In the past few weeks Warner Bros. has adopted an all out marketing approach for the upcoming film Justice League. Whether this will pay off for the studio remains to be seen but Warner Bros. seems confident in their product as it has now been announced a sequel is already in development. While it was originally announced that DC would be putting out two films featuring the League, the DCEU has since changed and taken on a bit of a different shape than when it was first planned.
The studio has previously stated they are hoping to de-emphasize universe’s shared nature. However, it seems the sequel is still very much a part of the plan based on a statement from J.K. Simmons, who plays Commissioner Gordon. In an interview with Total Film, Simmons said:
“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.”
We should note that even though a script is being written for Justice League 2 doesn’t mean its a guarantee itll go ahead. The future of the film will ultimately be dependent on how the first film fairs at the box office next month, and how it is received with critics. Regardless, it would seem that the studio has faith in the movie with a final trailer now out in the wild, it wont be long before we start getting TV-spots and clips giving us some new looks at DC’s tent pole.
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Justice League releases in theaters on November 17th.
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