In anticipation for the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Steve Weintraub got to sit down with director Zack Snyder to talk about the future of the DC Cinematic Universe. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman are just the beginning since Snyder and Warner Bros. are greatly expanding their movieverse with the upcoming Justice League movies and other heroic spin-offs. There will have to be a shifting of gears as the production team moves forward with their next film, but Snyder’s up to the task.
The director talked briefly about the process to come up with the official title for the Justice League movies and even revealed some of his own insight about how the Batman v Superman logo came about. Steve also managed to get some inside info on the film’s shooting schedule and set constructions from their planned production in England.
Watch the video interview with Snyder below, followed by more on his comments:
While the Justice League movie has been referred to as either Justice League or The Justice League: Part One, Snyder confirmed that they don’t have an official title for the movie yet, just a working one:
Right now the working title is Justice League. Actually, I’m in that phase where I’ve been drawing logos and I’ve been drawing title treatments and stuff like that to try and figure out what it means, what Justice League is, visually, so we’ll see if the name evolves with this visual presentation.
Now that Batman v Superman is just about in the books, Snyder and his production team will next look towards the start of Justice League, by whatever title they decide to give it. The director commented on how the film’s shooting schedule compares to that of Batman v Superman:
The schedule’s close, it’s not quite as long, but give or take. We have a more efficient machine in England because we have a big backlot that we built for Gotham and Metropolis, so it’ll be easier to photograph than when you have to close down streets. But it’s a beautiful backlot.
As a bit of bonus trivia, Snyder commented on the Batman v Superman logo that he drew himself. Since it meshes well with the Man of Steel logo, we might just see a Justice League logo from Snyder that pays homage to both films that came before it:
The Batman v Superman logo I drew so long ago. I know there’s versions of it that existed anyway, but that one in particular I [drew]. The thing that’s kinda cool about the Batman suit [and] our Batman logo is that the dimension is the same as the Man of Steel logo, the bottom of the bat. So I said, “No, it’s cool. It’s okay. It’s mythologically okay.”
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