Justice League 2 delayed to make room for The Batman

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May 5, 2017, 12:15 PM EDT (Updated)

While the plan was for Zack Snyder to dive into the sequel almost immediately after wrapping Justice League, it now looks like Warner Bros. has pushed back the release date to give room to the Dark Knight's solo entry.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justice League 2 (originally slated for a June 2019 premiere) is now making way for Ben Affleck’s The Batman. Despite the setback, it seems that Snyder is still "intent" on sitting in the director’s chair for the sequel. In the wake of the whole Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debacle, it's possible (as in I'm speculating) that the studio is waiting to see what the reaction to Justice League will be when the movie comes out on Nov. 17, 2017.

With the lull between productions, Snyder is set to turn his attention to his long-in-the-works war thriller, The Last Photograph. Set in Afghanistan, the movie centers on a war correspondent who is the lone survivor of an attack on a group of Americans. He teams up with a special ops soldier looking for a family member in the hopes to get the story of his life.

Snyder came up with the story after the success of 300, with Kurt Johnstad writing the screenplay for the film. The rights have since lapsed, but Snyder is trying to get them back. THR reports that Snyder and his wife Deborah plan to repackage the whole thing and approach Warner Bros. with an improved version, aiming to film the movie in late 2017.

What do you think about Justice League 2 making way for The Batman

(via THR)