Lantern. If not, then we'll see them in the Justice League.
The script is currently in development at the studio, and it doesn't look like it will released before 2018. So we've got a long way to go. The studio is also hoping that this will help launch a series of spin-off films for many of the characters. Wonder Woman was specifically pointed out by Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing, who said,
“That is our hope. With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her."
They should have made that Wonder Woman movie a long time ago when Joss Whedon wrote the script. That was a major missed opportunity. As for Snyder directing Justice League, I was disappointed with what he did with Man of Steel. I hope Batman Vs. Superman is good, but I'm cautiously optimistic. I'll see what he does with that before I let any excitement start seeping in for Justice League.