Monday, April 1, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Warner Bros. confirms Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman in Justice League, sets June 12, 2015 release date, Nolan to write script, Snyder to direct

In what is quite possibly the biggest news of the year, Joseph Gordon- Levitt has officially joined Justice League as Batman. If you remember, Gordon-Levitt's character John Blake is revealed to have the name of Robin at the end of The Dark Knight Rises. And after months of speculation about whether or not Gordon-Levitt would return for the Justice League film, today it has been confirmed by Warner Bros. pictures. Here is an official statement from Warner Bros.:

"Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are proud to formally announce our latest collaboration with DC Comics, JUSTICE LEAGUE. The film will bring back several legendary superheros such as Superman, Batman and Green Lantern and introduce many others including the Flash, Lobo, and Wonder Woman....

"JUSTICE LEAGUE will bring together those legendary superheros when a threat against mankind is made by two supervillains bent on total world domination. Together, the hero's must fight and become the might JUSTICE LEAGUE to save the world and stop the villains that are trying to destroy it...."

"JUSTICE LEAGUE will be directed by Zach Snyder (300, Man of Steel). We are very happy with Zach's work on Man of Steel and are ecstatic to see what he will do with this world-renowned property. We are also proud to say that the screenplay for JUSTICE LEAGUE will be written by the duo of Christopher and Johnathan Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). The team has begun drafting the script and it will be ready to shoot in Spring 2014. JUSTICE LEAGUE will star HENRY CAVILL as Superman, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT as Batman, ADRIANNE PALICKI as Wonder Woman, DWAYNE JOHNSON as Lobo, GARY OLDMAN as Jim Gordon, and MICHAEL SHANNON as Zod. Our wonderful team of casting directors are hard at work on filling out the rest of the cast. JUSTICE LEAGUE will be released on June 12, 2015."

WOW. That's all I have to say. This movie could end up being the greatest superhero movie ever. The Nolan brothers are just an epic duo and Snyder is a wonderful director. Look for more on this breaking news including reactions later.

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