Warner Bros/DC’s first ‘Justice League’ movie is in production - and now we have confirmation of its title.
Brace yourselves for this one, comic book movie lovers. The official title of the ‘Justice League’ movie will be… wait for it… ‘Justice League.’
Confirmation of this comes directly from Geoff Johns, the writer and chief creative officer at DC Comics and recently appointed co-head of DC Films, who made it official on Twitter:
This comes as rumours began circulating earlier this week of possible colourful titles for the team-up movie, such as ‘Justice League: Angels and Demons,’ ‘Justice League: Gods Among Us’, and ‘Justice League: Gods Among Men.’
It’s nice to see that they’re keeping things a bit simpler this time around. This would also seem to indicate Warners/DC are listening to their critics, as many felt ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was a bit of an overblown title.
Johns’ new position in DC’s film division was a key step in the behind-the-scenes shake-up after the largely negative response to ‘Batman V Superman,’ and hopes are high that Johns will help steer the brand toward greater success, as Kevin Feige has at Marvel.
Whether these changes will have had a significant impact on ‘Justice League’ remains to be seen, as the film began photography within weeks of ‘Batman V Superman’ opening, leaving little time for any major creative rethinks.
Zack Snyder (’Man of Steel,’ ‘Batman V Superman’) returns as director. along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.
‘Justice League’ will also give proper introductions to the briefly-glimpsed Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller).
In addition, it will be the DC debut of JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera, and Willem Defoe in an as-yet unrevealed role.
‘Justice League’ opens 17 November 2017.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros, Twitter/Geoff Johns