Warner Bros. and Justice League director Zack Snyder, have officially confirmed exclusively to Entertainment Weekly that the first installment of Justice League will begin shooting on April 11th, 2016, just two weeks after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuts in theaters around the world.
Along with confirming the production start date for the film, Snyder talks a bit on the process of finally getting the film going for Warner Bros.
“The idea that we could begin to boot up a Justice League concept was a cool thing,” says Snyder, who also directed 2013’s Man of Steel and has become one of the key figures in shaping DC’s connected film universe.
“It was a little bit of an ‘about time’ moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming,” he said. “But I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle. It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance, the idea that, ‘Oh, we just get the rest of the superheroes in there.’ But you have to [establish] a world where they can exist.”