Obviously, their going shopping for a director and cast mean that Warner Bros. are serious about getting the Justice League movie up and running, but here's something a tad more precise than other recent reports. A person "not authorized to discuss the matter publicly" with The LA Times has nonetheless told them, in private:
Warner hopes to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015. The studio already has a Justice League script in the works. Next it needs to attach a director and then cast the lead roles.
Yeah, sort of old news, now with dates.
I guess you might not have been able to guess this bit:
The studio's plan is to spin out other superheroes into their own movies following Justice League. That's contrary to Marvel's successful strategy of teaming up Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America in Avengers (which became a global blockbuster) after each character had his own film.
No, you could guess that bit.
How long until we hear Ruben Fleischer will be directing? I reckon it might be a matter of days now.