Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder has revealed in a recent interview with Empire Magazine how DC's Extended Universe of movies are essential to their Justice League movie (including Suicide Squad), and how plans for the superhero team, that includes Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg will affect their solo movies.
"What we are doing is ground up all the way. It is one giant story," Snyder told.
"The first thing we had was the Justice League concept. The other movies, in a way, have to support that. That is our Wonder Woman, our Aquaman. They have their own creative concepts that supports them, but they do serve Justice League in the coming together of those heroes."
Even though Snyder will be keeping a very close eye on the directors of the other DC solo movie projects, it won't restrict their creative freedom.
"I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe. I have given everyone amazing access to our story, to me, and what we are doing. All the films have like minded conceptual jumping on points."
Meanwhile, DC producer Charles Roven explained how Warner Bros. and DC are attempting to connect their movies in the same world while not restricting their directors and writers to much. They’re looking at it like a sandbox.
"We call it the sandbox. It has borders around it, but everybody gets to play in the sandbox. On Suicide Squad, David Ayer has a lot of specific control over his area of the sandbox. Even if he crosses the line a little bit, we see if we can push our boundaries back a little bit."
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Justice League is set to start shooting next Spring.