In a move that surprised no one (or, let us rephrase, should have surprised no one), Warner Bros. formally announced that 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder will be helming the long-awaited 'Justice League' movie after he's finished with 'Batman vs. Superman.' With his Superman sequel set for release on May 6, 2016, the premiere date for this DC superhero team-up is projected for around 2018, and the studio has more it wants to accomplish before then.
As they continue to work toward the big 'Justice League' crossover, Warner Bros. is also planning the further expansion of the DC cinematic universe. Not unlike how Marvel has made billions off of second-tier characters, Warner Bros. is looking to do the same, releasing two lower-budgeted superhero films every year outside of the summer blockbuster season.