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04/28/2014 08:05 am ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

Justice League Movie Will Follow 'Batman vs. Superman'

Zack Snyder will direct the long-rumored Justice League movie for Warner Bros. immediately following his work on "Batman vs. Superman," this according to Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal. That report corroborates similar stories posted by Latino Review in January of this year and The Hollywood Reporter in July of 2013.

No release date has been set just yet, but it's expected that "Justice League" could arrive in theaters as early as 2017. Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman" film is set for release on May 6, 2016, the same day as "Captain America 3."

"['Justice League'] will be a further expansion of this universe," Greg Silverman, president of worldwide production for Warner Bros., told The Wall Street Journal. "'Superman vs Batman' will lead into 'Justice League.'"

As Latino Review noted in its January report, the back-to-back production of the sequels will happen, in part, because of the actors' busy schedules. Ben Affleck stars in the franchise as Batman, with Henry Cavill playing Superman and Gal Gadot set to embody Wonder Woman. Other members of the Justice League expected to be cast include Green Lantern, Flash and Aquaman. No actors have been set just yet, but TheWrap's Jeff Sneider passed along a rumor that Matt Damon, Affleck's long-time friend, could be considered for Aquaman. It's unclear if Ryan Reynolds, who starred as Green Lantern in the infamous 2011 flop "Green Lantern," will reprise his role for "Justice League."

For more on "Justice League," head to The Wall Street Journal.

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