If you were alive in 2017, then chances are you know Wonder Woman was one of the year's biggest box office successes. As a result, you might be asking yourself "How can the DCEU possibly top Wonder Woman?!"; that's where this year's highly anticipated Justice League movie comes in. Though the film isn't out until later this week, fans are already hyped to see Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Aquaman share the screen. So excited, in fact, that many are already wondering if there will be a Justice League sequel in the works anytime soon.
Well, my friends, it looks like we're in luck because Justice League isn't even out yet and the DCEU already has plans for a sequel to in place. That's right, like all DCEU creations, it looks like Justice League will be a huge hit, and everyone knows "huge hit" means "inevitable sequel."
The only downside to this particular sequel? Its release date has been pushed back a bit in order to accommodate the director's schedule. Originally, Justice League Part 2 (rumored to be titled Justice League Part 2: Gods and Monsters) was aiming for a summer 2019 release date, but due to scheduling conflicts it appears as if we won't be seeing the sequel until 2020.
While we don't have a definite release date just yet, we do know DCEU veteran director Zack Snyder has agreed to head up the sequel to his upcoming Justice League. In fact, it is rumored that JL2's release date was pushed back in order to allow Snyder to work on an outside project titled The Last Photograph (a war-themed drama). Certainly not what DCEU fans want to hear, but hey, a pushed back release date means more time to write a killer script, right?
Don't worry too much about the delayed release, though, because there will be plenty of DCEU action in the next few years including a solo Batman movie, which will see our fave masked vigilante take on Deathstroke, and a followup to this year's Wonder Woman, which Patty Jenkins has already agreed to direct.
As for what we can expect (or at least hope) to see from a Justice League sequel, some of the franchise's stars have commented recently on which villains and storylines they'd like to have appear in the next chapter.
During a chat with Postmedia Network, Ezra Miller (who plays The Flash) said,
The Injustice League. I think I can speak for everyone in the League when I say that we’re extremely excited by the prospect of continuing this journey.
We don’t really know for sure, and we’re usually the last people to find out, but … each of the heroes in this movie has specific nemeses, and I think seeing some incarnation of the Injustice League (which includes Lex Luthor, Joker, Deathstroke, and more) would be something that DC fans would be pretty stoked about.
Meanwhile, Gal Gadot (who plays Wonder Woman) focused her response more on her character's enemies, adding, "There’s so many good villains in the DC universe, but I would love to fight Cheetah. She’s a girl and that could be very interesting."
TBH any and all of the above works just fine for me. Let's be real, we all know the sequel could be two and a half hours of the Justice League furniture shopping and I'd still buy a ticket.
In the meantime, while we wait for more info., we've still got Justice League to look forward to, and I, for one, can't wait to see the team take on Steppenwolf; between that and next year's Aquaman release, I'd say we're good to wait a while for Justice League 2.
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