Zack Snyder has admitted that the negative critical and commercial reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has changed his approach to the DC Extended Universe’s first big team-up movie, Justice League.
Oli and Luke discuss what this will mean for the 2017 film, and how it could reveal the truth behind those “lots of fights” between the director and Warner Bros. executives in the weeks after BvS’ release.
This is an extract from the Flickering Myth Podcast #30 (29th June, 2016). Subscribe on iTunes.
Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League will reunite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko. It is set for release on November 17th 2017.