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OTRC: 'Justice League' film, directed by Zack Snyder, in the works

The Justice League is seen in a DC Comics publicity photo. Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman told the Wall Street Journal in late April 2014 that the studio 'has set plans to make a 'Justice League' movie. (DC Comics)

A "Justice League" film, starring an ensemble of DC superheroes, is in the works.

Greg Silverman, president of worldwide production at Warner Bros, which owns DC Comics, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that the studio "has set plans" to make one.

The outlet said the new movie will be directed by Zack Snyder, who is helming the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, "Batman vs. Superman," which is set for release in 2016. It reported that Henry Cavill is expected to return as Superman, while Ben Affleck and Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who play Batman and Wonder Woman, will also reprise their roles.

"It will be a further expansion of this universe," Silverman told the newspaper. "'Superman vs Batman' will lead into 'Justice League.'"

The new film is expected to be released in 2018 at the earliest, the Wall Street Journal reported, adding that the script is still in development and the cast has not been announced, although it is set to feature the superhero Cyborg. In the DC comic books, the Justice League's often-changing lineup has included him as well as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash and Aquaman.

In January, the Israeli entertainment show "Good Evening with Guy Pines" reported that Gadot is set to earn $300,000 for "Batman vs. Superman" and had signed an option deal for at least two more sequels, adding that if the movie is a box office hit, her pay will be doubled or tripled. Warner Bros. has not commented.

Also, Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing told the Wall Street Journal that a "Wonder Woman" spinoff movie could also be produced, although there are no concrete plans for one, adding: ""That is our hope ... With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her."

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