Justice League will be one standalone movie, not a two-parter

Back in 2014 Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced that we'd be getting two Zack Snyder directed Justice League movies in November 2017 and June 2019 respectively, but it looks like that's no longer the case. Numerous set visit reports have revealed a number of new details about the movie, chief of which is that it will no longer be a two-parter.   

"We’re only ever planning and we are only doing Justice League, just Justice League. One movie", producer Deborah Snyder told Screen Rant. When specifically asked whether there was a part two, the answer was a definitive "No".

This feels like a smart course correction on the part of Warner Bros and DC; two-part movies - while guaranteeing bigger overall box office - often ends up being detrimental to the larger story. Having Justice League be a singular standalone movie allows the filmmaker to tell a more complete and effective story.

That's not to say that Justice League won't plant seeds for the future though. As Zack Snyder notes, "You know, hopefully there’s some reason to go – the movie doesn’t end and you go, "Okay, well that’s the DC Universe!"

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher, Justice League: Part 1 is currently scheduled for a November 17, 2017 release.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.