Well, June 14, 2019, came and went, and there was no sign of Justice League 2. There has been no casting news, or evidence that it has gone into production, so barring a major miracle, we won’t be seeing it soon.
Release date of Justice League 2:
Justice League 2 was scheduled for release on June 14, 2019. That date was quietly removed from the schedule long before the first movie was released, and that date has since been taken by the Shaft reboot. WB does have an “untitled event film” scheduled for August 2, 2019, but that isn’t going to be Justice League 2.
In other words, don’t expect Justice League 2 before 2021 at the earliest, and when it happens, it may have a totally different Batman under the cowl and a new Superman in the cape. However, by the time this happens, we’ll have had a Shazam movie and possibly a Green Lantern Corps movie, which means there may be some more room at the table for new heroes.
The cast of Justice League 2:
Assuming this movie gets made in the next five years, it’s a virtual lock that Gal Gadot will be there as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Ben Affleck’s status as Batman remains up in the air, as does Henry Cavill as Superman.
So much for the plans, but why has the film been delayed? And are we likely to see it in the near future?
It’s been all change for DC’s film franchise in recent years. Justice League’s follow-up Aquaman surprised everyone by becoming the highest-grossing DC movie ever released. Interestingly, it did it while barely acknowledging the existence of the titular character’s superhero buddies.
Shazam! Director David F Sandberg said that his “self-contained” film only loosely ties into the rest of the DC franchise, while Joker is set in – debatably – a completely different world. Rather than following the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s complicated, joined-up storytelling, DC’s new model seems to be a far more fragmented landscape of largely standalone films.