As we all know, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will directly lead into the highly anticipated two-part Justice League saga, which will begin filming early next year. Now, a new rumor suggests that the massive budget for the former film will have a major impact on the latter, indicating that Warner Bros. is pouring a lot of money into this new franchise.
According to Latino-Review, the Batman v Superman budget has now elevated to a huge $410M. This would make it the most expensive film ever made, beating a record set by 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Anywhere from set pieces and an extended production schedule to A-list actors could have contributed to the cost.
However, that doesn’t mean the two-part Justice League will have a bigger budget. In fact, the combined budget for both parts, to be directed by Zack Snyder, is expected to be $500M. So, maybe $250M or so per part. Additionally, according to Latino-Review, the superhero ensemble is now being prepped in London for a 16-month production run. This includes pre-production and physical production.
Of course, this is all a rumor for now, so take it with a pinch of salt until official confirmation. Expect more news to come soon.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to hit theaters on March 25th, 2016. Justice League Part One will be released on November 17th, 2017, while Part Two is slated for June 14th, 2019.
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