Well shit. Warner Bros. has enlisted Zack Snyder to direct a stand-alone Justice League movie, but we probably won’t see it until 2018. That gives you plenty of time to dream up all the new ways he will ruin your favorite superhero team.

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Snyder currently has his hands full with the Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman, which starts production next month and is scheduled for release in May 2016.

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“It will be a further expansion of this universe,” said Warner Bros. President of Worldwide Production Greg Silverman. “’Superman vs Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.’”

No shit, Silverman.

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It’s obvious that Warner Bros. has been scrambling to keep up with its Marvel-Disney rivals for quite some time now. The last viable threat to come from the DC Comics world was The Dark Knight Trilogy, which has grossed more than $1 billion to date for all three films. Admirable, but not enough to compete with The Avengers, which cleaned up at the box office in 2012 and became the third highest grossing film of all time.

It’s clear that the Justice League film is intended to be a direct rival to The Avengers. And while every studio hopes to recreate that kind of success, appointing the guy who botched Man of Steel just doesn’t seem like Warner Bros.’ best move.

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