Justice League only releases next month. However, it seems like Warner is already anticipating its success. According to J.K. Simmons, who plays Commissioner James Gordon in the DCEU, the studio has already begun working on a sequel.
In a recent interview with Total Film (via CosmicBookNews), Simmons revealed that he will be reprising his role in upcoming films and that the script for Justice League 2 is currently being written:
“Well, Commissioner Gordon wears a trench coat in every scene, so I don’t know that the ‘pumped up’ part is going to be all that evident, especially when you’re standing next to Batman! But this is the first Justice League movie – we hope – of a few. 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.”
This bit of news comes as quite a revelation, especially for those who believed that the DCEU would focus on creating standalone projects moving forward. Originally, Snyder was scheduled to direct two films, with the latter releasing in 2019. Of course, plans have changed since then. The two films became one and Snyder stepped down.