Rumor has it that Warner Bros will reboot Justice League with ‘Rebirth’ film that’s separate from the Snyder Cut.
Writing for DCEU Mythic, industry insider Jeremy Conrad said a Justice League: Rebirth film is in the early stage of development. According to Conrad, the film will have no connection to either 2017’s Justice League or the forthcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League, not continuing the Justice League story set up in that movie.
If this all sounds familiar, it’s because We Got This Covered already told you last week that Rebirth was in the works and now, Conrad’s intel has seemingly confirmed our initial scoop. It’s also unclear who will comprise the team’s roster, what the story will center on, and who Warner Bros. is eyeing to lead the project from a creative standpoint.
For fans of the comics, the name Rebirth holds particular significance, beyond its connection to The Flash and Green Lantern. In 2016, DC relaunched its entire line with the release of DC Universe: Rebirth Special #1, an oversized one-shot that effectively undid the publisher’s previous line-wide reboot, the New 52, and embraced the core concepts of legacy and relationships that readers were missing. It also set the stage for massive event-Esque miniseries such as the DC Universe/Watchmen crossover Doomsday Clock and the upcoming Batman: Three Jokers.
2017’s Justice League was originally supposed to launch its franchise. A follow-up was planned and even briefly had a release date slated for June 2019. However, those plans changed drastically when Justice League grossed just $657.92 million on a $300 million budget, failing to make enough to justify a sequel in the process.
In the nearly three years since its release, more attention has been paid to Zack Snyder’s Justice League than speculation over a sequel or reboot.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. Zack Snyder’s Justice League will premiere on HBO Max in early-to-mid 2021.
This news will no doubt divide the fanbase, though. If it happens, it’ll come as an especially strong blow to fans of the original film who, when the Snyder Cut was first announced, were hoping that this new version would provide the basis for future, canonical DCEU movies.