When Warner Bros. first announced its slate for the DC Extended Universe, the studio’s big team up Justice League was initially revealed as a two-parter, only for plans to change in the wake of the mixed reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
However, it seems that the studio is still intent on reuniting its DC heroes for a second outing, with J.K. Simmons – who is playing the character of Commissioner Gordon – revealing that work is already underway on a script for the sequel.
“This is the first Justice League movie – we hope – of a few,” states Simmons via CosmicBookNews. “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.”
If true, it seems that Warner Bros. must be confident it has a hit on its hands, although let’s be honest – even if the movie doesn’t live up to expectations, it’s still surely going to rake in a healthy amount at the box office, and so it would seem its only a matter of when and not if it becomes a reality. The bigger question however is, who might find themselves sitting in the director’s chair?
Fueled 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 Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as General Antiope alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko, Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Iris West, Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf, and Julian Lewis Jones (Stella) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.