Zack Snyder Opens Up About Justice League And DC’s Master Plan

DC fans have been hoping for Warner Brothers to "Unite the Seven" ever since the first image of Jason Momoa's Aquaman was released, and all eyes are on the studio to finally deliver on that promise this weekend, as rumor has it that the seven members of the Justice League will finally unite on stage during WB's Hall H panel. We've already seen images of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, and know who's playing The Flash and Cyborg. All that's left to do is finally reveal who's playing Green Lantern (and put those lingering Chris Pine rumors to rest). With Marvel sitting this year's convention out, this is WB's time to finally show the naysayers that their plans for a DC Comics shared cinematic universe is worth getting excited over.

While Empire’s recent cover story on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice brought with it a ton of new information on the highly-anticipated superhero flick, including new photos (seen above) and details on how the Caped Crusader will be portrayed, the magazine also managed to pry some details out of director Zack Snyder on what we can expect from Justice League.

 “What we are doing is ground up all the way. It is one giant story,”Snyder explains. “The first thing we had was the Justice League concept. The other movies, in a way, have to support that. That is our Wonder Woman, our Aquaman. They have their own creative concepts that supports them, but they do serve Justice League in the coming together of those heroes.

I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe. I have given everyone amazing access to our story, to me, and what we are doing. All the films have like minded conceptual jumping on points.”

Snyder’s wife, and the film’s producer, Deborah, also spoke to Empire and elaborated a bit on how DC is planning to bring all these films together into one cohesive universe, saying that the studio has “kind of a timeline of what every movie is, where it is going, and where the films fit in relation to each other.”

Finally, fellow producer, Charles Roven, added:

“We call it the sandbox. It has borders around it, but everybody gets to play in the sandbox. On Suicide Squad, David Ayer has a lot of specific control over his area of the sandbox. Even if he crosses the line a little bit, we see if we can push our boundaries back a little bit.”

While certainly a bit vague, it’s reassuring to hear that there’s a solid plan in place to bring the DC cinematic universe together. The studio is taking a different approach than Marvel, and though some are skeptical as to whether or not they’ll be able to pull it off as well as their rival has, I’m feeling pretty confident that they’ve got it all figured out. After all, there’s no real reason to doubt them at this point, right?

Nevertheless, all will be revealed when Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice touches down on March 25th, 2016, followed by Justice League on November 17th, 2017.