Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill to begin shooting ‘Justice League – Part 1’ in April

Director Zack Snyder reveals film will begin shooting in two months time ahead of 2018 release

Filming on Justice League – Part 1 will begin in April, director Zack Snyder has confirmed.

Snyder will begin work on the DC Comics film in London just weeks after his new film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits cinemas. Production on the film will begin on April 11 with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill appearing as Batman and Superman respectively.

The film will also feature Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman) teaming up in an all-star ensemble cast.

“The idea that we could begin to boot up a Justice League concept was a cool thing,” Snyder told Entertainment Weekly. “It was a little bit of an ‘about time’ moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming.

“But I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle. It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance, the idea that, ‘Oh, we just get the rest of the superheroes in there.’ But you have to [establish] a world where they can exist.”

DC’s slate of films already includes two Justice League films with Justice League – Part 1 in 2018 and Part 2 following the year after. Meanwhile, The Flash and Aquaman will both appear in standalone titles in 2018.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in cinemas worldwide on March 25.