While Marvel has been dominating the superhero landscape on the big screen over the past few years, Warner Bros. and DC Comics will launch their own shared universe in March with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This massive adventure, which brings Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) together on the big screen for the first time, will then lead into Justice League Part 1 in 2017 and Justice League Part 2 in 2019. During an interview with Obsev, director Zack Snyder was asked if Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will start a new trilogy. He claims that the the two-part Justice League movie will lead to much bigger things, including a bigger villain, hinting that Batman v Superman is actually the start of an unofficial trilogy.
"Well, listen, we're working on Justice League right now, right? In a weird way, Justice League is the next step for these characters to form a bigger team. Maybe there's a bigger enemy to fight?"
Of course, he wouldn't reveal who this "bigger enemy" really is, yet, but there has already been plenty of speculation, months before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25. There have been rumors that iconic villains such as Darkseid and Brainiac will be the villains in Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, but neither of those characters have been confirmed yet. The director did say that the "fun" of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is watching Batman and Superman try to figure each other out.
"I think the fun of the movie is, in the end, it's a drama. They have to figure out each other, to figure out how to fight each other. So it's really about what makes them tick, and sort of, how that's going to work out in a conflict. And we'll see what happens."
The director also had some quick praise for his new Batman. As everyone knows, Ben Affleck is taking over the role of the Dark Knight. About the actor's performance as the caped crusader, Zack Snyder had this to say.
""[Affleck] is an amazing Batman....He's a great Batman."
Zack Snyder will direct the two-part Justice League movie, working from a script by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer Chris Terrio. After this first slate of movies finishes its run in 2020, little is known about where Warner Bros.' will go from there, but we reported last year that the studio wants Ben Affleck to direct and star in a new Batman stand alone trilogy. What do you think about these new details? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.