Zach Snyder's going to try and make everybody forget that the Superfriends cartoon ever existed.
According to Variety, the man who directed Man of Steel will be helming Warner Bros. ' attempt to bring DC Comics' storied superhero team to the silver screen. SSnyder's already putting together Batman vs. Superman, the sequel to last year's reboot of a cinematic version of Kal-El. Ben Affleck will be putting on the Batsuit in that film and it will also feature Wonder Woman, who's being played by Fast & Furious actress Gal Gadot. And, as longtime fans know, once you get the DC Comics troika together, a more fleshed out team isn't far behind.
Casting reports of variable believability have tipped characters like Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Cyborg to be showing up in Batman vs. Superman, which has led many to think that the Bruce/Clark showdown would be the gateway to a Justice League movie. This strategy clearly apes what rival conglomerate Marvel has done in establishing its cinematic universe. Whether DC and Warner Bros' attempts will be successful remains to be seen and just increases the pressure on Batman vs. Superman. And if things don't work out, well, we'll always have the awesome animated incarnation of the Justice League. Update: More details about Warner Bros.' upcoming DC Comics-derived push is in this Wall Street Journal article.