Rumor: Zack Snyder to Direct 'Justice League' If 'Man of Steel' Soars
by Ethan Anderton
April 24, 2013
We already know that there's a lot riding on Man of Steel for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. In addition to rebooting the Superman franchise, the probability of Justice League actually getting off the ground rests on the shoulders of this new film from Zack Snyder. However, the future of Justice League might rely even more on the talents of the director. Empire recently published an issue examining Man of Steel, and while it does have a direct quote from anyone at Warner Bros. or Snyder himself, they say that if Man of Steel does well enough, then Snyder will be asked to direct the DC Comics superhero ensemble.
The article (via JoBlo) says, "Warner Bros.’ long-term view has been revised to embrace this new vision, just as the Dark Knight films resisted the commodification of Marvel. Whether we get a Justice League, they say, depends on Man of Steel. If we do, they say, Zack Snyder will be asked to direct." That's about the most solid information on Justice League we've gotten yet. And while it's big news, it's not all that surprising. If Snyder can kickstart Man of Steel like this, and created the cinematic universe in which the rest of the heroes would have to exist, then he's the best man for the job. And if that final trailer is any indicator of the quality of this film, then we're in for something truly special.