Soon after, Zack Snyder seemed to contradict that. "We still have a release date," he said of a second movie. The confusion, one assumes, is over the nature of a follow-up. It is clearly a storm of semantics, but that 2019 release date will likely give us a sequel, as opposed to a part two of the same story. This initial Justice League is "a complete movie," says Snyder, although he hopes it leaves things open, whetting appetites for more – "It doesn't end like, 'Well, that's the DC Universe!'"
Of course, you don't set up a franchise to rival The Avengers then immediately put it to bed. The chances are there is a public cautiousness at play here, with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros only just getting going with their schemes and plans. If things go well, we will, of course, have a whole slew of sequels. Just don't call them parts.
In other Justice League news, Snyder is shooting the movie using 35mm film. As with Batman V Superman, and unlike Marvel's movies, film continues to win out over digital in the DC Extended Universe.