Well this escalated quickly. It seems like only a week ago where the rumor mill was churning out possible scenarios where Warner Bros. was reconsidering its DC Comics Cinematic Universe strategy in the wake of negative reaction to screenings of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. No big deal really, it’s only the linchpin to the WB’s strategy for this I.P. is all. But yesterday, it was revealed that Justice League Part One will begin shooting just days after the release of Dawn of Justice, meaning that director Zack Snyder should be a very busy bee right now with pre-production, and he just released some photographic evidence to prove it.
Live (ish) from Leavesden Studios in England is Aquaman and his director.
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) February 22, 2016
Admittedly, it’s kind of funny how non-intimidating Jason Mamoa is in real life, and Zack Snyder looks somewhat bemused by Momoa’s love of gang signs. In Snyder’s defense, he’s probably exhausted having finished one huge movie and about to mount another one; the stress level’s undeniably high. Still, Mamoa looks happy to be there!
Having said all that, let’s over-analyze what we see in the background.
1) Aquaman suit. Check. Obviously if Mamoa’s in the house he’s going to be trying it on. It’s the second from the left in the background right next to…
2) The Flash suit. Ezra Miller will be wearing that one and from the looks of it, it’s a little more metallic (armored) than, say, the TV version worn by Grant Gustin weekly. On the other hand, it may be a trick of the light, a lamp too close to the head of the suit so that it’s able to better reflect said light.
3) Mysterious Black suit. Is it a new Batsuit? Nightwing? Black Manta? It’s worth noting that on the other side of picture there’s a Bat cowl, so perhaps Batman will be going more dark in his Dark Knight apparel for Justice League, something closer to past Batsuits than what he’s wearing in Dawn of Justice.
4) Mera art. On the floor between the Aquaman and Flash costumes is what looks like concept art for Mera, Aquaman’s wife. It’s the part that Amber Heard is rumored to fill in both Justice League, and subsequently the solo Aquaman. The figure on the far left next to the table the Batman cowl sits on also looks like a female costume, and it does seem to have a very Atlantean feel to it as well.
Justice League Part One is expected to begin filming on April 11, and will arrive in theaters on November 17, 2017.