Monday, January 13, 2014

RUMOR: Justice League to Begin Filming THIS YEAR

With all the names rumored to be added to Batman vs. Superman many have assumed the film would end up being the long-anticipated Justice League film. A new rumor say while that is not true, there may not be as long of a wait as we all thought.

With Batman vs. Superman set to begin filming next month, there have been several names associated with the film the past several weeks and none any bigger than Dwayne Johnson, rumored to be eyeing the role of Green Lantern John Stewart. There's also been continual talk about Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) landing a role, though he's been denying involvement with the film. However, Devin Faraci at Bad Ass Digest has been told that Momoa is indeed involved with the film and will be cameoing as Aquaman in advance of the Justice League film.

The plethora of rumored names and roles has been the source of some consternation for fans who have begin to wonder if Batman vs. Superman might be getting a little too crowded. Today's latest rumor, from Latino-Review, would put an end to those concerns and immediately increase DC's hype tenfold.

Citing a "trusted source," Latino-Review is reporting that DC/WB plan to film Justice League back-to-back with the Man of Steel sequel and turn it around for a 2016 release! The report builds from the fact that Dwayne Johnson will, in fact, be filming a DC/WB film this year, but to accommodate the busy scheduled of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, the studio is planning to film the Justice League immediately following the filming of Batman vs. Superman which, the report says, will end with a massive cliff-hanger.

If this is true it certainly puts some momentum in DC's corner. While Marvel has announced release dates in 2016, they have no films attached to them as of now and it's almost a given that none of them will be as big as a Justice League film would be. While this probably won't alter Marvel's plans, it certainly shows that WB/DC are finally ready to get serious into the business of making superhero films!