‘Justice League’ Set to Begin Filming in April

‘Justice League’ Set to Begin Filming in April

By Amanda Joyce Feb 22, 2016 12:45 PM
Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Audiences have yet to see the new Justice League fully in action, though they will get to see key heros Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman in action in the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to a new Entertainment Weekly report, the complete Justice League team will unite in April for filming.

Just two weeks after Batman v Superman debuts in theaters, and likely two weeks after some serious rounds of press for stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot, the group will reunite on set to film their big team up movie. Ezra Miller will also be featured in the film as the Flash alongside Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and a so far unnamed Green Lantern, though rumors have persisted that David Amboyer is playing him.

Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder, whom also helmed Man of Steel and is helping to create the shared movie universe based on DC comic books, will also be at the reigns for Justice League. Snyder spoke to EW about the difficulties lying ahead, telling the publication:

It was a little bit of an ‘about time’ moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming. But I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle. It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance, the idea that, ‘Oh, we just get the rest of the superheroes in there.’ But you have to [establish] a world where they can exist.

Of course, he’s talking about the fact that the only “established” characters before Justice League hits theaters will be the big three - Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman - as they are the only ones with prominent films before the team up movie is released. Snyder has found a way to at least give audiences glimpses of the remaining members of the cinematic Justice League though as all of the characters will at the very least cameo in Batman v Superman.

Gal Gadot, who is currently filming Wonder Woman, will likely had straight into Batman v Superman press following the work on her solo film, and then head right into Justice League, making for one packed year for her. Justice League is set to film at Leavesden Studios in England though, which she’ll be familiar with from shooting parts of Wonder Woman in the same location. Additional scenes for Justice League are said to be filmed in Iceland as well. Filming is set to officially begin on April 11.

There’s no word yet on which villains the group will be facing or even what plot will bring the group together.

Justice League will land in theaters in November 2017, following the big screen debut of Wonder Woman’s solo film in May of that same year. This year though you can see how it all begins when Batman v Superman lands in theaters March 25, and catch some of the DC villains in action when Suicide Squad lands in August. Solo films for The Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, Green Lantern, as well as a Justice League Part Two will all land in theaters in the following years.

Tags: The Justice League Part One (2017), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Zack Snyder
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