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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you can believe it, we’re finally living in a post-BATMAN v SUPERMAN world. The film is out in theaters, waiting to be judged by the masses (and believe me, they are judging), though like most film fans, we have our eyes squarely set towards the future. Next on the DCEU slate, we have SUICIDE SQUAD and WONDER WOMAN, both of which will be released in the next year or so. But with director Zack Snyder–along with the rest of the cast–making the rounds promoting BvS, those aren’t even what we’re here to talk about.

That’s right. We’re here to talk about Snyder’s next DC project: JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE. Here’s what Snyder had to say about the film:

“I’m getting ready to start JUSTICE LEAGUE on the 11th of April, so in like two weeks we start shooting and it’s an intense, awesome, and gigantic undertaking because Bruce [Wayne] is having to go out and sort of ‘seven samurai’ the Justice League together, which is fun.”

“It’s slightly monumental, and at the same time they’re starting to grapple with this coming threat.”

Speaking of coming threats, one has to wonder just what that coming threat will be. I won’t spoil anything for those who haven’t seen BATMAN v SUPERMAN, but there are some potential allusions for incoming threats–though it’s still kind of up in the air. While many seem to be speculating Darkseid as the next big bad, I’d much rather see the likes of Black Adam take on the Justice League before spinning off into the SHAZAM! flick. Those who have been following us here at LR may also remember one of our scoops involving Bizarro showing up in BATMAN v SUPERMAN. While the character was cut from the film, there’s still a possibility the character can be utilized later down the line (or in the three-hour cut of the film).

In addition to the main Justice League cast, Yahoo! Movies went on to ask Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg if they are signed on for the sequel. Adams confirmed that she would, in fact, be returning to the sequel. Eisenberg, however, wasn’t quite as sure.

“They don’t know where my character is going or even what’s very specifically going to happen in the movie. And if they do know I’m kind of, like, not only the last one to find out, but whoever is the last one to find out, they call me. So I don’t know. But I certainly hope to. I love the people who made the movie, and my character is like the most fun character I’ll ever get to play, I’m sure.”

His lack of info didn’t prevent the actor from speculating on where the character could go following the events of BATMAN v SUPERMAN, however.

“I can see him kin of spiraling farther down from this movie, which would make him totally vile. I can also see him, because he has a real righteous sense of conviction, so he could turn the corner, reforming. He’s dogmatic more than he’s evil, I would say.”

This isn’t completely out of left field. Those who’ve read the comics know that Lex Luthor occasionally turns to the side of good, and even works with the Justice League on occasion, so I’d be interested in seeing just how that would play out on the big screen.

BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is out in theaters now!

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SOURCE: Yahoo! Movies

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.