If Zack Snyder’s upcoming cut of Justice League wasn’t exciting enough, new reports have surfaced stating that the director is working on a sequel. Snyder is apparently working on a script for Justice League 2 with Chris Terrio, who also worked on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
According to entertainment website Small Screen, HBO Max has already green-lit the project which will see Ben Affleck reprise his role as Batman.
The report further elaborates on the streaming site’s goal to bring back Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill for what is meant to be a four-part mini-series just like The Snyder Cut.
Additionally, multiple unnamed sources have supposedly confirmed the news in various statements.
“Snyder and HBO Max are already planning a sequel to this upcoming four-part series.”
“The deal has been signed. Ben Affleck is going to be returning as Batman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League 2.”
“Ben Affleck and Warner Media have agreed on a deal that will see him star as the Dark Knight in Justice League 2.”
If the rumours are true, it would mean that Warner Bros plans to treat Zack Snyder’s Justice League as a superhero television event similar to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe on Disney+. The project would also give Snyder creative freedom while creating a solid consumer base for HBO Max.
While there’s been no official confirmation about a sequel, here’s what we do know about the highly anticipated Snyder Cut so far.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will have a much darker tone than the original and will be released in four one-hour instalments on HBO Max. Along with the original cast, Jared Leto is back as Joker and Joe Manganiello is returning as Deathstroke. The cast and crew are currently in the midst of reshoots.
Snyder has also confirmed the additional photography shoots on social media. The director shared an image showing a clapperboard which prominently displays the Justice League logo alongside his name.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) October 27, 2020
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be released on HBO Max in 2021, with an unspecified distribution plan for countries where the streaming service isn’t available.