Justice League to compete with Avengers 2
Los Angeles - Justice League
is to go head-to-head with the The Avengers
sequel in 2015.
The DC Comics movie - which will star superhero characters Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman - is due to start filming next year ahead of its prospective release in three years, which is when Marvel is planning to put out a follow up to this year's The Avengers.
Warner Bros won the rights to use Superman in the motion picture earlier this week and the studio already has Gangster Squad
scribe Will Beall working on a script for Justice League
, but the film still requires a director and a cast to fill the lead roles. Christopher Nolan
Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros Pictures, has already reportedly tried to persuade Christopher Nolan to produce Justice League
, but the director - who is producing Superman movie Man of Steel
next year - wasn't convinced enough to sign up for the role.
While there is yet to be anyone officially cast in the DC Comics movie, Armie Hammer looks to be favourite to land the role of Batman, which comes after the The Lone Ranger
star was initially down to play the caped crusader in an earlier edition of the project before it fell apart. The Avengers
sequel looks set to see a number of stars reprise their superhero roles with Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) all linked to the project.