Justice League Serves as a ‘Direct Sequel’ To Batman V Superman

Posted 2017/08/28 0 0

Justice League is confirmed to take place immediately after the events of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.


At the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman (Henry Cavill) sacrifices his life to stop Doomsday from unleashing further destruction across the planet. His death soon influences both Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to look for other warriors to unite the Justice League. Justice League will pick up in a world where there is no Man of Steel and his absence, no matter how long it will be until he is resurrected.

The confirmation has come courtesy of the latest issue of Total Film (via We Got This Covered) where the magazine has a feature for Justice League. As it turns out, DC’s first official ensemble movie will be a “direct sequel” to Batman V Superman and will start with “Superman in the grave after sacrificing himself during the battle against Doomsday. Batman and Wonder Woman are gathered in mourning before Steppenwolf makes himself known, leaving the duo to team up with other enhanced heroes.”

The Total Film article also discusses that the lore of the Kryptonians and the Green Lantern Corps will be explored within the film. Both groups were referred to by name by Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) in the San Diego Comic-Con sizzle reel.

Earlier in Batman v Superman, a scene at 1:35:05 shows Diana Prince scrolling through news reports on CNN. A headline on the left suggested that the film would be a direct sequel to Justice League.

In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League hits theatres on November 17th this year. Currently, the film is in the process of additional photography under Director Joss Whedon.