Will 'Batman Vs. Superman' and 'Justice League' Shoot Back-to-Back?

Dwayne Johnson's mystery DC Comics movie might just be 'Justice League'. Learn why they could be shooting both of these huge projects in 2014.

It seems obvious to most fans that the highly-anticipated Batman Vs. Superman will lead into Warner Bros.' Justice League, with new casting additions such as Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) confirmed for this Man of Steel sequel. The latest unconfirmed report claims that Warner Bros. is actually shooting both Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League back-to-back, employing the same strategy previously used with The Hobbit movies and sequels to Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl and The Matrix.

This new report also clarifies that Dwayne Johnson, who teased a mysterious Warner Bros./DC Comics project last month, will be involved in Justice League. We reported earlier this month that the actor may be playing John Stewart, a.k.a. Green Lantern, although it wasn't known if he would be playing that role in Batman Vs. Superman or Justice League, or both.

As for the news of Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League being shot back-to-back, the move was made to maximize the cast members' schedules, since Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck and Dwayne Johnson are in high demand these days. Another reason is because Batman Vs. Superman will feature a cliffhanger/teaser that will lead directly into Justice League, and the studio wants to deliver Justice League in 2016, to capitalize on all the buzz that will be surely swarming around that project.

However, Justice League still does not have a director in place yet, and with Batman Vs. Superman set to start production this spring in Michigan, Warner Bros. would likely have to move fast to find a filmmaker to get this project ready in time, if it actually is set to start filming later this year.

Finally, we reported earlier today that Josh Holloway is being "strongly considered" for an unspecified role in Batman Vs. Superman, which may be Aquaman. However, while this rumor hasn't been officially debunked by the actor or anyone at Warner Bros., his schedule on CBS' Intelligence could put him out of the running for a role in the sequel, especially if the show is picked up for a second season, which seems likely at his point, as it was the most watch series debut this past year.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

Justice League Part 1 comes to theaters November 11th, 2017 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



Sources: Latino Review

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I'm not sure about that, when it comes to having to do with the Back to the Future movies.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @thedude1 thats a relief

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic when they filmed them back to back

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. TheDude1

    @undeadslayer4 They said nothing of the sorts. 2016 is only a rumored release date for the Justice League film.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  5. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 What technique is it that you're asking about Back the Future ?

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. EmmyttWolfe

    @undeadslayer4 What are you talking about?

    11 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  7. undeadslayer4

    @EmmyttWolfe no what it doesnt mater my opinion

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. undeadslayer4

    @thedude1 they said 2016

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  9. undeadslayer4

    @rjh094 why can't they put down all the rumors and tell the truth

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  10. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic didnt they use this technique for bttf

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  11. Desert.jackets

    Love this style fan of yours

    11 months agoby @desert-jacketsFlag

  12. Sean

    @bawnian-dexeus Actually, I did read this article. In fact, I read it a few times!

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. Hideki Ryuga

    @Brizzy that wouldn't work cause that is not even close to what people want lol.
    but if it did

    11 months agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  14. Josh

    If they managed to shoot a Justice League movie in secret it would be the greatest production wizardry since Beyonce recorded a secret album with videos for every song and not even her producer knew it was dropping without any warning.

    11 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  15. rjh094

    So many rumors... Can we at least get someone in a suit or something? Ben Affleck in the bat suit perhaps?

    11 months agoby @rjh094Flag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    People just don't read these days...

    11 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Sean

    @thedude1 Oh, I see.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. TheDude1

    @themoviefanatic In my personal opinion I think we will see Batman vs Superman next year then the Justice League film in either 2016 or 207. Most likely 2017. And from there the universe expands.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  19. Sean

    @thedude1 What do you think? Do you think that there will really be both of those movies, or do you think that there will just be the Justice League movie?

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Dfella504

    @Brizzy lol on da real ppl take sh*tt an run wit it....
    let's just c wats gonna happen wen production starts

    11 months agoby @dfellaFlag

  21. Brizzy

    Why is everyone taking this rumor as fact? It's all speculation. While we're at it, I might aswell say that Batman dies in the first 10 minutes of the movie.
    There. That's also happening, SIMPLY because I said so.

    11 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  22. TheDude1

    @themoviefanatic WB and DC have said nothing on the issue yet. Its all been internet rumor mill. Sadly most can't tell the difference between real news and just plain rumors.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  23. TheDude1

    Shooting back to back might be the best option since all of these names are popping up. But this is just another rumor so we just have to wait.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  24. EmmyttWolfe

    Please no...

    11 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  25. Erikajinx

    Man of steel sequel might as well be the justice league movie since they've been adding more characters which are rumors over than actually being a movie just about batman and superman with one main villain or two

    11 months agoby @ErikajinxFlag

  26. ObiWanShinobi

    Damn. What about The Flash, when will he be introduced?

    11 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  27. Sean

    Wait a minute.....I thought it was recently said that Batman vs Superman and Justice League were going to be the same movie? Why can't warner bros and DC make up their minds about it already?

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag